from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or being a commercial facility in which customers can rent space to store possessions: a self-storage warehouse.

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  • n. Storage of one's goods in a rented commercial facility.


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  • “I never want to hear the word self-storage again as long as I live.”


  • Expensive Storage Space In one of the largest self-storage deals since the downturn, a nontraded real-estate investment trust has purchased more than 40 facilities with some 25,000 units for $163.4 million, including debt.

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  • The purchase by a REIT managed by W.P. Carey & Co . is a sign that investor appetite for self-storage properties remains high.

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  • The seller of the facilities, which include about 2.8 million rentable square feet in California, Illinois and Hawaii, was Los Angeles-based A-American Self Storage, one of the country's largest private self-storage companies.

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  • "Like you've seen in the apartment sector, you've seen steady, modest improvements in demand in self-storage," Mr. Leupp said.

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  • Nearly all property sectors posted gains in 2011, with self-storage companies and regional shopping malls at the top of the heap with gains of 35.4% and 21.9%, respectively.

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  • Jay Leupp , a portfolio manager with Lazard Asset Management's global real-estate securities team, said the self-storage sector is approaching a 90% occupancy rate, and rents rose between 3% and 10% in the past 12 months.

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  • Nicholas Sprayregen , president of Tuck-it-Away, said he hoped the locker sales at One57 "would boost values across the board" for self-storage businesses.

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  • One storage company, Tuck-it-Away, is in the midst of a condemnation proceeding with the state on four self-storage buildings that are to be part of an expanded campus for Columbia University.

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  • For the $200,000 asking price, a buyer could also rent a conventional offsite self-storage room, with sheet-metal walls rather than wire mesh, for 83 years at a typical rent of $200 a month.

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