Last year, Dave King’s Wentworth Property Co. was trying to get necessary local approvals for a new self-storage facility in Kentucky. There was only one problem: some city officials didn’t think the project would create enough local jobs. After flying back-and-forth four times between his firm’s headquarters in Phoenix and Kentucky, King, vice president of…

Developer Tony Ardizzone, through his Scottsdale, AZ-based company The Monolith Group, is moving full-speed ahead on a pipeline of nine self-storage properties totaling around 1 million square feet throughout the Southwest. He doesn’t plan to stop there either. “Our current mission is to construct, acquire and own 50 self-storage facilities within the next 72 months,”…

Bluebird Self Storage is building three news facilities in New Hampshire, having just completed its first facility earlier this year. The independent operator is currently constructing a 750-unit a facility at 97 Brown Avenue in Manchester (pictured above) that is scheduled to open in November. By next spring Bluebird expects to complete a 700-unit facility…

LifeStorage picked up a portfolio of four facilities in Boulder, CO for $56 million, local property records show. The facilities were sold by Heitman and managed by SecurCare Self Storage. The portfolio spans 324,000 square feet and offers 3,000 units. Steve Mellon and Brian Somoza of JLL represented Heitman in the transaction. The facilities are located at…

Robert Walker, owner of Storage of America, recently purchased the Port Huron Factory Shops outlet mall in Kimball Township, MI (pictured above). Walker plans to convert vacant portions into the mall into self-storage space, according to The Times Herald. Built in 1993, the 161,136-square-foot mall never reached full-retail occupancy and is currently more than 60…