• Grubb & Ellis Releases Global and Regional Real Estate Forecasts
    Grubb & Ellis Co. recently released its 2007 Global Real Estate Forecast, which indicates the U.S. commercial leasing markets should continue to improve this year. ...More
    January 26, 2007 Posted in News
  • Going Solar and Braving the Cold
    On the coat tails of my last couple of blog posts, which addressed the issue of environmentally friendly building techniques for self-storage, I read a news item in the Novato (Calif.) Advance about a facility gone solar. North Bay Self Storage and Southpoint Lofts (a ...More
    January 24, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • U.K. Mogul Sells Armadillo Self Storage for $40M
    Entrepreneur Alister Jack has sold his U.K.-based Armadillo Self Storage business to financial and banking conglomerate HSBC for £40 million. ...More
    January 24, 2007 Posted in News
  • Self-Storage Featured at Bank of America REIT Summit
    The self-storage industry will be highlighted at the 2007 “Out of the Box” REIT Summit, hosted by Bank of America on Jan. 25th at the Le Parker Meridien Hotel in New York City. ...More
    January 23, 2007 Posted in News
  • CBRE Hosts Property Tour at Inside Self-Storage Vegas Expo
    Investors interested in viewing self-storage properties available in the Las Vegas market can participate in a free tour sponsored by CB Richard Ellis during the Inside Self-Storage Expo at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Feb. 20-23, 2007. ...More
    January 22, 2007 Posted in News
  • Bader Co. Offers Self-Storage Hurricane Coverage
    Indianapolis-based Bader Co., a provider of specialized insurance products for the self-storage industry, now offers Storm Tracker hurricane coverage for storage facilities. ...More
    January 19, 2007 Posted in News
  • Getting Greener
    After Tuesday's post about "green" building in self-storage, I received an e-mail from a gentleman who is currently in the due-diligence phase of his first self-storage project. He shared with me that the reduction of operating costs is certainly a motivating factor in the ...More
    January 18, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Hawaii Self Storage Offers 2007 College Scholarship Program
    Hawaii Self Storage of Honolulu, is accepting applications for its annual college scholarship program, which will award nine qualified O'ahu public high school students as much as $4,000. ...More
    January 18, 2007 Posted in News
  • 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 Blog