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  • Stellar Asset Invests in U.K. Self-Storage
    Stellar Asset Management launched a fund that seeks a minimum annual income of 6 percent by investing in self-storage space facilities in the Midlands and Northwest England. The Stellar Income Fund is seeking to raise £1m to fund its first investment, with the ...More
    February 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • UNITS Franchise Opens in San Antonio
    David Williams is opening a franchise of UNITS Mobile Storage, a portable storage company, in San Antonio. The 13,000-square-foot warehouse is on 1.5 acres near San Antonio International Airport. Williams owns the first UNITS franchise in the city. ...More
    February 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Catch the Villain if You Can
    Last week, a Jack in the Box employee was severely beaten outside his restaurant near Lakeport, Calif., and police are hoping the video surveillance from a nearby self-storage facility will help them apprehend a suspect. After the incident took place, authorities found an ...More
    February 5, 2009 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Jobless Claims Reaches 26-Year High
    A record number of Americans are applying for unemployed insurance as new jobless claims soared to a more than 26-year high, according to government data released Thursday. ...More
    February 5, 2009 Posted in News
  • National Self-Storage Snapshot: Real Estate
    Fundamentals in the national self-storage market have remained healthy compared to most other property sectors, including the retail, office and industrial sectors. But the downfall of the housing market may soften the self-storage market. ...More
    February 5, 2009 Steve Ekovich Posted in Articles, Construction, Finance, Real Estate
  • Green Construction Trends
    Despite a slowdown in overall construction across the country, consumers and builders are still moving forward with projects and products that are more Earth-friendly. In the latest issue of, writer Jerry Yudelson lists the top 10 green building trends. He ...More
    February 4, 2009 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Tips for Finding Health Insurance
    Thousands of Americans who've lost their jobs during the recession are now in dire need of affordable health care. Health experts suggest they look into joining their spouses' insurance program, private insurance and government programs. ...More
    February 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Health Insurance Coming for 4 Million Low-Income Children
    The House was expected to approve the expansion of a children's health insurance program Wednesday and deliver it to President Obama for his quick signature. The bill passed the Senate last week. Over the next four years, up to 13 million children could be covered under the ...More
    February 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Mele Named Top Agent at Marcus & Millichap
    Marcus & Millichap has named Michael Mele, vice president of investments, as the firm’s top self-storage agent for 2008. In 2008 alone, Mele and his team closed 24 separate transactions, comprising 36 properties involving 16 different buyers. His group ...More
    February 4, 2009 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • Banks Still Lending Says American Bankers Association
    America's banking institutions haven't halted all lending, according to a letter to the editors of The Wall Street Journal. It appeared in the Feb. 2 issue and was submitted by Ed Yingling, president and chief executive of the American Bankers Association in Washington, ...More
    February 3, 2009 Posted in News, Finance