National Storage Affiliates, a Maryland-based real estate investment trust (REIT), has launched GoStorageUnits.com, a consumer website that provides rental information about the companys affiliate storage locations across the United States. With a footprint in more than 55 markets across 15 states, the website provides consumers with a one-stop platform for finding self-storage in their area.
The site also offers real-time access to unit availability, features and pricing in an intuitive interface, according to a company press release. Consumers have access to a variety of tools to help them make their storage selection, including advanced search functionality, a unit-sizing guide, and relevant news and information.
Our goal is to provide self-storage consumers seamless access to all our affiliate locations, ultimately satisfying their storage needs, said David Cramer, chairman of the National Storage Affiliates Best Practices Committee. This easy-to-use platform has multiple decision-making tools that provide the consumer immediate access to our large network of storage units, thus making GoStorageUnits.com a true one-stop shopping experience. By reaching consumers directly, GoStorageUnits.com allows our affiliates to communicate to a wider audience at a lower cost with a consistent message.
National Storage Affiliates is a self-administered, self-managed REIT with 260 self-storage facilities comprising 14 million net rentable square feet. The company is owned by its affiliate operators, who are contributing their interests in their self-storage assets over the next few years as their current mortgage debt matures. It expects to exceed 280 facilities and 16 million rentable square feet by the end of 2014.