Inside Self-Storage

DEC 2018

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Operators in the Spotlight Jeffery Hanley, owner of Blue Ice Self Storage in Pittson, Maine, is seeking a third term as a state representative. The Republican represents House District 87, covering Alna, Pittson, Randolph and Wiscasset. He's been endorsed by the Maine Realtors Association and the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine. Isabelle Cobb and Janice Danielson, managers of Bainbridge Self Storage in Bainbridge Island, Wash., continue to help pets displaced by natural disasters through Kitsap SPICE (Saving Pets In Crisis Everywhere), a charitable organization they founded last year after the British Columbia wildf res. Cobb recently delivered supplies to the Siskiyou Humane Society and the nonprof t Saving Shasta Cats Inc. to aid animals affected by the Delta Fire in Siskiyou County, Calif. Access Storage of Bomaderry, New South Wales, Australia, won an award for excellence in the "Best Upgrade or Expansion" category from the Self Storage Association of Australasia. The operator added 200 new units last year to its property at Corner Meroo Road & Victa Way. Rob Consalvo and Chris Harris have launched Store Space Self Storage, amassing a seven-property portfolio in Florida, Indiana and Texas in f ve months. The former iStorage executives expect to close on four Philadelphia properties and expand the company footprint nationally through additional acquisitions and development projects. ©2018 Live Oak Banking Company. All Rights Reserved. Member FDIC. No matter where you got your start, our industry experts are here to help you discover the benefts of owning a facility. Contact our team at 910.202.6933 or visit Self-Storage owners come from various backgrounds. I T ' S W HAT ' S I N S I D E THAT MATTERS Strategic Storage Growth Trust Inc. (SSGT) and Strategic Storage Trust II Inc. (SST II) have agreed to merge. Under the agreement SST II will acquire SSGT for $340 million, with SSGT stockholders receiving $12 per share in cash. The transaction is expected to close during the f rst quarter of 2019. Prime Development Group LLC has installed solar panels at College Point Storage, a self-storage facility it owns in Lacey, Wash. The 120-kilowatt system comprises a series of 360-watt, 72-cell photovoltaic panels, which is expected to offset the property's energy use by 81 percent. The 334 panels were installed on the facility's main building, which comprises 90,000 square feet. December 2018 I ISS 9

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