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19 Jun, 2023

StorageVault Partners with the Toronto Blue Jays | MSM

TORONTO, June 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — StorageVault Canada is proud to announce that it has been named the Official Self Storage and Portable...

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16 Jun, 2023

Anne Mari DeCoster Joins Self Storage Investing

Indianapolis, June 15, 2023 – SelfStorageInvesting.com, a leading provider of self-storage investment resources, is proud to announce the...

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15 Jun, 2023

Big Yellow Opens London Wine Storage Facility | MSM

Finding your niche in self storage sometimes means tapping into niche markets such as wine enthusiasts. In 2018, MSM wrote that “developing...

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14 Jun, 2023

PTI Security Systems Launches HELOX Smart Padlock | MSM

The HELOX padlock is the newest innovation by PTI Security Systems™ and ABLOY in unit security solutions. HELOX offers self-storage operators and...

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13 Jun, 2023

Storage Zone Founder Gives $10M to USF | MSM

James “Jay” Nault, president and owner of Storage Zone Self Storage and Business Centers, which operates more than 30 storage facilities throughout...

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7 Jun, 2023

Popularity of Conversions Continues with Recent Moove In Purchase

Conversions continue to be a fixture in self storage, with Moove In Self Storage just purchasing a vacant 39,876-square-foot facility at 3025...

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6 Jun, 2023

Self Storage Association Asia Awards 2023 | Mini-Storage Messenger

The Asia-Pacific self-storage industry continues to grow, fueled by an increase in consumerism and the expansion of e-commerce. A growing...

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6 Jun, 2023

IREGC Promotes Justin Quinto | Mini-Storage Messenger

York, PA- June 2, 2023. The Investment Real Estate Group of Companies (IREGC) has announced the promotion of Justin Quinto to Vice President of...

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1 Jun, 2023

StorageMart Refi Worth $1.3B | Mini-Storage Messenger

StorageMart, the Missouri-based self storage firm founded in 1976 and operating more than 250 locations across three countries, just refinanced its...

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1 Jun, 2023

Silver Star Pivots to Self-Storage, Acquires Southern Star | MSM

Houston, TX — Silver Star Properties REIT, Inc. (“Silver Star Properties”), formerly known as Hartman Short Term Income Properties XX, Inc.,...

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28 May, 2023

MakoRabco Welcomes Misty Hembree | Mini-Storage Messenger

Carlsbad, CA. MakoRabco, the award-winning, nationwide leader in designing, supplying, and installing self-storage facilities, is proud to announce...

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19 May, 2023

Florida Self Storage 2023 | Mini-Storage Messenger

Despite recent slowdowns in sales and acquisitions in the self storage industry, 2022 was an active year. In total, 112.7 million square feet of...

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18 May, 2023

UK Self Storage Surge or Slowdown? | Mini-Storage Messenger

As home to 90 percent of global self-storage inventory, the United States by far is the largest self-storage market worldwide. In Europe, however,...

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16 May, 2023

New OpenTech Alliance Integration | Mini-Storage Messenger

OpenTech Alliance, the PropTech leader in self storage, is pleased to announce its integration with RADical Systems, the longtime industry leader in...

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16 May, 2023

Collins Named CMO of Store Space | Mini-Storage Messenger

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. Store Space®, a top 20 self-storage owner, operator, and developer, announced today that David W. Collins, former Vice President...

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15 May, 2023

Big Bust in Catalytic Converter Theft | Mini-Storage Messenger

The theft of catalytic converters has been on the rise across the country, with thieves targeting the converters for the valuable precious metals...

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15 May, 2023

Safeguard Self Storage FL Acquisition | Mini-Storage Messenger

Safeguard Self Storage is has formally announced its latest acquisition of Citrus Park in Tampa, FL, seizing the A+ facility, off-market, within 45...

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13 May, 2023

OpenTech + Store Integration | Mini-Storage Messenger

(May 12, 2023) – Phoenix, AZ, USA. OpenTech Alliance, the PropTech leader in self storage, announced a new integration with Stora self storage...

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11 May, 2023

Marcus & Millichap Senior Associate | Mini-Storage Messenger

Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in investment sales, financing, research, and advisory...

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4 May, 2023

OpenTech Alliance Goes International | Mini-Storage Messenger

(May 3, 2023) – Phoenix, AZ, USA. OpenTech Alliance, the PropTech leader in self storage, announced its expansion from its US base into Europe with...

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2 May, 2023

New Law Discourages Tenant Delinquency | Mini-Storage Messenger

Dealing with a tenant delinquency tenant is something most self-storage operators have experienced. Aside from the unpaid rental fee, these...

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1 May, 2023

SAAS Platform Storage360 Launches | Mini-Storage Messenger

Top industry leaders Stephen Sandecki, President & Cameron Urry, Senior Vice President, leveraging experience to chart course for Storage360 ...

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28 Apr, 2023

New Universal Insurance Programs CEO | Mini-Storage Messenger

PHOENIX (April 24, 2023) – For over thirty years, Arizona-based Universal Insurance Programs (UIP) has optimized insurance solutions for its...

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27 Apr, 2023

OpenTech Self Storage Tech Center | Mini-Storage Messenger

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, April 18, 2023 — OpenTech Alliance, the PropTech leader in self storage, announced the opening of the OpenTech Experience Center —...

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16 Feb, 2023

Life Storage Rejects Public Storage Proposal | Mini-Storage Messenger

BUFFALO, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Life Storage, Inc. (NYSE:LSI), a leading national owner and operator of self-storage properties, today announced that...

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21 Dec, 2022

OpenTech Alliance Press Release | Mini-Storage Messenger

PRESS RELEASE (December 14, 2022) — Phoenix, AZ. OpenTech Alliance, the PropTech leader in the self storage industry, announced self-managed real...

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