A lot of things have happened this year that you might expect to have a negative impact on the finance and real estate markets: a global health crisis, an economic depression, civil unrest, political discord, terrorist activity, natural disasters of nearly every type, and let’s not forget murder hornets. There’s plenty more we could add to that list. And yet none of it seems to have stopped self-storage owners and investors from moving forward with plans to expand. Several large industry acquisitions have taken place in the fourth quarter, demonstrating a hunger for growth and, in many cases, consolidation. New investors have entered the sector, while others are exploring new markets. In this month’s ISS News Desk, get an overview of the big deals happening in the U.S. and abroad.