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National Storage Affiliates Trust had plenty to boast about at its year-end report–revenue jumped about 66 percent and the company expanded its portfolio by more than a third during 2016. The real estate investment trust also announced another milestone, just before releasing its year-end earnings report on Feb. 28. The company signed up its eighth…

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U-Haul will continue to seek growth in its self-storage business after 12 months of adding about 3.5 million net rentable square feet—two-thirds from its own developments, one-third from acquisitions—the company reported in results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017, which ended December 31, 2016. “Self-storage continues to be a very competitive, very market-specific…

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Colorado entrepreneur Devin Eldridge has unveiled a new peer-to-peer storage app, and he hopes to get self-storage operators on board as well. Stow, based in Fort Collins, envisions homeowners making extra income from a garage, basement, outbuilding, land or elsewhere on their property. “We want to prove it’s an effective way for people to find…

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Crow Holdings Capital – Real Estate (CHC-RE) has had a busy 16 months, completing two dozen transactions since it began investing in the development, redevelopment and acquisitions of existing self-storage properties. Dallas-based CHC-RE now has storage properties in nine states, including Texas where it has projects in Austin and Houston. The company seeks to buy…

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Cameron Smith’s son is not yet 2 months old, but already has his first movie credit. His star turn just may help his parents grow their fledgling business, SquirrelBox Valet Storage, in Colorado and eventually in other states. Little Parker pops up 58 seconds into Smith’s upbeat, humorous presentation that won the $20,000 first prize in…

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Customer demand drove Terry Drayton to change the name of his pick-up-and-delivery storage company from “Storrage” to “Livible” about one year ago. But over the last three years since the company started, a lot more has changed besides the name. “Customers asked us to help them with much more than storage, so Storrage wasn’t a…

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U-Haul International continues to grow its self-storage revenue and space, its parent company reported in a recent earnings call. Amerco (NASDAQ: UHAL) reported that self-storage revenue rose $10.5 million, or 18.4 percent, year over year in the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, ended June 30. “Self-storage remains strong,” said Joe Shoen, Amerco chairman. “We…