Real estate investment firm Cainbridge Investments LLC has opened CoolBox Self Storage in Hoover, Ala. The facility at 5215 Caldwell Mill Road comprises about 91,000 net rentable square feet in 771 units.
CoolBox features two large elevators, loading areas large enough to accommodate tractor-trailers, wide aisles, motion-sensor lighting and piped-in music. It also offers a “connections center” where local businesses can leave their business cards for customers seeking goods and services. Customers can use a move-in truck for free and purchase boxes and moving supplies in the retail center, according to a press release.
The facility also offers touchless entry. It’s Easy Code access system allows tenants to use their smartphones to automatically enter the property with a unique passcode, the release stated.
“When we began our site-selection process, it became evident that North Shelby County was the perfect spot to build a state-of-the-art climate-controlled facility,” said Philip Crane, a partner with Cainbridge. “We feel very fortunate to be part of the community and look forward to providing a great experience for all of our customers.”
Universal Storage Group (USG), a self-storage operator and third-party management firm, will oversee the property. “We have been given a top-notch storage facility to manage, and we could not be more proud,” said David Dixon, chief operating officer of USG. “The many access points for loading and unloading will allow our customers to save time and effort while they are moving into the facility. Moving companies also love our building because they can save time by being so close to their storage units.”
Based in Alabaster, Ala., Cainbridge specializes in real estate investment. It plans to open a second CoolBox location in the Birmingham, Ala., market in March 2019.
Based in Atlanta, USG owns or manages more than 60 self-storage facilities comprising more than 4.2 million net rentable square feet. It also has an office in Columbia, S.C.
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