Property taxes already are a pain in the budget for self-storage operators, but that pain could become unbearable for operators of facilities in California. Self-storage operators are keeping a wary eye on a proposal that would overhaul California’s property tax structure — and would bump up property tax bills for their Golden State facilities. One…

NYC-based self-storage operator Manhattan Mini Storage has once again applied outside-the-unit thinking to its advertising. In conjunction with its 40th anniversary, Manhattan Mini Storage rolled out a new ad campaign with this tagline: “Mini storage. Maximum you.” The campaign features the Storage Guru, the brand’s new spokesperson, and New York performers interpreting real-life customer experiences…

AUSTIN, TEXAS, August 30, 2018— storEDGE, a cutting-edge technology organization, is now part of the SpareFoot and SiteLink self-storage technology family, backed by Cove Hill Partners. storEDGE brings a host of best-in-class products to the existing offerings of SpareFoot and SiteLink, including marketing websites, online rentals and cloud access control tools, in addition to their…

President Trump’s imposition of trade tariffs – especially on steel – is causing major financial and planning headaches within the self-storage construction industry and stoking fears it could harm developments in the long run. From builders to lenders, officials say tariffs are forcing developers to re-calculate the costs of projects, sometimes adding 5 to 10…

Safari Energy and Extra Space Storage aren’t finished with installing solar-energy units at the self-storage firm’s properties across the country. The two companies recently announced that Safari Energy, a New York-based solar developer owned by PPL Corp., has now delivered more than 6.7 megawatts of commercial solar power capacity for Extra Space at 58 sites…