Scott Schoettlin’s job title may have changed, but his mission remains the same: grow SkyView Advisors’ self-storage brokerage business. Schoettlin, the former senior vice president of the Tampa-based commercial real estate brokerage firm, became managing director of SkyView late last month and will now oversee the firm’s 30 employees on a day-to-day basis. The goal…

StoreEase Inc. has taken two major steps towards its goal of deploying its “virtual management” technology in 1,000 self-storage facilities within the next five years. The Birmingham, AL-based StoreEase recently received $2.8 million in seed investment led by New York-based Bienville Capital. StoreEase plans to use the funds largely for continued development of proprietary technology…

Doorage Storage is buying Boston’s On Demand Storage as part of its plan to expand its pickup-and-delivery services across the Northeast. Meanwhile, the Chicago-based Doorage, founded five years ago, is launching new services in Las Vegas and Columbus, OH as it attempts to expand its reach nationwide. Sean Sandona, founder and CEO of Doorage, said…

Madison Capital Group has created a new affiliate to pursue what it hopes will be a lucrative extension of its self-storage business: stand-alone storage facilities exclusively for boats, RVs and other vehicles that owners don’t want to park in their driveways. The Charlotte, NC-based firm, which has developed or purchased more than 70 self-storage facilities…

Pogoda Companies is looking to break out of its Michigan and Ohio base – and it’s hired Beau Agnello to help, operationally and strategically, achieve its expansion goals. The Farmington Hills, MI-based Pogoda recently announced that Agnello will serve as its new senior vice president of operations, overseeing its 58 owned and managed facilities in…

SROA Capital LLC has scooped up an additional 26 self-storage facilities, bringing the Florida-based investment firm’s portfolio to more than 200 storage properties spread out mostly in secondary and tertiary markets east of the Mississippi River. SROA Capital operates self-storage facilities under the Storage Rentals of America brand name. Acquiring StayLock Storage SROA Capital announced…