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Self-Storage Companies – the Latest

A trend to smaller living spaces in some communities has boosted self-storage opportunities.

Self-storage companies directory includes the major players in self-storage, recent transactions, and a history of its major operators.   The self-storage sector is dominated by a handful of public real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) and numerous smaller companies.


Self-storage companies have seen significant growth in recent years, and the industry has become a favored asset class among real estate investors.  The product can be considered as a niche one among the various industrial facility types.  As of 2019, the self-storage industry was estimated at USD 87.7 billion.


Increasing urbanization in the U.S. and most everywhere else is contributing to the increased demand for self-storage venues.    Living spaces are smaller and people move around more frequently, making self-storage a helpful amenity for today’s living environment.  As well, the traumatic events of our modern life create demand for self-storage facilities:  divorce and deaths, as well as disasters and displacements.   Covid-19 as accentuated some of these factors, including young people and students in particular moving home.


Like most industry sectors today, self-storage facilities are designed and operated with additional technological enhancements.    Self-serve kiosks, electronic-document signing, keypads at gates, and security cameras with 4K resolution.  We’ll be keeping track of various innovations in this self-storage companies directory.



Self-Storage Companies Directory

Self-storage facilities have been a favored asset class in this Covid-19-influenced investment era.



Our information about these self-storage companies is collected directly from the REITs, and from published press releases and news stories about the franchises, independents, developers and property-management companies.   We also review news from the Self Storage Association, a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization formed in 1975 that acts as the official trade organization and voice of the U.S. and international self storage industry.


We update the Self-Storage Companies Directory on a continuous basis, depending upon transactions occurring in the industry.   We’ll appreciate any news items you may wish to share to help us keep this up-to-date.

Self-Storage Companies Directory

Argus Professional
Storage Management
Tucson, Arizona
Beyond Self Storage
Las Vegas, Nevada
Buchanan Street Partners2020The company has confirmed a plan to invest as much as $500 million in self-storage, focusing initially i the Western U.S.
City Line Capital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CubeSmart REIT
Malvern, Pennsylvania
2004October 2020 - closed on a $540 million purchase of eight storage facilities in New York City from developer Storage Deluxe. Operated as a real estate investment trust.
Dollar Self Storage
Irvine, California
1996Operates in California, Arizona, and Nevada.
ExtraSpace Storage Inc. REIT
Salt Lake City, Utah
1977Operated as a real estate investment trust.
Life Storage Inc. REIT
Williamsville, New York
1982Operated as a real estate investment trust.
Merit Hill Capital
Brooklyn, New York
Metro Storage, LLC
Lake Forest, Illinois
1973Parent company is Find Local Storage.
National Storage Affiliates REIT
Greenwood Village, Colorado
2013Operated as a real estate investment trust.
National Storage
Affiliates Trust
Neighbor.com2017March 2021 - the company has secured $53 million in a Series B funding round. The company allows users to rent out storage space in their properties (hosts), in a manner similar to Airbnb.
Osprey Management
Las Vegas, Nevada
1997Operates primarily in U.S. central and southwest regions.
Clearwater, Florida
1998NationalPODS is owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
Prime Storage Group
Saratoga Springs, New York
Public Storage Inc. REIT
Glendale, California
1972Operated as a real estate investment trust.
Reliant Real Estate
Management LLC
Simply Self Storage
2003October 2020 - Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Simply Self Storage from a Brookfield Asset Management real estate fund for approximately $1.2 billion. Founded in 2003 by Kurt O'Brien.
SmartShop Asset Management
Ladera Ranch, CA
Storage Asset
Management Inc.
Columbia, Missouri
1999Operates facilities across the USA, Canada and the UK.
Founded in 1999 by Gordon Burnam
Management Co.
StorQuest Self Storage
Santa Monica, California
1994Parent company is The William Warren Group Inc.
Phoenix Arizona
1945NationalFounded by Leonard Shoen, in 1945
Universal Storage Group Inc.1993
A-1 Self Storage, California1959CaliforniaA division of the Caster Group

2023 Directory of Self-Storage Companies

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