Janus International Group Announces All-New Internal, Hardwired Smart Lock

Janus Releases “Nokē Ion™,” An Inside-The-Unit, Powered Smart Lock Janus International Group, Inc (NYSE: JBI) (“Janus” or the “Company”), a leading provider of cutting-edge access control technologies and building product solutions for the self-storage and other commercial and industrial sectors, today announced the addition of Nokē Ion™, an inside the door, magnetic, hardwired smart locking system, into its award-winning line of Nokē Smart Entry products. In addition to the all-new, hardwired smart locking solution, Janus’s Nokē Smart Entry platform also offers a high-tech, battery-powered external smart lock, known as Nokē…

Futura and Linkvest Capital Joint Venture Delivers Self-Storage Facility in Orlando, FL

Futura, in partnership with Linkvest Capital, has completed Nona Cove Self Storage, a 90,000-rentable-square-foot self-storage facility in Orlando, Florida. The property operates under Extra Space Storage management. The facility is part of FUTURA at Nona Cove, a luxury master-planned community covering 17 acres. The developer broke ground on the self-storage project in 2022. That same year, Futura secured $16 million in financing from ACRES Capital. The four-story building offers climate-controlled units, ranging between 25 and 300 square feet. Currently 57 percent leased, the property also features an 8,000-square-foot retail component.…

Stor-It Self Storage Opening 6th Location in Port Orange, FL

  The owners of Stor-It Self Storage have announced they’re opening the business’ sixth location this month, this one in Port Orange. Scott and Todd Vanacore, owners of both Stor-It and Vanacore Homes, are hosting a ribbon-cutting on April 17th. There are currently five other Stor-It locations open for business in the area: three in Ormond Beach, one in Daytona Beach, and one in Bunnell. Two additional locations are slated to open for business in DeLand and Ormond Beach. The ribbon-cutting will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, April…

East Penn Self Storage Announces New Location in Allentown, PA

A new climate-controlled facility offering storage solutions for residential and commercial customers has opened in Lehigh County. East Penn Self Storage on Thursday announced the opening of its newest location at 415 S. Carlisle St. in Allentown. The state-of-the-art facility boasts 296 units covering 25,290 rentable square feet, offering ample space to accommodate various storage needs. Unlike traditional drive-up facilities, East Penn Self Storage’s new location features a fully enclosed, heated environment, providing optimal protection for stored belongings. Additionally, the facility is equipped with loading docks and carts to facilitate…

StorageMart Unveils Two New Self-Storage Facilities in Fredericksburg, VA and Urbandale, IA

StorageMart, a globally recognized family-owned leader in the self-storage industry, is pleased to announce the inauguration of four strategically located facilities in the United States. Targeting substantial growth in 2024, StorageMart expanded its network to include new locations in Iowa and Virginia, reinforcing its presence in established markets. These two state-of-the-art facilities, located in Fredericksburg, VA and Urbandale, IA, have a large inventory of storage available. The Fredericksburg acquisition includes 466 storage units and 66,675 square feet, while the Urbandale acquisition adds 393 storage units and 52,595 square feet of…

Riverhead Planning Board Gives Preliminary OK to Self-Storage Facility in Riverhead – Long Island, NY

The Riverhead Planning Board granted preliminary site plan approval Thursday for a new self-storage facility on Main Road in Riverhead. The board unanimously approved the new development, titled Extra Space Riverhead, a two-story 36,250-square-foot self-storage building at 61 Main Road in Riverhead. The property is located next to the Dari-Land ice cream shop, and is the site of a long-vacant house. The Planning Board also discussed a site plan application that seeks to redevelop two existing commercial buildings at 940-946 West Main Street — including the former Blackman Plumbing Supply…

Recent Transactions: 4.02.2024 – 4.08.2024

Property: Spartan Storage Location: Montgomery, TX Seller: CRD Realty Buyer: Lakewood Realty Investments, LLC Broker and Brokerage: Ryan Dooley of Versal Square Feet: 19,998 Unit Count: 64 units   Property: A&B Boat and RV Storage Location: Houston, TX Seller: Sunbelt Storage II Buyer: RecNation Brokers and Brokerage: Bill Bellomy, Michael Johnson, Logan Foster and Hugh Horne of Versal NRSF: 121,328 Unit Count: 279 units     Property: New Ulm Storage Location: New Ulm, MN Brokers and Brokerage: Matt Haugen, Alex Ihrke, Nathan Gottlieb, and Tom Flannigan of Argus NRSF: 14,256…

Featured Brokers: Samuel Livingston & Jacob Livingston

L. Samuel Livingston is the President of Livingston Brokerage LLC. He is a seasoned businessman and realtor with over 40 years of real estate management and sales experience. Since 1978, Samuel has gained knowledge in the design, development, and brokerage in the self-storage industry. As president and owner of Livingston Construction Inc., JH Livingston Inc., and other family-owned businesses, Samuel has owned and operated self-storage facilities in the El Paso, Texas, and Las Cruces New Mexico metropolitan areas. In 2008, Samuel and his sons focused their sole efforts on the…

Self-Storage Has Come A Long Way, Make Sure Your Safety & Security Has As Well

We’ve all seen how self-storage facilities used to be represented on television and in movies: located in dark and ominous industrial areas, bad lighting giving off an air of danger, surrounded by a chain link fence which may or may not have a “beware of dog” sign on it. But things have changed for the better in the self-storage industry, and it’s about time. Self-storage facilities have become “smart” buildings with cutting-edge technology, great visibility, and plenty of lighting. These facilities are popping up everywhere from major metropolitan retail areas…

100 – 3 – 1 The Secret to Finding Land For Your Next Self-Storage! By Marc Goodin, CEO of Storage Authority, The Only Self-Storage Franchise in The US

100 – 3 – 1 Boom Land Under Contract! Finding land is a math equation: 100-3-1 Research 100 properties Make 3 offers And purchase one property Most people research 12 properties the first month, and 10 the next month. The next month they have friends flying in and a birthday party to go to. The next month it is raining. And the next month they say it does not work. You need to understand the math ½ x 10 does not equal 5. It equals zero. You do not get…