In August, self-storage developer and operator NitNeil Partners sold a 22-property portfolio to Life Storage for $228 million in a cash and stock deal.  “The business plan was to assemble an institutional grade portfolio and connect the dots between a highly fragmented industry and one going rapidly through consolidation,” said managing principal Neil Sapra. The…

Clearwater, FL-based PODS Enterprises recently expanded its senior leadership team with four new hires: Susan Jacobs was appointed Chief Marketing Officer. Jacobs will lead the moving and storage company’s marketing efforts. Most recently, Jacobs was Senior Vice President of Marketing at insurance tech startup Beam Dental, and previously a senior vice president of global brands at…

Pogoda Companies is looking to break out of its Michigan and Ohio base – and it’s hired Beau Agnello to help, operationally and strategically, achieve its expansion goals. The Farmington Hills, MI-based Pogoda recently announced that Agnello will serve as its new senior vice president of operations, overseeing its 58 owned and managed facilities in…

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…