Sentry Self Storage is Growing in South Carolina

office and signFlorida based Sentry Self Storage LLC, which provides management services to independent owners and investors is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the management contract for the following property:

A Perfect Storage 1115 Tanner Road Taylors, South Carolina. This asset consists of a unit count of 278 and over 30,000 square feet. The property will be adding a 24,000 square foot expansion that will open in the summer of 2015.

Sentry Self Storage, LLC, based in Coral Spring, Florida, provides a full spectrum of Management and Consulting Services. With over 30 properties under management in several states, and working with 14 ownership groups, Sentry has its finger on the pulse of the industry and can provide you with the solutions you are looking for to maximize the value of your asset. For more information, please visit us at www.sentry-selfstorage.com or call (954) 346-2330.

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CBRE’S NATIONAL SELF-STORAGE ADVISORY GROUP CLOSES ON NASHVILLE PORTFOLIO

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Amanda Piatt
+1 615 248 5948
amanda.piatt@cbre.com
Bridgette Bonner
+1 404 504 5961
Bridgette.bonner@cbre.com

CBRE’S NATIONAL SELF-STORAGE ADVISORY GROUP CLOSES ON NASHVILLE PORTFOLIO

Campbell Station Self Storage

Campbell Station Self Storage

Nashville– February 20, 2015 – CBRE’s Ashley Compton, First Vice President of the Self Storage Advisory Group, has facilitated the sale of a Class A, self-storage portfolio totaling 206,260 rentable square feet in the Nashville metro area.

The portfolio’s asking price was just over $16 million and included assets in three desirable submarkets. Mt. Juliet’s Quarry Loop offers a 69,725-sq.ft. facility; Lebanon’s Maddox Simpson includes 59,700 square feet; and Spring Hill’s Campbell Station brought 76,835 square feet to market.

Maddox Simpson

Maddox Simpson

“This was a rare offering as being able to purchase this amount of superior self-storage square footage in Nashville in one deal doesn’t happen very often,” said Compton.

The strength of the submarkets where each facility is located was also a desirable selling point. According to CBRE Research, all markets have shown significant and steady signs of economic growth over the past year boasting 4,000 new jobs coming to these areas alone.

Quarry Loop

Quarry Loop

Compton represented the owner on the sale, a private investor out of New York. Simply Self Storage, a national operator based in Orlando, acquired the portfolio.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue). The Company has more than 52,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 370 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.
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COMPASS SELF STORAGE ACQUIRES SELF STORAGE CENTER IN CINCINNATI MARKING THE COMPANY’S FOURTH NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Todd Amsdell President

tca@amsdellcompanies.com

216.458.0670

COMPASS SELF STORAGE ACQUIRES SELF STORAGE CENTER IN CINCINNATI MARKING THE COMPANY’S FOURTH NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH

Cleveland, OH – February 25, 2015 – Compass Self Storage, a member of the Amsdell Compass Self Storage - Cincinnatifamily of companies, is proud to announce the purchase of a self storage center located at 10925 Hamilton Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio. This acquisition marks the fourth new location waving the Compass Self Storage flag in February 2015. This self storage center offers over 56,000 net rentable square feet and is operated by Compass Self Storage LLC (www.compassselfstorage.com). Compass now has six locations in the greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.

This new Compass Self Storage location offers drive up unit access, climate controlled units, digital surveillance, electronic access, online payments, truck rental and a full line of moving and packing supplies. “We are proud to expand our presence in the greater Cincinnati market and service the moving and storage needs of our new customers,” stated Todd Amsdell, President.

Company growth is projected to continue in 2015 with the acquisition and development of quality storage properties in select markets. The company acquired two properties in the Atlanta, GA area and opened a brand new self-storage center in Shaker Heights, Ohio earlier this month. The Shaker Heights location was a former auto dealership that the company converted to a drive through self-storage center. Compass Self Storage now has 56 locations across the country.

The above-mentioned acquisition was made by separate affiliates of Amsdell Group, LLC and Compass Self Storage, LLC. The Amsdell family of companies (Amsdell Companies) is headquartered in Cleveland, OH. Amsdell draws its roots from the family owned construction company founded in 1928 and has since been active in several billions of dollars worth of real estate ventures with a primary focus on self storage. As industry pioneers, Amsdell has owned and operated over 500 storage centers under various trade names in over 27 states. With over 85 years of doing business, the Amsdell team has extensive experience in property acquisition, construction and property management. Please visit www.amsdellcompanies.com and www.compassselfstorage.com for more information.

