Wisconsin-based Benchmark Secured Storage of Hartland LLC is ready to build a 47,000 square-foot self-storage facility in Hartland, WI near Milwaukee. Managing members Doug Hafemann and Aaron Kahle are building the facility to meet an unmet market need, according to BizTimes. Their company is raising $1.2 million from investors to construct the facility according to…

A 40-year-old real estate company in North Carolina has made its initial foray into the self-storage sector and is pursuing even more opportunities in the Southeast. Raleigh, NC-based Rivercrest Realty Advisors recently bought a self-storage facility in Winston-Salem, NC, and launched construction of a self-storage facility in Greenville, SC. Those two facilities represent Rivercrest’s first…

U-Haul is all about reusing old, neglected buildings through its adaptive reuse program. However, sometimes cities have a different vision as they redevelop their urban neighborhoods. U-Haul purchased a 1.74-acre site at 42nd Street and Hiawatha Avenue in south Minneapolis’ Longfellow neighborhood. The site sits on the busy Hiawatha Blue Line Corridor, which connects downtown Minneapolis…

Stein Investment Group sold three of its Space Shop Self Storage facilities in the Atlanta, GA, metro area, to Life Storage. Life Storage bought the three facilities, totaling more than 300,000 square feet, for an undisclosed amount. The facilities are in Cumming, Marietta and Atlanta. “Located in areas of high population growth with above-average income…

Birmingham, AL-based Merchant Retail Partners have wrapped construction on its newest facility, a 90,000-square-foot mixed-use project at 312 North Gay Street in Auburn, AL. The facility, operating under the name Stor-Eagle, is located next to the Auburn University Campus. The facility includes a retail component featuring a Pilates studio, Neighborhood Barre and a restaurant coming…

Liberty Investment Properties recently announced that it has promoted Mark Poole from Regional Manager to Director of Operations for Self Storage Operations. Liberty specializes in the development and operation of high-performing, income producing, commercial real estate. Poole also serves as the current Chairman of the National Self Storage Association’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) and President…