Self-Storage Odds and Ends | 2.9.2018

Al Harris
February 9, 2018

Below is a quick recap of some of the self-storage related stories you might have missed this week.

Storage tenants indicted for breaking into other units and stealing identities

Four individuals in Columbus, OH were indicted by a grand jury on charges of theft, identity fraud, and breaking and entering. The accused allegedly rented units at two local facilities to gain access. Once inside they pilfered the units of other tenants in search of identifying information—including thousands of patient records stored by a local dentist office. The suspects then opened credit cards and lines of credit using the stolen identities. Source: Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney

Argus names top broker for 2017

Argus Self Storage Sale Network named Jeff Gorden of Eagle Commercial Realty Services as its top producing broker in 2017. Based in Phoenix, Gorden’s activity included a new single property sale price record for Arizona of $17.5 million and more than $23 million of properties closed in secondary markets around Arizona. Source: Argus

SpareFoot moves offices

In case you missed it, SpareFoot moved its headquarters to a new office in Austin, TX. The 23,000-square-foot space at University Park features a cafeteria, multiple lounges, meeting spaces, a mother’s room, and is dog-friendly as well. Check out recent coverage (and images) over at the Austin Business Journal.

Public Storage releases leadership videos with CEO

Public Storage recently released a two-part video series on YouTube featuring CEO Ron Havner Jr. discussing leadership in business.

You can check out the first video in the series below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ0Io-vC4YU&t=12s

Al Harris

Alexander Harris is a reporter covering the business of self-storage. He obtained his degree in journalism from Virginia Commonwealth University. He loves reading Elmore Leonard novels and listening to classic country music. You can call him Al.

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