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Centershift re-branding to Yardi

Yardi One Year Later

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Class A multi story trades in northern Florida

Panama CityStuart Wade of The Nicholson Companies & the Argus Self Storage Sales Network is pleased to report the closing of a 52,895 NRSF self storage facility in Panama City, FL.  This asset was opened in August of 2007 & was managed since that time by AAAA Self Storage Management Group.  It was just over 90% physically occupied & produced just over $510,000 in revenue in 2014. The seller, a FL Panhandle based investment group & buyer, a Washington DC based investment group were both represented by Stuart.  The asset will continue to trade as AAAA Self Storage.  For further information on this transaction or to discuss your self storage investment objectives, feel free to phone Stuart at (757)618-3597

Hope to see many of you at the Self Storage Association’s meeting in March.

www.thenicholsoncompanies.com

www.argus-selfstorage.com

 

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Press Release – A-1 Self Storage

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A-1 Self Storage Opens Newest Self-Storage Facility in Alhambra, CA

Alhambra, CA – February 24, 2015

A-1 Self Storage, the premier provider of self-storage in Los Angeles County, California, announced today the opening of its newest self-storage location in Alhambra, CA. This 105,033 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility offers 744 storage units and is located at 2300 Poplar Boulevard.

Featuring 24 hour video surveillance, coded keypad entry, and cylinder locks, this brand new facility offers the very best in security. Access to the facility is available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; some of the longest access hours in the area. Wide loading/unloading areas with easy building access were designed to make moving quick and convenient. This facility is centrally located near the Costco/Target Shopping Center, providing affordable self-storage to businesses and residents in the western San Gabriel Valley including Alhambra, Monterey Park, South Pasadena, and San Gabriel.

“We designed this property to offer the very best self-storage experience possible,” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage. “We wanted to add value to the neighborhood with the right kind of storage at the right price. We are excited to be a part of the Alhambra community.”

A-1 Self Storage is scheduled for an official ribbon cutting ceremony with the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce on March 10

th at 11 a.m. We encourage businesses and residents of the city of Alhambra to join us for this brief ceremony and refreshments. Facility tours will be available to the general public following the ceremony.

To learn more about the newest A-1 Self Storage location in Alhambra, visit our website at http://a1stor.co/A1Alhambra.

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About A-1 Self Storage:

A-1 Self Storage is one of the leading providers of storage units in California, with 8 self-storage locations in Los Angeles County. A-1 Self-Storage is the Self-Storage division of the Caster Companies, a third generation family owned company headquartered in San Diego, California serving local communities since 1959. The Caster Companies specializes in acquisitions, development, and management of A-1 Self-Storage. Our real estate portfolio includes over 5 million square feet in real estate properties, including 48 self-storage locations with over 33,000 customers. It is one of California’s largest independent self-storage and car storage owner/operators.

CONTACTS:

Cori Garrod | A-1 Self Storage | (800) 219-4854 x 122| press@a1storage.com | www.a1storage.com

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XPS Press Release

Richardson, TX – February __, 2015: XPS Solutions is innovating yet again, and has launched a new Competitive Market Audit program. The XPS Marketing Team has been hard at work conducting Self-Storage Market Research Audits in a variety of areas, and is making the data discoveries available to self-storage proprietors for free.

Independent site owners will now have the opportunity to access valuable R&D findings specific to their facility. The market data will help site owners know if their marketing strategy is actually translating to rental conversions, and how their self-storage site directly compares to the competition.

In addition to the launch of this comprehensive audit program, XPS is continuing to provide turn-key solutions for site owners looking to grow their self-storage business. With their state-of-the-art Centralized Sales and Support Center, XPS is able to provide complete call, web lead, live chat, and pay-by-phone coverage, while minimizing cost and maximizing quality.

One of the newest ways XPS is helping independent self-storage proprietors increase show and rental rates is through Prospect Conversion, a program that provides a unique system where every prospect gets followed up on, no matter what. “We’ve discovered that most independent self-storage sites don’t have a follow-up strategy,” says Michael Roberts, Executive VP of Business Development and Operations at XPS Solutions. “Considering low incredibly competitive this industry is, that’s shocking.”

John Traver, CEO of XPS Solutions, goes on to add, “The fact is, one and done selling doesn’t work most of the time. In order to get your share of the market, you have to be following up with your prospects. If you don’t, you’re leaving rentals on the table for your competitors.” The Prospect Conversion program leverages professional contact systems to capture self-storage shoppers that are not a first call or visit close and increase rentals.

To support the launch of these latest XPS programs and solutions, XPS has created a brand new website that can be found at www.xpsusa.com. Self-storage site owners are now able to submit their general company information via this website to find out their qualifying status for access to free site-specific Competitive Market Audit findings.

For more information, visit www.xpsusa.com, or contact Michael Roberts (mroberts@xpsusa.com; 972.865.4312) with specific inquiries.

