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  • StorageMart Makes Play for Canada's InStorage REIT
    Last week, Columbia-based TKG-StorageMart Partners made an unsolicited bid to take over Canada-based InStorage Real Estate Investment Trust. ...More
    October 21, 2008 Posted in News
  • Police Seize $1.4 Million at Australian Self-Storage
    Fort Knox Self Storage has lived up to its name after a police swoop found $1.4 million in cash in the Australian self-storage facility. Officers also found 519g of heroin with a street value of $260,000 and a loaded 9mm pistol when they swooped on the Dandenong South ...More
    October 21, 2008 Posted in News
  • Canadian Trading Partners Buys Stake in InStorage
    A U.S. operator of self-storage facilities has taken a 19.6 percent stake in InStorage Real Estate Investment Trust and indicated it may increase its holding and make a takeover bid for Canada's biggest self-storage owner. Canadian Trading Partners LLC (CTP), part of ...More
    October 16, 2008 Posted in News
  • Michigan Self-Storage Businesses Benefit From Small Tax Victory
    On Oct. 2, the Michigan Senate took a step toward annihilating the 21.99 percent surcharge on the Michigan Business Tax (MBT), which will benefit businesses of the state, including self-storage facilities. ...More
    October 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • Mobile Self-Storage Survey Report Released by MiniCo and MS-SA
    MiniCo Publishing, in a joint initiative with the Mobile Self-Storage Association (MS-SA), has released the "2008 Mobile Self-Storage Survey Report," the only report of its kind focused the mobile-storage industry. ...More
    October 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • StorageVault Canada Plans to Purchase Winnipeg Facility
    StorageVault Canada Inc. signed an Option to Purchase Agreement to buy a self-storage facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, from an arm's length vendor. The right to exercise the option to purchase begins Jan. 1, 2009, and continues until Jan.15, 2009. The aggregate ...More
    October 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • Hawaii Self Storage Hosts Kapolei Family Fun Festival and Fundraiser
    Hawaii Self Storage is celebrating the grand opening of its new Kapolei location, the company’s fifth site, with a Family Fun Festival featuring Halloween activities. The event will take place Oct. 24-26, and all proceeds will benefit the Kalaeloa Homeless Shelter, Kapolei ...More
    October 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • InStorage REIT Buys InScotia for C$68 Million
    InStorage Real Estate Investment Trust  agreed to buy its third-party development partner InScotia Developments Limited Partnership for approximately C$68 million. The acquisition is expected to benefit InStorage and its unitholders by acquiring a portfolio of ...More
    October 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • Manager-Training Program Launched by Self-Storage Training Institute
    The Self-Storage Training Institute, owned and operated by Inside Self-Storage, has launched a new Qualified Storage Manager training program that allows facility employees to take classes on the Web. ...More
    October 6, 2008 Posted in News
  • Canadian Mini-Warehouse Building Self-Storage in Ottawa, Canada
    Canadian Mini-Warehouse Properties Co., a partner of Public Storage Canadian Properties, purchased a 10.6-acre vacant lot in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for $889,000 to build a self-storage facility. The company plans to spend $7 million to develop the property, ...More
    October 6, 2008 Posted in News