Enter the lobby of the new StoreEase self-storage facility in Hoover, AL and you’ll receive an enthusiastic greeting from a human manger. But don’t expect to shake their hand. That’s because StoreEase facilities and its managers aren’t physically there. Instead they appear on large video screens equipped with cameras to welcome customers, answer questions and…

Looking for a recession-resistant place to put your money during these turbulent times? Better get in line. Recently two real estate funds announced that they had exceeded their fundraising goals, each closing with ten-figure sums with which to buy storage properties across the United States. Largest fund in self-storage history Saratoga Springs, NY-based Prime Group…

Ramser Development Company has hired Adam Deermount to serve as its Chief Investment Officer. In the new role, Deermount will be responsible for directing the strategic expansion of Ramser Development’s established portfolio of storage assets across the U.S. Ramser Development has operated in the RV and boat storage sector for the past 25 years. The…

Flatirons Asset Management has acquired 33 self-storage facilities from Red Dot Storage for an undisclosed price. Red Dot will continue to manage the facilities on behalf of Flatirons. “After this transaction we currently own 76 properties in 14 states,” said Scott Smith, CEO of Flatirons. Flatirons’ other properties are operated by Red Dot Storage as…

Amid mounting pressure from regulators, investors and lenders, the self-storage industry is starting to consider more its environmental impacts and seek out ways to reduce its contribution to global climate change. One such way is being pioneered by Houston-based GreenSpace Self-Storage, which reuses cargo containers to build self-storage facilities.  The self-storage industry’s biggest environmental impact…

Last month StorageMart announced it was getting into the third-party management business. The new truSTORAGE platform will offer property management services to independent storage operators, allowing them to benefit from use of the StorageMart name, as well as the company’s proprietary revenue management system. To find out more about what StorageMart is up to with…