Self Storage in the News

Posted on Oct 16 2013 - 8:56pm by Winnie Hsiu

Today, I’m going to share several short snippets of self storage news.

Helping animal shelters is a community service that many self storage facilities assist with and support. Guardian Self Storage in Tuckahoe, New Jersey, will host an animal adoption day this coming Saturday October 19. It will be held at Guardian Self Storage located at 1420 Rte. 50 in Tuckahoe.

This event has two purposes: to find families to adopt the animals and to raise awareness about the Beacon Animal Rescue and their efforts. Guardian tenants, local residents, and businesses are encouraged to participate in the event. Participants can enter a drawing for a chance to win free storage.

Cheryl Alessandrine and Jeanne Swift founded beacon Animal Rescue. In the beginning, they used their own money to pay the vet bills for stray animals that came their way and for homemade flyers to advertise their services. Today, it is a small non-profit organization run totally by volunteers. Their mission is to save unwanted and unclaimed cats and dogs that are destined for euthanasia.

Guardian Self Storage is managed by Storage Asset Management. Formed in 2010, they have over 40 years of experience in the self storage industry and manage approximately 30 facilities.

Next in the news. Guard Space Storage LLC, a company based in Provo, Utah, purchased a mini-storage complex in Sarasota, Florida. The property is at 19150 Peachland Boulevard and has over 16,000 square feet.  The previous owner was Albert Tiseo. Back in 2006, he purchased the facility for $1.8 million.

Three months ago, the Charlotte State Bank repossessed the facility. Guard Space Storage was able to buy it from the bank at a greatly reduced price of $540,000.

Also in the news, Devon Self Storage has appointed a new regional vice president of operations. Robert Francis was given that position. He will oversee 23 facilities (with more than 1.6 million square feet) that are in 6 different states.

Francis has been very active in the self storage industry. He served 9 years on the national Self Storage Association board of directors. He served as their chairman in 2008.  He also served on their southeast regional board. In addition, he has served on the Florida Self Storage Association board of directors.

Devon Self Storage was founded in 1988.  Over the past 15 years, they have owned or managed 99 facilities in 20 states. It is ranked as one of the top 15 self storage operators in the United States.

Sources Used:

“Storage complex goes for huge discount.” Herald-Tribune; 15 October 2013.

“Devon Self Storage Appoints Regional Vice President for Southeast States.” Inside Self-Storage; 16 October 2013.

“Guardian Self Storage hosts charity event to benefit Beacon Animal Rescue.” Shore News Today; 16 October 2013.

Guardian Self Storage.

Beacon Animal Rescue.