International Self-Storage


  • SASSI Developing Several Self-Storage Facilities in South Africa
    SA Self Storage Investments (SASSI) is rolling out a number of new self-storage facilities throughout South Africa. The first new facility opened in July on the N14 on the West Rand of Johannesburg. The N14 self-storage facility forms part of an estimated R125 million ...More
    October 31, 2008 Posted in News
  • The Future of Canadian Self-Storage
    Although the credit crunch has created a pause in lending, the self-storage industry in Canada has remained healthy—occupancy and rental rates are climbing, and development is being absorbed. Operators are expected to begin focusing on building local portfolios. ...More
    October 25, 2008 Mike Foy Posted in Articles, Development, Finance
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • U.K. Businessman Fills Self-Storage Need in Portishead, Somerset
    A U.K. businessman is opening a new facility in Portishead, Somerset, England. Paul Marks, owner of the cleaning and maintenance business Port Marine Home Services, embarked on the business venture after noticing a need for storage in the area. Port Marine Self Storage will ...More
    October 2, 2008 Posted in News
  • Former Self-Storage Executives Launch Canadian Venture
    Real Storage GP Inc., a recently formed partnership in Calgary, Alberta, will acquire and develop self-storage facilities across Canada. The partnership is comprised of former executives and portfolio managers in the self-storage industry and Realex Properties Corp., a real ...More
    September 23, 2008 Posted in News