Taylor/Theus is currently building this facility in Charlotte, NC Taylor/Theus is currently building this facility in Charlotte, NC

In just 10 years, Columbia, SC-based Taylor/Theus Holdings Inc. has become a regional player in self-storage. Walter Taylor and Bill Theus have been partners in commercial, residential and multifamily ventures for 30 years. In 2007, they began targeting the self-storage sector by converting a vacant Target store in Columbia into a self-storage facility with 75,000…

StorageMart CEO Mike Burnam StorageMart CEO Mike Burnam

For StorageMart CEO Mike Burnam, growth is all about reaching “critical mass” and “playing Monopoly.” In existing markets, the Columbia, MO-based self-storage owner and operator seeks to grow by increasing “critical mass” in existing markets via acquisition or development, Burnam said. Among the existing markets where StorageMart wants to keep “filling in the blanks,” he…

Ladera Sports Center Ladera Sports Center

SmartStop Self Storage, a storage operator being purchased by Extra Space Storage for $1.4 billion, has broken ground on a combination sports complex, storage facility and office space in its hometown of Ladera Ranch, CA. The $32.6 million solar-powered Ladera Sports Center (artist’s rendering at top) is expected to open by July 2016. The 120,000-square-foot complex…