Safeguard Self Storage has opened its 23rd self-storage facility in the New York metropolitan market. The 57,000-square-foot facility on Bronx Boulevard in the Bronx is the companys 63rd location nationwide. Safeguard has been active in the New York market, opening a facility in Brooklyn less than three months ago and acquiring another property in Thornwood in June.
Amenities at the new, 893-unit Bronx II location include temperature-controlled units, a drive-up loading area, computer-controlled building access and video cameras. Walter Mejia was named facility manager, and Denise Hardy and Andrea Wallace will serve as assistant managers.
"The Bronx Boulevard location, like all of our New York facilities, is designed to provide an exceptional customer experience and is tried and true for the company, said James Goonan, senior vice president of development. Safeguard built the Bronx I store on the same street, nearly immediately adjacent to this new store, and opened it in 2005. Thus, we know this market well. With this new store open, we continue to move full speed ahead on the companys West Farms location in the Bronx and expect to open that store next year.
"Safeguard's strong development ability enabled the company to acquire the land and design and build this exceptional 57,000-square-foot facility in a densely populated area to help serve this market, said Allan Sweet, CEO. This new store complements the company's development and acquisition of new locations.
The company owns four other properties in development, two in New York and two in South Florida, Sweet said.
We look forward to continuing to serve the residents and business people of the Bronx that weve gotten to know over the past eight years, said Ken Finlay, senior vice president of operations. It's a great community, and we're proud to be part of it."
Headquartered in Atlanta, Safeguard Self Storage was founded in 1989 and today operates 63 facilities in Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The company is owned and operated by Morgan Stanleys Prime Property Fund.