Industry News

Houston, Texas and the surrounding areas have seen significant population increases in recent years. This has led to higher demand for self storage—a demand that developers are anxious to meet. SurePoint Self Storage recently opened a new facility in Cypress, Texas and have begun construction on a new 91,950 square-foot facility in Pearland. Pearland is an excellent...

The Southern Daily Echo, a local news organization in Southampton, England, recently covered the story of Access Self Storage of Millbrook’s annual Easter Egg Charity Appeal to benefit the Rainbow Centre, a UK-based children’s charity. “We really do want to thank the generous people who popped in with these donations,” Access facility manager Helen McPhail...

Storage Quarters, a self storage facility located in Garden City, New York, recently sponsored Shred Day, an event designed to benefit local businesses and the environment. Businesses in the Garden City-Huntington City area in New York had the opportunity to rid themselves of much of their old paperwork on Shred Day. The shredding, held at the Huntington Chamber...

In the past, some communities have taken issue with the way self storage facilities looked. In some cases, this led local boards and communities to limit development in their areas. Developers took note and placed more attention—and resources—on the aesthetics of a facility. These efforts have gone a long way to assuage community concerns. This victory doesn’t...

Self storage facilities, especially in recent years, have a good track record as solid investments. With this understanding driving their business strategies, NorthPoint Development is aggressively pursuing expansion into the greater Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Minneapolis markets. The company recently began construction on three facilities in the Pittsburgh metropolitan...

DelmarvaLife is a TV program that airs Monday through Friday on WBOC 16 in the Delmarva Peninsula area of Maryland. A recent episode focused on spring cleaning, and turned to Delaware Beach Storage Center for suggestions on how self storage can aid in this perennial project. “Typically the spring and fall are busy for us when people are going through their house...

Big Yellow Self Storage is a leading self storage company in the United Kingdom. The company has a rich history of community involvement, and recently added another entry to that history by creating a marketing competition for three student teams from the University of Sussex School of Business. Anthony Chenery, Big Yellow’s head of marketing, created a marketing...

Marcus Trufant was a Seahawks cornerback for 10 seasons before retiring in 2012. He’s begun a strong second career as an entrepreneur, and recently entered the self storage game. While launching his first business—which involves mobile car detailing—he heard friends talking about the self storage industry. Trufant felt this was a “safe” investment that...

Boyd Adams is the manager of the StorageMart facility in Omaha, Nebraska. When he and his wife decided to enjoy a day at the zoo recently, they ended up having a more exciting time than planned. As the couple neared the African Grasslands exhibit at the Henry Doorly Zoo, they noticed a woman in great distress. Adams discovered that a mother had turned to check on...

SmartStop Self Storage, which manages a portfolio of more than 66,000 self storage units, recently announced the results of its fundraising drive held at its multi-sports facility, Ladera Sports Center. $5,045 was raised for Laura’s House, which SmartStop then matched dollar-for-dollar, for a grand total of $10,090. “For more than 20 years, Laura’s...