Mark Poole| Director of Operations | Liberty Investment Properties (PRNewsfoto/Liberty Investment Properties) Mark Poole| Director of Operations | Liberty Investment Properties (PRNewsfoto/Liberty Investment Properties)

Liberty Investment Properties recently announced that it has promoted Mark Poole from Regional Manager to Director of Operations for Self Storage Operations. Liberty specializes in the development and operation of high-performing, income producing, commercial real estate. Poole also serves as the current Chairman of the National Self Storage Association’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) and President…

A dictionary map of the Southeast US. The photo was taken out of a one hundred + year old dictionary. A dictionary map of the Southeast US. The photo was taken out of a one hundred + year old dictionary.

Atlanta-based Boardwalk Development Group launched its new Boardwalk II investment strategy in mid-August that will target stable, cash-flowing self-storage assets in secondary and tertiary markets throughout the southeastern U.S. SpareFoot recently talked with CEO Rajen Sheth to learn more about what’s driving that strategy and the opportunities he expects to find in the current market….

100 Dollars frozen and cracked ice. 100 Dollars frozen and cracked ice.

Self-storage is starting to become a victim of its own success. Operators are reeling from a double punch—rising tax rates across many jurisdictions along with higher assessed property values. The specter of rising assessments is coming just as large and small operators alike are expected to face greater competition from new development and decelerating revenue…

Brian Boulter, W.P. Carey's new director of self-storage. Brian Boulter, W.P. Carey's new director of self-storage.

Last month, W. P. Carey Inc. announced it hired industry veteran Brian Boulter as its new director of Self-Storage. W. P. Carey ranked as the 8th largest owner/operator of self-storage assets in the United States, according to Inside Self-Storage. Boulter will be responsible for overseeing the management of the firm’s existing self-storage portfolio, which is…

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Self-storage property owners and investors have enjoyed a long run-of historically low interest rates. Recent Fed hikes, along with views that there are more increases ahead, have kicked off a fresh wave of refinancing activity. “We’re seeing more activity now because everyone is concerned about where rates are going,” said Michael Balan, a vice president…