Now that Chicago-based Doorage has expanded its valet storage business to the cities of Madison and Milwaukee in Wisconsin, the company’s founder says he’s aiming to launch in three additional markets by the end of this year. In addition, Sean Sandona, who founded Doorage in 2016 and officially launched the pick-up-and-delivery storage business in 2018,…

As the new president of MCSS Development & Investment LLC, Ben Carr is “prudently” hunting for self-storage acquisitions and development sites in major markets across the U.S. In fact, Carr, a veteran of the self-storage industry, was in full deal-pursuit mode at the just-concluded Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas, NV. The announcement of…

Seeking to concentrate on growing its hotel business, Virginia Beach, VA-based real estate company Suburban Capital Inc. has sold its entire self-storage portfolio for $75 million. Suburban Capital executives said March 28 that Glendale, CA-based self-storage REIT Public Storage bought most of the 12 self-storage facilities in its portfolio — primarily in Virginia’s Hampton Roads…

The unmanned model for self-storage sites brings up questions: Are owners of such facilities worried about theft and vandalism, and about frustrating customers that can’t find help behind a desk? The leaders at Red Dot Storage in Louisville, CO, answer with a resounding “no.” The unmanned model has worked well for the 2013 startup, which…

The valet-storage market in Chicago has gotten a little more crowded. A technology consultant and property developer in the Windy City have teamed up to start BinSwap, the latest pick-up-and-delivery storage firm to open in Chicago, joining companies such as Blue Crates, MakeSpace and Clutter in mining the emerging niche within the city’s storage industry….

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Self-storage owner and operator Pogoda Cos. is going through a growth spurt, with an eye toward expanding its portfolio through acquisitions. Adam Pogoda, the business’ new director of acquisitions, said he’s already on track to close five deals during the first half of 2019, including a facility under contract that sits in a tax-advantageous Opportunity…

Two real estate investment firms with extensive experience in the self-storage sector are banding together to develop new storage facilities in high barrier to entry areas along the I-95 corridor from Boston to Washington, D.C. The Hampshire Companies of Morristown, N.J. and Harrison Street of Chicago have already started construction on a new 110,000-square-foot facility…