As part of its company-wide branding initiatives, Storage Post Self Storage recently renovated its facility in Yonkers, N.Y. The multi-story storage building at 131 Saw Mill River Road received extensive updates to the interior and exterior that dramatically alter its appearance, the company said.
Beginning in 2012, Storage Post's leadership team focused on revamping and upgrading some of its properties in New York and Louisiana. The renovations for the Yonkers facility, which began last fall, included the office, first floor units, fresh paint, updated lighting, remodeled restrooms and loading bays, and a new freight elevator.
When we target a property for renovations, we evaluate the location for the best ways to add convenience and create a welcoming atmosphere, said Bill Marsh, vice president of real estate. "We emphasize functional changes, but with an eye for the customer's final experience. An aesthetic refresh can have a tremendous impact in these older buildings, especially when coupled with the most up-to-date technology."
The self-storage facility was built in 1918 and converted from an industrial warehouse. Going beyond structural and branding changes, Storage Post added a 24-hour storage kiosk to the foyer so customers can rent units and make payments even when the office is closed. The Yonkers location also features packing supplies, motion-sensor lighting, onsite parking and 24-hour video recording.
Storage Post is pursuing an aggressive renovation schedule for its properties nationwide. The company said it expects occupancy growth, increased inquiries and additional consumer interest due to the facility improvements.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Storage Post has locations along the East Coast and throughout the South, and is actively pursuing self storage acquisitions.