It’s a fact that self-storage rental rates have continued to surge in California in recent years. A variety of factors have contributed to the price increases including population growth and a well-performing economy. Specifically, the average monthly rent for a storage unit in California has climbed more than 26 percent since 2014, according to data…

A new Bay Area on-demand storage company is on a mission to help alleviate the area’s homelessness problem while growing its business. Founded in February 2017, San Francisco-based Boombox Storage has pledged to donate the first month’s rent of any customer who switches from self-storage to its full-service model to a Bay Area homeless shelter….

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…

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…

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…

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….