Wisconsin-based Benchmark Secured Storage of Hartland LLC is ready to build a 47,000 square-foot self-storage facility in Hartland, WI near Milwaukee.

Managing members Doug Hafemann and Aaron Kahle are building the facility to meet an unmet market need, according to BizTimes. Their company is raising $1.2 million from investors to construct the facility according to an SEC filing. Most of those funds have been raised already, including the partners’ contribution. First Bank Financial Centre is providing additional financing.

Benchmark is building this facility in Hartland, WI.

Construction on the 399-unit facility 840 Rose Drive is scheduled to start this month with completion expected in spring 2018.


Value Store It is seeking to develop a self-storage facility at 10900 SW 186th Street in Miami, FL. The company acquired the former W.W. Grainger Company industrial site in June for $3.5 million. The proposed facility would cover 106,158-square feet. Value Store It, managed by Todd Ruderman of Miami Lakes, has 14 locations in Florida and Massachusetts. Source: South Florida Business Journal

A rendering of a proposed Value Store It facility in Miami.
A rendering of a proposed Value Store It facility in Miami.

Wes Grammer of Sky Real Estate has submitted a proposal in Overland Park, KS to demolish the Ramada Inn at 7240 Shawnee Mission Parkway and replace it with a new hotel, a self-storage facility and three retail out buildings. The three-story self-storage facility would span 25,750 square feet. Source: Shawnee Mission Post

A developer wants to build this facility and a new hotel in Overland Park, KS.
A developer wants to build this facility and a new hotel in Overland Park, KS.

Urstadt Biddle Properties plans to build a 120,000-square-foot self-storage facility next to a shopping complex it owns on Sidney Street in Stratford, CT. The Greenwich-based company is under contract to buy the land, pending approval of the project Stratford town officials. The company owns an Extra Space Storage-managed facility in Yorktown Heights, NY. Source: CT Post

Cerillos Self Storage LLC is seeking approval to convert the former Honda-Suburu dealership at 4480 Cerrillos Road in Sante Fe, NM into a self-storage facility. The developer wants to expand the project footprint to create 98,843 total square feet of building space. Source: Sante Fe New Mexican

Developer Wayne O’Connell obtained a required design permit to proceed with the development of a 369-unit facility at 1890 Pueblo Avenue in Napa, CA. The facility, estimated to cost more than $1 million, is expected to be managed by Extra Space Storage. The facility will feature nine single-story buildings spanning 44,000 square feet. Source: Napa Valley Register.

Town Real Estate Enterprises LLC, an affiliate of Pittsburgh-based Kossman Development Co. is seeking approval to convert part of a vacant strip mall into a 26,300-square-foot self-storage facility at 12250 Frankstown Road in Pittsburgh. The facility will take the place of a former Dollar General and hobby shop and operate under the name Defender Self StorageSource: Trib Live

RD Capital seeks a conditional use permit to build a self-storage facility and gas station on the corner of Waterman and Bond roads in Elk Grove, CA. The facility would offer 780 storage units. Source: Elk Grove News

Derrel’s Mini Storage has proposed construction of a 323,700-square-foot self-storage facility to be built in two phases on a 14-acre site on Mooney Boulevard in Tulare, CA. Source: Visalia Times-Delta


Adirondack Inside Out Storage opened its doors recently at 4438 State Highway 56 in Colton, NY. The 20-unit facility is the town’s first storage business. Source: North Country Now

U-Haul is opening a new self-storage facility in Urbana, IL at 2010 S. Philo Road on October 17.  The company converted the 55,711-square-foot former Southgate Shopping Center into a 600-unit storage facility.

A newly built self-storage facility opened at S30 W24720 Sunset Drive in Waukesha, WI under the Storage Master name. Source: Journal Sentinel

All About Storage opened a new facility at 11634 I Street in Omaha, NE. Source: Inside Self-Storage


Alexander Harris