Westport Properties Inc., which operates more than 40 self-storage facilities under the name US Storage Centers, launched a new company, Storage Network Advantage (SNA), offering services to help independent self-storage owners increase revenue, occupancy and net operating income. Led by Barry Hoeven, SNA will provide:
- Internet marketing, including search-engine optimization
- Insurance services, including customer-storage protection plans
- Back-office administration services, including accounting
- Point-of-sale buying power, including volume discounts on merchandise and office supplies
Hoeven is founding partner and president of Westport, which was launched in 1985. He has more than 30 years of real estate experience, with an emphasis on self-storage development.