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GASSA Press Release

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PRESS RELEASE

Contact:

Amy Fuhlman, Executive Director

678.764.2006 · gassa.org@gmail.com

www.gassa.org

227 Farmington Trace · Carrollton, GA 30116

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Amy Fuhlman

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Anne Ballard

[February 23, 2015 – Carrollton, Georgia]  The Georgia Self Storage Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Fuhlman as Executive Director. Fuhlman was previously Director of Marketing for Janus International, where she spearheaded a variety of self storage communications and events. A frequent contributor to industry publications, Fuhlman will manage the member functions of GASSA as well as assist in the planning of more statewide functions and the annual expo.

Fuhlman will work closely with Anne Ballard, GASSA President, and an experienced board committee to further the professionalism, legislative representation and education of Georgia self storage owner/operator/developers. Ballard is the President of Marketing, Training & Developmental Services for Universal Storage Group and is an accomplished speaker and author on self storage marketing and operations.

For more information, visit www.gassa.org.

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The Georgia Self Storage Association (GASSA) is dedicated to providing legislative protection, educational
programs and networking opportunities for the self-storage industry in Georgia. The GASSA is affiliated with the national Self Storage Association (SSA).

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COMPASS SELF STORAGE GROWS FOOTPRINT IN ATLANTA WITH ACQUISITION OF TWO SELF STORAGE CENTERS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Todd Amsdell
President

tca@amsdellcompanies.com

216.458.0670

COMPASS SELF STORAGE GROWS FOOTPRINT IN ATLANTA
WITH ACQUISITION OF TWO SELF STORAGE CENTERS

 

Compass Self Storage - MariettaCleveland, OH – February 12, 2015 – Compass Self Storage, a member of the Amsdell family of companies, is proud to announce the purchase of two self storage centers in the Greater Atlanta Area. The self storage centers are located at 1680 Hiram Douglasville Hwy in Hiram, GA and 3280 Dallas Hwy in Marietta, GA. The Hiram self storage center offers over 78,000 net rentable square feet and the Marietta location offers over 59,000 net rentable square feet. Compass Self Storage LLC (www.compassselfstorage.com) will operate both locations. Compass now has seven locations throughout the Atlanta area and fifty-five locations nationwide. J. L. “Chip” Mack, III with McWhirter Realty Partners, LLC (www.mcwrealty.com) represented Amsdell.

Both the Hiram and Marietta self storage centers offer full service drive up unit access, climate controlled units, digital surveillance, electronic access, online payments, truck rental and a full line of moving and packing supplies. The Hiram location also offers outdoor boat and RV storage. “We are proud to grow the fleet of Compass Self Storage centers in the greater Atlanta market and provide our new customers with top notch product and exceptional customer service,” stated Todd Amsdell, President.

The above-mentioned acquisition was made by separate affiliates of Amsdell Group, LLC and Compass Self Storage, LLC. The Amsdell family of companies (Amsdell Companies) is headquartered in Cleveland, OH. Amsdell draws its roots from the family owned construction company founded in 1928 and has since been active in several billions of dollars worth of real estate ventures with a primary focus on self storage. As industry pioneers, Amsdell has owned and operated over 500 storage centers under various trade names in over 27 states.  With over 85 years of doing business, the Amsdell team has extensive experience in property acquisition, construction and property management. Please visit www.amsdellcompanies.com and www.compassselfstorage.com for more information.

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MICHAEL MELE RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS SELF-STORAGE ASSOCIATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        

                                                             

Contact: Richard D. Matricaria

Vice President/Regional Manager, Tampa

(813) 387-4700

 

 

MICHAEL MELE RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS SELF-STORAGE ASSOCIATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 Mike for Cover

TAMPA, FLA., February 12, 2015 –Marcus & Millichap is pleased to announce that Michael Mele, a senior vice president investments in Marcus & Millichap’s Tampa office, was just ranked the number one self-storage broker within the firm’s National Self-Storage Group for 2014, and was 16th out of nearly 1,300 Marcus & Millichap investment professionals, according to Richard D. Matricaria, vice president and regional manager of the firm’s Tampa office.  Mike had another banner year in 2014 with $259 million in sales volume with 52 properties sold in 23 separate transactions.

“Mike has been a top self-storage investment specialist for well over a decade, and a huge contributor to the success of the Tampa office,” says Matricaria. “With his in-depth knowledge of the self-storage investment sector, dedication to providing superb client service and strong leadership abilities, Mike truly deserves this honor.”

Mele joined Marcus & Millichap in 1999 as an agent specializing in the self-storage property sector, and rose to senior associate in May 2002, vice president investments in January 2008 and senior vice president investments in 2014.  He has closed more than 250 self-storage transactions totaling over $1 billion, and has achieved senior director status in the company’s National Self-Storage Group. Mike is a frequent guest speaker at industry events, and is a contributing writer in publications such as Inside Self-Storage Magazine and the Mini Storage Messenger. He is also a prominent member of the Florida Self-Storage Association (FSSA), and Self-Storage Association (SSA).

Please join us in congratulating Mike for all his hard work and continued efforts.

 

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