Update 1/30/16 – Another My Neighborhood Storage Center is under construction in Florida. In a joint venture with Osprey Capital and private investors, Liberty broke ground on a new facility in downtown St. Petersburg. The partners hosted a ceremony earlier this month to commemorate the event. Attendees included community members as well as representatives from JM Williams Contractors, BB&T Bank and Genesis, a civil-engineering and architectural firm.
“Because of Liberty’s prior experience in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties, we are excited to re-enter the downtown market,” Mikkelson said. “We’re focused on bringing a best-in-class storage facility to match the growing demands of the residential and commercial customers in the downtown core.”
The new development on 2nd Ave. North will comprise 92,000 square feet of storage space in 600 units and feature a 230-foot drive-through bay.
1/16/17 – Liberty Investment Properties Inc., which specializes in the development and operation of commercial real estate, is building a My Neighborhood Storage Center in Orlando, Fla. Once complete, it will be the company’s 51st self-storage investment, according to a press release.
The 90,000-square-foot, multi-story facility is near The Mall at Millenia, an upscale shopping center. It will offer climate control, a drive-through loading/unloading bay and 24/7 access.
“This new self-storage development will be a welcomed addition to the growing Millenia area and will provide exceptional service for the storage needs of private customers and business clients alike,” said Adam Mikkelson, president of Liberty.
Based in Orlando, Liberty focuses on income-producing assets and related equity and debt investments on behalf of individual and institutional investors. The company was founded by husband and wife Mike and Melissa Mikkelson, who built their first self-storage facility in 1988. It has diversified to offer a range of investment, asset-management and development ventures in the self-storage and hospitality industries.
My Neighborhood Storage Center operates more than 10 locations in Florida, including a newly built property in Windermere.