Industry News

The self-storage industry in Brazil has been a hotbed of activity in recent years as knowledge of the service has increased and demand has grown. Sam Zell, the real estate tycoon behind Equity International, is partnering with Pátria Investimentos Ltda. to create a strong position for making the most of this demand. This merger joins the forces of two of the top...

A press release announcing the recent launch of the website Storage Reviewer promises self storage consumers in Arkansas reviews of area facilities by detailing price, size options, convenience, cleanliness, storable items, security measures and other characteristics. Thus far, however, the site lists only four self storage facilities—with no listings in Arkansas’...

During the holiday season, it’s quite common for people and businesses to step up to answer the call of local charities. But of course, these charities need as much assistance throughout the rest of the year as they do during the holidays. WI Self Storage Appleton recognizes this need and has taken a bold step to help alleviate the problem of hunger in their community....

Callbox is a valet self storage business operating in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The company was co-founded by Kyle Bainter and Dan Slaven. Bainter’s interest in developing a valet service came after his own experience with traditional self storage. Like many people who seek out valet storage, Bainter wanted to avoid the whole process of having to...

Australia-based Kennards Self Storage has been busy expanding its portfolio in recent years. In 2014, the company added over 16,000 square meters of rentable space, then followed that with another 14,455 square meters in 2015. These expansion efforts brought the total number of the company’s facilities to 85. The company has no intention of resting on its laurels: From...

Go Green Storage is in the process of developing a storage facility in St. Lawrence County, New York that promises 300 greener, more energy-efficient storage units. The facility will incorporate solar energy as well as spray foam, which will reduce energy costs. To further reduce its carbon footprint, Go Green will acquire as much locally produced building material...

Many self storage companies don’t want to generate hoarders. The industry, by and large, provides customers with information, articles and tips about how to stay organized, how to declutter and how to make the most of one’s unit space. Allstate Self Storage—which operates facilities in Arizona, Nevada, Minnesota and Indiana—recently posted an article entitled...

There’s the old saying that the only consistent thing in life is change; one of these consistent changes is the cost of a college education—it just goes up, up, up. To help one student cover some of his or her tuition costs, Littleton Storage Solutions in Littleton, Massachusetts is sponsoring an essay contest as part of The Nashoba Valley Smart Home Show. The...

Chester Football Club is a football (soccer) club located in Chester, Cheshire, England. To benefit the community where they reside, the club has formed the Chester FC Community Trust. The Trust’s purpose is to use the power of sport to make a difference in the lives of the people of Chester. As with any charitable effort, partners are important to make the mission...

Hawaii Self Storage is providing free space to charities that lack sufficient storage for holiday donations that have not yet been distributed. “Finding a cool, dry and secure space to store the largesse while awaiting distribution can be a problem,” reports the Honolulu Star Advisor, “so Hawaii Self Storage is donating use of 300 step-up storage units at its...