Hines, which is best known for office projects and large mixed-use developments, will build several self-storage projects in Arizona. Potential locations include Tempe, Litchfield Park, Surprise, Scottsdale and Glendale. The company also is set to begin construction on Val Vista Self Storage, a 75,000-square-foot, approximately 510-unit site in Gilbert, AZ. It’s expected to be ready…

Storage Express is pumping up its Midwest portfolio of self-storage facilities, snapping up 12 properties in Illinois. “The optics of this deal don’t come along every day for us,” said owner and founder Jefferson Shreve. “We jumped at the opportunity.” He declined to give financial details about the Illinois transaction, only to say it was…