More and more of Extra Space Storage’s customers are finding them with a mobile device, according to CEO Spencer Kirk. Kirk said during the Salt Lake City, UT-based REIT’s third quarter earnings conference call that more than 50 percent of the company’s demand comes from mobile devices. “Last year it was probably 30 percent. The…

Charlotte, NC-based Morningstar Properties purchased CoolBox Private Storage in Alabaster, AL for $9.8 million, according to local property records. The facility at 50 Gilbert Road (pictured above) adds 615 units and 98,000 square feet to the Morningstar Storage portfolio. The facility was developed in 2008. “The institutional quality store is located in a high-growth area…

Planned  US Storage Centers has gotten the green light to build a 123,000-square-foot self-storage facility in North Miami, FL (pictured above). The five-story facility planned for 15555 West Dixie Highway recently obtained approval from city officials. The project is scheduled to open in the spring of 2017. US Storage Centers is operated by Irvine, CA-based…

After recently debuting in New York City, on-demand storage startup Clutter has just raised $9 million from venture capital firm Sequoia. The new round of founding brings Clutter’s total funding to $12.3 million, which it will use to expand its sales and marketing efforts, as well as to accelerate product development. The company also plans…

What started out as a smattering of trendy “valet storage” firms in urban areas across the country has turned into an increasingly competitive industry as more players jump into the new niche market. The small moving-and-storage companies – usually technology-driven startups offering home pickup and return delivery of stored items – are now spreading across…

Columbia, MO-based operator StorageMart has shelved a planned expansion at a facility it owns in Saskatoon, the largest city in the Canada’s Saskatchewan province. A slumping economy and a rise in competing self-storage development projects, led the company to reverse course on the 50,000-square-foot expansion. “This market just cannot bear the massive increase in supply…

Planned Imbus Enterprises of Ohio wants to build a 627-unit self-storage facility in Florence, OH. The 5.2-acre site was formerly Florence Nursery at 7501 US-42. The local planning commission is currently considering the necessary zoning change. Neighbors and area business owners spoke against the facility at a recent hearing, voicing fears that the facility “would…