Brazil self-storage developer Diepholz Participacoes Ltda. is converting a former nightclub to a storage facility in Porto Alegrae, Brazil, according to David Blum, president of Better Management Systems LLC (BMS), a U.S.-based consultant assisting on the project. The facility will be branded as Anexxo and is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2015.
Alexandre Logemann, director of Diepholz Participacoes, has been working with Blum on the project, according to a press release. "It has been both exciting and rewarding to be working on bringing first-class, American-style self-storage projects to countries and markets new to our industry,” said Blum, who has worked with storage developers in several countries. “Taking what we know and love here and adapting to different cultures worldwide has allowed me to see the world and do what I love. Anexxo will be the second self-storage project in Porto Alegre, but clearly a step above what is now available."
Blum has consulted with first-time self-storage investors and developers for 18 years, including more than 10 years in Latin America. BMS has worked on projects throughout Central America, Europe, the Middle East and South America. Founded in 2003, the company assists with self-storage feasibility, development and management.