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  • What’s Really Happening in European Self-Storage?
    It can be argued that personal storage began in England more than two centuries ago, when banking institutions were asked to safeguard valuables for customers traveling overseas. Soon bank vaults became overcrowded, and the lofts of moving companies were used for the ...More
    January 2, 2008 Rodney Walker Posted in Articles
  • Big Yellow Forms £150M With Pramerica to Develop U.K. Self-Storage
    U.K. self-storage operator Big Yellow has struck a £150 million ($308.4 million) joint venture with Pramerica Real Estate to develop up to 25 storage facilities in the United Kingdom. ...More
    November 26, 2007 Posted in News
  • ISS Vegas Expo Explores Self-Storage Around the World
    A seminar titled “Self-Storage Around the World: A Look at Emerging Markets,” presented by David Blum, will be offered on Feb. 6, 2008, as part of the Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo. ...More
    November 9, 2007 Posted in News
  • Canada's Stor Edge Self Storage Joins InStorage REIT
    Stor edge self storage, a provider of storage services in West Canada, announced it will become part of InStorage Real Estate Investment Trust. ...More
    December 22, 2006 Posted in News
  • News From Around the World
    Depotium Sells Initial Site for $13.8 Million Public Storage acquired Quebec-based Depotium’s flagship facility, Cote De Liesse, in June for $13,850,000. The deal followed eight months of on-again, off-again negotiations. The facility comprises 216,000 rentable square feet ...More
    September 21, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Stor edge Appoints New VP of Operations
    Canada-based storage operator Stor edge self storage appointed David G. Demchuck as its new vice president of operations. ...More
    September 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • Stor Edge Wins Calgary Consumer Choice Award
    For the second time in two years, Canada-based Stor edge self storage received the Calgary Consumer’s Choice Award for Business Excellence in 2006. ...More
    June 15, 2006 Posted in News
  • A Year of Crazy Change in France
    What a year! The French self-storage market was soft in 2003-2004, but last year was a turning point. Companies that didn’t get it right exited; those that chose the wrong location, developed a business plan based on U.S. ratios, or didn’t have enough financial support. ...More
    June 1, 2006 Philippe Peyrot Posted in Articles
  • Financing in the U.K. Self-Storage Market
    The U.S. self-storage market is more than 30 years old and comprises more than 37,000 properties, with an average occupancy of 84.6 percent. It has grown rapidly from 1992, when 19,500 properties experienced an average occupancy rate of 84.8 percent. The U.K. market, on the ...More
    April 1, 2005 Andrew Jacobs Posted in Articles
  • Big Yellow Box
    In a little more than four years, Big Yellow Group PLC, a publicly listed company that develops, owns and operates modern self-storage centers for personal, business and recreational use, has grown into a leading U.K. storage developer. The company, founded by Nicolas ...More
    May 1, 2004 Stephen Homer Posted in Articles