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  • Big Yellow Goes for REIT Status
    Big Yellow Group, one of the largest operators of self-storage in the United Kingdom, is electing to convert to a real estate investment trust, pending a tax-related agreement with HM Revenue and Customs. ...More
    January 17, 2007 Posted in News
  • Green Building
    I'd like some input from self-storage builders and operators who support and/or use "green" building—energy-saving and environmentally friendly building techniques, technology and practices. I'm thinking about this today because while I'm sporting a wool sweater and socks ...More
    January 16, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • UNITS Mobile Storage Expands Franchise Chain
    John Islands, S.C.-based UNITS Mobile Storage, with an eye toward opening 50 franchise locations by 2011, added four facilities in North Carolina, bringing its current count to seven. ...More
    January 15, 2007 Posted in News
  • Boat/RV Storage: Questions Answered at Inside Self-Storage Vegas Expo
    Self-storage professionals interested in learning more about boat and RV storage will get their questions answered on Feb. 21, 2007, at the Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo. ...More
    January 12, 2007 Posted in News, Development
  • SIA Fundraiser Nets Thousands for Social Service Support
    “The Giving Season Initiative,” a holiday-season fundraising effort led by Storage Investment Advisors and The Streetview Group, netted thousands of dollars in donations to support social services. ...More
    January 11, 2007 Posted in News
  • Not With a Whisper ... but a BANG
    We kicked off the 2007 Legal Learning webinar series yesterday. I was foolishly concerned we would loose momentum in attendance because we had skipped an event in December, but this was not the case. On the contrary—it was one of our most widely attended webinars to date! ...More
    January 10, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • Beacon Closes More Than $20M in 4Q 2006 Loan Transactions
    Beacon Realty Capital, a commercial real estate financial services firm with a specialized self-storage lending group, closed $20.3 million in self-storage loans in the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2006. ...More
    January 10, 2007 Posted in News
  • Inside Self-Storage Expands With Industry Crossword Fun
    A fun new feature will appear in future issues of Inside Self-Storage magazine: a crossword puzzle tailored to the industry. ...More
    January 9, 2007 Posted in News
  • Universal Insurance Adds Self-Storage Pollution Coverage
    Universal Insurance Facilities Ltd. now offers pollution legal liability insurance for the self-storage industry. ...More
    January 8, 2007 Posted in News
    If you have a sales, grand opening, groundbreaking or other transaction you would like listed here, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to Barker Pacific Group, in a venture through its affiliate Union ...More
    January 5, 2007 Posted in Articles