Doorage, the Chicago valet storage company started only two years ago, has announced it has launched a nationwide pickup-and-delivery service via a “national warehouse system” that it recently established in key markets around the country. Recently operating in only three Midwest cities, Doorage has been beta testing its nationwide pick-up-and-delivery system over the past four…

Storage Vault has further solidified its position as Canada’s largest self-storage owner and operator with its recent acquisition of the 38-property Real Storage portfolio controlled by a Toronto investment management company. The $204 million purchase ($275 million in Canadian dollars) of Real Storage is just the latest acquisition by Storage Vault, which has now completed…

Now that Chicago-based Doorage has expanded its valet storage business to the cities of Madison and Milwaukee in Wisconsin, the company’s founder says he’s aiming to launch in three additional markets by the end of this year. In addition, Sean Sandona, who founded Doorage in 2016 and officially launched the pick-up-and-delivery storage business in 2018,…

The valet-storage market in Chicago has gotten a little more crowded. A technology consultant and property developer in the Windy City have teamed up to start BinSwap, the latest pick-up-and-delivery storage firm to open in Chicago, joining companies such as Blue Crates, MakeSpace and Clutter in mining the emerging niche within the city’s storage industry….

Two real estate investment firms with extensive experience in the self-storage sector are banding together to develop new storage facilities in high barrier to entry areas along the I-95 corridor from Boston to Washington, D.C. The Hampshire Companies of Morristown, N.J. and Harrison Street of Chicago have already started construction on a new 110,000-square-foot facility…

After a long and distinguished career working mostly at large self-storage companies, including a few self-storage REITs, Cynthia Ashby decided it was time for a change. A year ago, she struck out on her own and founded Georgia-based Dynamic Self Storage Solutions, a sort of hybrid project management, consulting and auditing firm within the self-storage…

The self-storage building boom appears to have reached an impressive financial milestone. Talonvest Capital Inc., the California self-storage financial adviser and mortgage broker, reports that lenders are now offering extremely attractive bridge loan deals to developers who want to get out of their original construction loans earlier than anticipated. Traditionally, bridge loans have loan-to-cost ratios…