A Tampa, FL-based real estate investment and development group has turned to its backyard to launch a self-storage business that already boasts a pipeline filled with projects totaling $64 million. Broome Storage LLC, an affiliate of Broome Capital LLC, has six self-storage projects in the works in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area, Jordan Farrales, the firm’s…

Life Storage and Union Realtime, a self-storage research firm, are teaming up to collect as much real-time data as possible on newly developed self-storage facilities across the nation, a move they say will help investors and others make better decisions when buying, selling or building new facilities. Earlier this month, the New York-based Union Realtime…

Houston, TX-based commercial real estate giant Hines Interests LP, known primarily for its office and mixed-use projects, is jumping into the self-storage business. Hines already has three self-storage projects underway in the Phoenix, AZ, metro area — one each in suburban Gilbert, Litchfield Park and Tempe — and is considering projects in the Phoenix suburbs…