Beltmann Relocation Group Purchases SMARTBOX Franchise in Minneapolis

Belmann Relocation Group, one of North American Van Lines’ largest agents, has acquired the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area’s SMARTBOX licensed location. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Beltmann Relocation Group has almost 60 years of profitability as an industry leader in household goods hauling fleets.

“We are excited to expand our service offerings through the addition of portable storage,” says Marc Van Kley, President of Beltmann Relocation Group. “Over the last several years, we have seen how portable storage has become a cost-effective way for customers to stage their home in advance of moving, store their belongings during remodeling projects, or store their possessions between moves. It is a perfect complement to our existing suite of moving services.”

The storage units of SMARTBOX are constructed out of wood and covered with weather-tight vinyl to help with climate control and provide weather protection. Units have a maximum limit of 3,000 pounds, standing seven feet tall, five feet wide, and eight feet long.

“The beauty is that we simplify the moving and storage process while providing an affordable and convenient solution for the consumer,” says Dusty Rhodes, Vice President and General Manager of SMARTBOX. “We are excited to have the Beltmann team, with nearly 60 years experience in moving, as a new licensee to serve the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.”

Source: PR Web

WDP Glendale Storage Acquires West Glendale Self Storage for $4.9 Million

WDP Glendale Storage has bought West Glendale Self Storage from Ivicevic Self Storage LLC for a price of $4.9 million. The property will be managed by US Storage Centers, who currently manages, operates, or owns over 75 facilities.

Holding 79,544 square feet of space for storage, the facility is made up of eight contractor lots, 272 spaces for RV parking and 788 storage units. According to an Empire Commercial Real Estate press release, occupancy was at 58% percent when the property sold at a cap rate of 5.02 percent.

Source: Inside Self Storage

Self Storage Facility to Be Built in Lewisboro, New York

After he gave his first proposal in 2011, Steve Kaplan’s request to build a self storage facility in Lewisboro, N.Y., finally has a solid timeline in sight. Kaplan plans for the facility to be built across from West Road on Route 123, and the proposal is in its last rounds of being approved by the Lewisboro Building Department. The project would consist of constructing three separate buildings, which will make up a total of 6,620 square feet.

“Everything is in order,” explains Kaplan. “My goal is to start the work as soon as possible.” Kaplan adds that he hopes for the project to be completed by spring.

Kaplan ran into a minor setback and is currently in the process of getting the required permit up-to-date in order to construct an entrance to the facility off of Route 123.

“I just have to get the highway permit issued from the state DOT, and then I bring that in to Mr. [Peter] Barrett [town building inspector] and then he should issue my permit,” he says. “I have to do everything by November 2015. I have to finish one way or the other.”

Source: Lewisboro Ledger

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