Charity-Storage Charity-Storage

Charity Storage was founded in 2012 by veteran self storage operators, Lance Watkins (StoreLocal, Storage Outlet) and Barry Hoeven (US Storage Centers, Westport Properties). The goal is to turn abandoned and donated goods into funds for charity through Charity Storage unit auctions. Since inception, Charity Storage has given back nearly $330,000 to over 220 local,…

Minneapolis Minnesota Minneapolis Minnesota

The following article represents the opinion of the author.  The self-storage industry may be cooling off in the top 10 MSAs across the country, but Minneapolis is just starting to heat up. Offers from the largest REITs have been accumulating quickly for Minneapolis and suburban facilities. CubeSmart, Extra Space Storage, and other national large operators are taking…

simply simply

Orlando, FL-based Simply Self Storage recently announced the hiring of five senior level executives, including a new development honcho that will oversee the company’s new facility pipeline. The new hires come shortly after news that Brookfield Asset Management acquired a stake in the storage operator for $830 million. Simply CEO Kurt O’Brien told the SpareFoot…

Larendee 2 Larendee 2

On its sun-baked surface, self-storage may appear an unlikely setting for spiritual enlightenment. But for Larendee Roos, the Wyoming-born daughter of an evangelical minister, her journey into the world of 10x10s has been packed with life-changing existential insights that nourished her soul, fed her family and helped grow Extra Space into the largest self-storage management…