Is this the self-storage center of the future? U-Haul International Inc. wants to build its inaugural Smart Mobility Center in Tallahassee, FL, where city commissioners approved the company’s request to create a Planned Unit Development for about 24 acres near Capital Circle Northwest and Tennessee Street. The center would have up to 85,000 square feet…

A newly formed joint venture is targeting urban infill development in Los Angeles and Northern California, and it’s looking to take risks. Miami City Self Storage (MCSS) – a developer of urban infill self-storage facilities  – and real estate investment firm Cypress Equity Investments (CEI) have teamed up to create Pacific Storage Partners. MCSS Partner…

Malvern, PA-based self-storage REIT CubeSmart bought a recently built self-storage facility in Delray Beach, FL, from Cousins First Storage LLC, an affiliate of Delray Beach-based Kaufman Lynn Construction, for $17.75 million, according to media reports. The 134,460-square-foot, six-story facility sits on a 1.3-acre site (pictured below) at 3195 S. Congress Ave. The facility was built this year,…

Chicago, IL-based real estate investment firm Harrison Street Real Estate Capital LLC and Irvine, CA-based self-storage owner and operator Westport Properties Inc. bought two self-storage facilities in the Nashville, TN, market for a combined total of nearly $38 million. The two Mallory Station Storage facilities are set to be rebranded under Westport Properties’ US Storage…

The Montgomery County Planning Board will meet Dec. 14 to consider complaints by environmental and community groups about a proposed self-storage facility in the Bethesda, MD, neighborhood of Westbard. The developer, Bethesda Self Storage Partners LLC, would like to build a 195,227-square-foot facility at 5204 River Road, with four levels below ground and five above…

Austin, Texas –– SpareFoot, the largest marketplace for storage, has partnered with national moving and storage container leader PODS Enterprises, LLC to give consumers more ways to find and compare storage options in one place. PODS joins portable storage partners ZippyShell and U-Pack® on the SpareFoot.com marketplace.  The new portable storage and moving experience allows consumers to compare the options…

A Northbrook, IL-based contractor has purchased a historic warehouse building in Milwaukee with plans to convert it into a 1000-unit self-storage facility. Platform II-Wisconsin, led by Scott Krone of Coda Design Build, purchased the eight-story building at 3742 W. Wisconsin Avenue for $1.8 million. The seller, C.H. Coakley & Co., is a local moving and storage company….

The co-owners of a Zippy Shell Inc. moving and self-storage franchise in the Louisville, KY, area purchased a 13.7-acre industrial property to consolidate the franchise’s regional operations. The franchise co-owners, Chip Ridge and Jason Kron, bought the former Coca-Cola bottling and distribution plant for $1.2 million, according to Insider Louisville. The property, at 1661 W….