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  • Self-Storage Books Available via Amazon Kindle
    Two self-storage books are now available for purchase and download to the Amazon Kindle electronic reading device. ...More
    May 18, 2009 Posted in News, Management
  • Big Yellow Announces Big Loss, Puts New Shares on Market
    U.K. self-storage company Big Yellow today announced a pre-tax loss of £71.5 million for the year ended March 31, 2009. The company will sell up to 11.6 million new shares to fund the acquisition and development of new sites. ...More
    May 18, 2009 Posted in News
  • Simply Self Storage Chooses Penske Truck Rental
    Simply Self Storage, an Orlando, Fla.-based operator of more than 200 self-storage facilities, has chosen Penske Truck Rental as its exclusive provider of consumer rental trucks. ...More
    May 18, 2009 Posted in News
  • Sovran Self Storage Revises Outlook Due to Fitch Rating Downgrade
    Sovran Self Storage today reported that the recent action taken by Fitch Ratings to adjust the credit rating of its unsecured term notes and revolving line of credit will result in higher interest costs and have an impact on its second quarter and full year 2009 net income ...More
    May 18, 2009 Posted in News
  • Stocks Surge Monday
    The stock market started the week with a bang Monday after an upbeat forcast from home-improvement retailer Lowe's. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up about 150 points, or 1.8 percent, less than two hours into the session. The S&P 500 index rose 1.7 percent, and ...More
    May 18, 2009 Posted in News
  • CDC: Swine Flu Only Half of All Flu Cases
    Usually by this time of year, the flu season has run its course. While swine flu is still a cause for many cases of flu, there are still a surprisingly high number of ordinary flu cases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. ...More
    May 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Third Quarter Survey Begins for Self-Storage Confidence Index
    The Self-Storage Confidence Index survey for the third quarter of 2009 will begin on May 18, concluding on June 5. The index is designed to anticipate the effects of economic conditions and trends on self-storage operations. ...More
    May 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Westport Properties to Manage CO Self-Storage Facilities
    Westport Properties has been awarded four new self-storage management contracts in Colorado, bringing its portfolio of owned, operated or managed storage properties to 38. ...More
    May 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Sentry Self-Storage Names New San Antonio Area Manager
    Maggio has a proven track record of taking over an under performing asset and turning it into a well-managed operation within 90 to 120 days, according to Sentry. She knows how to motivate her team to maximize revenue and increase occupancy. ...More
    May 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • GM Cuts Ties With 1,100 Dealerships
    As part of its bid to save the company, General Motors is letting go of 1,100 of its 6,000 dealerships in the next year. The company notified the dealerships Friday that it will not renew their contracts when they come due in October 2010. Many of the dealerships will ...More
    May 15, 2009 Posted in News