An unidentified out-of-state buyer purchased four Home Star Storage facilities in Florida from Clearwater, FL-based Home Star Storage LLC for $7 million. The list price was $8.1 million. Altogether, the portfolio encompasses 982 units in 84,715 net rentable square feet. The facilities are located at: 28420 U.S. Highway 19 North in Clearwater 4500 Lipscomb St….

NYC-based self-storage operator Manhattan Mini Storage has once again applied outside-the-unit thinking to its advertising. In conjunction with its 40th anniversary, Manhattan Mini Storage rolled out a new ad campaign with this tagline: “Mini storage. Maximum you.” The campaign features the Storage Guru, the brand’s new spokesperson, and New York performers interpreting real-life customer experiences…

1604 Store and More, a 140,220-square-foot self-storage facility located in San Antonio, TX, has been sold. The facility is situated on approximately 11.3 acres of land and features 269 climate controlled units and 289 non-climate controlled units. Ryan Clark, director of investment sales and Cameron Vale, senior associate at SkyView Advisors represented the seller. Red…

DealPoint Merrill has bought a former Kroger-anchored shopping center that sits on 13.5 acres at 13333 Eureka Road, Southgate, MI. Its plans include converting a 109,000-square-foot building into a large CubeSmart self-storage facility with 1,112 indoor units in 90,275 square feet and a 24,500-square-foot building with 200 units of outdoor drive-up self-storage. Construction will start…

Strategic Storage Trust IV Inc., a public non-traded REIT affiliated with Ladera Ranch, CA-based SmartStop Asset Management LLC, purchased a six-facility self-storage portfolio in the Houston, TX, metro area and nearby College Station, TX, from Cypress, TX-based Metro Mini Storage Inc. The purchase price wasn’t disclosed. The portfolio comprises 3,400 storage units and 200 RV…