Storage Vault has further solidified its position as Canada’s largest self-storage owner and operator with its recent acquisition of the 38-property Real Storage portfolio controlled by a Toronto investment management company. The $204 million purchase ($275 million in Canadian dollars) of Real Storage is just the latest acquisition by Storage Vault, which has now completed…

Elevation Capital Group’s MHPI VII LLC, better known as Fund 7, attracted more than 500 members and raised $100 million in subscriptions since launching in April 2017. That’s a fast raise, and fund managers have announced they have raised the maximum offering amount by $50 million, to $150 million in total. Elevation, a real estate…

Storage Deluxe plans to build a nearly 220,000-square-foot self-storage building after buying a one-story warehouse at 74 Bogart St. in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. The company bought the warehouse for $45.5 million and plans to demolish it, then build a seven-story facility with about 4,000 units. Storage Deluxe said it will spend $50 million-plus on…

Las Vegas-based Crystal View Capital is making a bigger move into the self-storage industry with its latest private equity fund, Crystal View Capital Fund II. The $35 million fund is focused exclusively on buying self-storage and manufactured home properties across the Western U.S. To date, 60 percent of its growing portfolio is comprised of self-storage…

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New York-based self-storage operator Andover Properties has purchased RoboVault Self Storage in Fort Lauderdale, FL from BBX Capital Corp. for $12.35 million. The 82,000-square-foot-rentable facility, located at 3340 S.E. Sixth Avenue, features a robotic arm that retrieves individual units—eliminating the need to navigate elevators and hallways. Units are brought to one of seven loading bays…