Industry News

The prospect of starting a business while in school might feel completely overwhelming to most college students, but when BYU student Preston Adler had the idea for Neiybor, an Airbnb-styled self storage company, he knew he had to run with it. Adler came up with the idea while he and his wife were in the process of scrambling for a place to store their things before...

New Orleans-based Fontainebleau Storage, located near the French Quarter, was recently recognized by the Self Storage Association for its contributions to preserving a piece of the historic property on which it stands. While operating 821 traditional storage units, the facility also rents 100 apartments and has studio practice rooms at low rates available to local...

Store & Secure, a self storage company in the UK, recently opened a new facility in Basingstoke, a town located in the south-central part of England. The parent company, located in Bournemouth, has been involved in charitable activity for years and wants to continue the tradition in Basingstoke. The only problem: the company doesn’t know which charities are...

It’s not every day a storage facility wins an award for beautifying a property, but that’s exactly what happened recently to Next Door Storage. The company, which operates 14 facilities in Illinois, received an award from the city of Algonquin, Illinois, commending its recent improvements to a property along the East Algonquin Road corridor. According to a recent...

On March 3, the Viking Self Storage facility in Bedford, England hosted the YMCA Sleep Easy Challenge. The Challenge, in an effort to raise both awareness and money for the homeless cause, allowed people to live like the homeless population for a night—but in a safe, controlled environment. Participants could choose from two options—the “classic” or “extreme”...

Stop and Store has announced the opening of an innovative, automated self storage facility in Kelowna, British Columbia. The company’s decision to expand was driven by the current development explosion in both the commercial and housing sector of Kelowna, according to a press release. In 2016 alone Kelowna saw 2,196 housing project starts. The Global News reports...

Access Self Storage, one of the largest self storage companies in the UK, recently kicked off its annual Easter Egg Charity Appeal. While Easter is principally a holiday of great significance for Christians, many other people, Christians included, take part in the bunny and candy side of the holiday. Access Self Storage wants to make sure that as many people as possible—those...

Historically, it hasn’t been terribly uncommon for a community to balk at a new self storage facility moving in. Not because there was aversion to the service—but instead because of the appearance of the facility. Companies began making concerted efforts to focus attention and resources to the design aesthetics. That is certainly the case with the latest project...

The Self Storage Association Asia (SSAA) has found what it believes to be a “win-win solution” for a Hong Kong self-storage industry that must meet fire safety standards: enclosing storage clusters with fireproof boards will not only meet newly proposed safety requirements, but also save the industry millions of dollars. Hong Kong’s Fire Service Department...

If the Department of City Planning (DCP) in New York City has its way, self storage developers will soon have a much tougher time building new facilities in industrial business zones. The pushback from the city planners comes because they are hoping to reserve these zones for businesses that create more jobs than self storage. From their point of view, it’s simple:...