If all goes well, Aaron Saunders is going to be a busy man in 2021 and beyond. As the recently appointed director of construction at Spartan Investment Group, Saunders, who previously spent nine years at Casey Industrial working in various top-level construction positions, will be overseeing a number of self-storage projects over the coming year,…

Everyone knows the pandemic has wreaked havoc with the U.S. and world economies, with massive layoffs and closed businesses. But the nation’s self-storage industry has thrived amidst the chaos, according to industry experts, with more growth to come.  “Self-storage was the best-performing real estate asset class for the last 12 months,” said Cory Sylvester, principal…

Crescit Capital Strategies has closed on a $16.1 million self-storage financing deal in Philadelphia, its first transaction in what it hopes and expects will be a strong 2021 for self-storage lending in general. The financing was for Snapbox Self Storage’s acquisition of a 105,000-square-foot, 1,100-unit facility in northwest Philadelphia, in a high-traffic location with “strong…

Portable storage provider PODS has announced the appointment of Kathryn Marinello as president and CEO of the Clearwater, FL-based company. Marinello succeeds John B. Koch who held the role for eight years. Marinello comes to PODS with over 20 years of executive leadership experience, including roles as CEO of Hertz, Ceridian, and numerous divisions of…

As part of the sale of his multimillion truck part business RealTruck.com in 2015, entrepreneur and author Scott Bintz agreed to a non-compete clause. That meant he couldn’t launch any kind of e-commerce business for five years. So, he built a self-storage facility. “I’d sold RealTruck.com,” Bintz told the SpareFoot Storage Beat, “I built a…