Ground breaking for a new self storage facility in Schertz, Texas, recently took place. Brian Cisarik, Robert Loeb, and Jeff Bailey are the three developers for the project. When completed, the new facility will have 113,000 square feet. It is currently scheduled to open in January 2015. It will be part of the SurePoint Self Storage brand.
Cisarik and Loeb have been in the self storage business since 2001 when they built and opened their first project, the Castle Hills Self Storage. In addition to the state-of-the-art storage facility, free bolt cutter-proof cylinder locks, gated access seven days a week, free truck, and commercial deliveries accepted, they also provide professional office space at this facility. The office space has DSL, a phone line, trash service, individual post office boxes, and access to a copy machine and a conference room.
In 2003, they added their Austin Highway Self Storage facility to their portfolio. It was in an area that was being revitalized. It joined two other anchor businesses – Wal-Mart and Lowe’s Home Improvement.
In 2010, Loeb and Cisarik added a third self storage facility to their portfolio. They purchased the majority ownership of 3009 Self Storage. The facility was built in 2006 in Schertz, which is a city just northeast of San Antonio. The facility has over 400 climate-controlled units with 78,000 square feet. The facility is three stories high. This facility was the first one that they bought that was already built.
In April 2013, they added on to their Austin Highway Self Storage. It is a three-story building with 75,000 square feet. There are 4 other one-story buildings that total in 15,000 square feet that are not climate controlled. This added 200 more units. This addition brings the facility up to 88,500 square feet and 693 units. Ninety percent of the units are climate controlled.
The main building has a unique feature. Six hundred square feet in the main building houses the Austin Highway Wine Cellar. It was the first professional wine cellar in San Antonio. It can hold up to 1,500 cases of wine. It has an ornate wooden doorway and wooden, louvered wine cabinets. This is an upscale facility because it serves an upscale neighborhood.
Cisarik, Loeb, and Bailey plan to start building yet another facility this coming July. It will have 110,000 square-feet. They also plan yet on starting work on another facility in December.
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San Antonio developers is expanding self-storage portfolio with Schertz purchase.” San Antonio Business Journal; 8 September 2010.