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John Stevens

John Stevens from Extraspace.com reports on the thriving self storage industry in the Pacific Rim and around the world with information from sources such as AsiaOne Business magazine, Inside Self Storage and operator websites. John is an avid blogger and outdoor enthusiast.

There is money to be made in the self storage industry, and not just right now. As society continues to buy, it continues to need space. Those involved in the self storage industry are more than happy to provide it. With the success that the industry has seen in recent years, more and more investors are doing what they can to beef up and solidify their self storage portfolios....

Since founding Extra Space Storage in 1977, Kenneth Woolley has built a booming self storage business. His enterprise controls more than 59 million square feet of rentable storage space in 1,071 self-storage facilities across 35 states. After almost 40 years in the business, he still sees a bright future in the industry. Woolley shared his vision in a recent interview...

Like in the United States, the economy in the UK is struggling. Even though unemployment there is down and inflation is low, there is zero wage growth. Households are struggling with the high cost of living. Because of the economic status in the UK, Attic Self Storage asked Active Supply & Design (who designs, manufactures, and builds self storage facilities) to do...

via Extra Attic Mini Storage webpage Extra Attic Mini Storage recently announced the grand opening of a new expansion at its facility in Richmond, Virginia. It will be held at 4825 Bethlehem Road on Saturday, August 30 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Members of the community are invited to attend. The day’s festivities include free drinks, snacks, and ice cream for those...

There once was a time when people who needed a self storage facility would simply look up “self storage” in the phone book and find the closest one to them. via Shutterstock Today, that is rarely the case. People want to know more. They want to be able to see the place beforehand. They want to know the business hours, security measures, prices, specials, and anything...

Today, there are several short news items about self storage advancements from across the nation — from Boston to California to Florida. Cubiq, a smartphone-enable personal storage service, opened its doors for business yesterday in Boston. Cubiq is an on-demand concierge self storage service and is the preferred storage provider for two new high-rise, green-living luxury...

What do an old Kmart, a shuttered liquor store, and a former Buick dealership have in common? Each of these buildings can—and will—be converted into self storage facilities. Conversions have become a common way for investors to get into the self storage industry and grow their portfolios. While lending agencies are often reluctant to lend for new construction, they...

One of the many great things about a self storage facility is that you can pretty much store whatever your heart desires at a facility. Within the limits of the law of course, but then again it is not unusual to see criminals try to use a self storage unit to hide their nefarious deeds. The point is that you can really store just about anything. Need a place for a boat,...

Millions of people from around the world flocked to the country of Brazil for the 2014 World Cup earlier this summer. Come fall there will not be millions of people–likely not too many from outside of Brazil and neighboring countries—heading back to Brazil, but not for a soccer tournament No, they’ll be going to the Second Annual Latin America Self Storage Expo...

There is an old saying that most of us have probably head at one time or another (especially if you have played sports)—go big or go home. Loosely translated that means if you are going to do something you might as well go all out ad leave nothing in reserve. While the saying is a great one in the sports world the same could also be said in the self storage industry. After...