Gantry, an independent commercial mortgage banking firm,  secured $7.7 million of permanent financing for two self-storage facilities totaling 135,000 square feet of rentable space. The facilities are Storage Corner Group’s 60,000-square-foot Uptown Storage in Salt Lake City, UT, and the 75,000-square-foot Central Storage and Business Park in St. George, UT. Gantry’s Charlie Kokernak, director with the firm’s Portland, OR office, secured the permanent financing for the borrower. Gantry is based in San Francisco, CA. Source: Utah Business


In Texas, the Georgetown City Council approved first readings for two special-use permits regarding self-storage units at its July 12 meeting. One center is proposed at 1301 NE Inner Loop on 7.31 acres, with a three-story building with 128,100 square feet. The second site is at 2701 E. University Ave. on 3.42 acres, also planning a three-story building. Source: Community Impact

An Iowa self-storage company purchased a former Walmart in Milwaukee, WI’s Midtown Center for $3.28 million. An Affordable Family Storage affiliate, Council Bluffs, bought the property and is known for converting closed retail stores into self-storage. Council Bluffs has 18 self-storage locations in the Midwest. Source: WTMJ-TV

The former Twin Fair discount department store in West Seneca, NY, will become a U-Haul self-storage facility and truck-rental store after serving as an operations center for Bank of America Corp. Amerco Real Estate Co., parent company of U-Haul International, will re-use the building at 2970 Transit Road for storage (above). It also will install additional drive-up exterior storage and a three-story drive-in storage building. The site has 10.4 acres. U-Haul plans to build a 12,681-square-foot, three-story storage building for drive-in access, and to install 74 portable single-story units totaling 7,400 square feet within the 492-space parking lot. Source: Buffalo News

In South Carolina, Pinnacle Storage of Conway LLC hopes to annex 20.7 acres on U.S. 501 near Old Dunn Road…

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