Customers can rent a storage unit using an Advanced Kiosk interface. Customers can rent a storage unit using an Advanced Kiosk interface.

A North Carolina-based company is raising up to $10 million to acquire self-storage facilities and convert them into fully automated, unmanned operations. Raleigh-based 10 Federal Storage said their acquisition fund will focus on acquiring ‘mom & pop’ operated facilities located throughout the Southeast, with a concentration in North Carolina. The company started raising money in…

A collection of renderings of self-storage projects designed by ODA. A collection of renderings of self-storage projects designed by ODA.

Stephen Overcash knows that perception is everything. So when he was facing challenges in getting some of his self-storage projects approved, he coined a new term to win over reluctant zoning officials: “lifestyle storage.” “For so many years, self-storage were big, white boxes,” said Overcash, principal of Overcash Demmitt Architects (ODA). He has been designing…

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Tighter rules on where and how self-storage facilities in Miami are constructed could soon become law. The city of Miami’s Planning, Zoning, and Appeals Board (PZAB) unanimously approved an ordinance calling for strict regulations that would limit the development of new public storage facilities in many parts of Miami. The board approved the measure on…

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Public Storage purchased a portfolio of 11 facilities in the Oklahoma City market last week, doubling the number of facilities it operates in the state. The portfolio was sold by Switzer’s Locker Rooms. Former University of Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer (pictured at top) was a partner in the business. Purchase price was not disclosed….

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Over the last 15 years, a New York City-based firm has grown to become one of the most active storage developers in the city—responsible for more than 15 percent of the product (by square footage) currently being developed in that market. Founded in 2001, Madison Development has close to 600,000 square feet of self-storage space under development across five…

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The William Warren Group is building an $11 million, 815-unit StorQuest facility in Denver, CO, according to the Colorado Real Estate Journal. It will be located at West Sixth Avenue and Kalamath Street and open by early September. The self-storage company already owns or manages a dozen self-storage facilities in Denver. Another 910 units are…