• Big Yellow's Profits Surge
    Big Yellow Group PLC, the largest publicly traded self-storage operator in the United Kingdom, said its profit for the first half of the fiscal year increased 35 percent. ...More
    November 28, 2006 Posted in News
  • Self-Storage: The 'Classified Ad' of the Real Estate World
    Wondering what the heck I mean by THAT? Then you'll want to read today's blog post by Robert X. Cringely. He's drawn an interesting comparison between self-storage and the the classified ad section of your daily newspaper—both are "modest but lucrative" and generally ...More
    November 27, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Buchanan Partners With RBC Capital Markets
    Buchanan Storage Capital joined forces with the Real Estate Mortgage Capital Division of RBC Capital Markets to provide commercial mortgage-backed securities for the self-storage industry. ...More
    November 27, 2006 Posted in News, Finance
  • Simply Self Storage Jumps to Top of Private Owners List
    Last week, Simply Self Storage acquired a 48-property portfolio from EZ Storage, making it one of the largest privately owned self-storage companies in the United States. ...More
    November 22, 2006 Posted in News
  • North Pocono Storage Facilities Suffer Extreme Vandalism
    Vandals set fire to one North Pocono, Pa., self-storage facility this week and severely damaged another. The first was left in ruins and the other will require thousands of dollars in repairs, reported The Times-Tribune. ...More
    November 21, 2006 Posted in News
  • SIA and Streetview Group Launch Holiday Fundraiser
    Storage Investment Advisors LLP and The Streetview Group launched a “Giving Season Initiative” to help homeless families and abused children in Houston, Indianapolis and Los Angeles. ...More
    November 21, 2006 Posted in News
  • Heck, no, we won't go!
    Just a quick update on the Pasadena conflict between Southern California Edison and Persson's Nursery: On Friday, I mentioned there was a demonstration scheduled for the following morning. This did occur. Approximately 60 resident members of the Pasadena Open Space ...More
    November 20, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • U.K. Storage Association Prints Results of Member Survey
    The Self Storage Association of the United Kingdom released the results of its 2005 member survey, which included data from 89 companies, or 70 percent of its total membership. ...More
    November 20, 2006 Posted in News
  • Bashed by Pas editor and resident!
    Boy, did self-storage ever get bashed by a Pasadena resident, who also happens to be an editor for the Pasadena Star News. Yesterday he published an editorial as part of the ongoing argument to save Persson's Nursery. I've been following this fight in the blog over the past ...More
    November 17, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • ISS Vegas Expo Provides Tips for Competitive Markets
    Facility owners and managers will learn about “Developing, Managing and Marketing for Success” at the Inside Self-Storage Vegas Expo, Feb. 20-23, at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. ...More
    November 17, 2006 Posted in News