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  • 27 Aug 2019 9:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

        Absolute Storage Management 1630 Bonnie Lane Suite 106 Memphis, TN 38016 AbsoluteMGMT.com


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2019

    Absolute Storage Management Reports 2019 Second Quarter Results

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee –Absolute Storage Management (ASM), a leading third-party management company for self-storage facilities in the United States, announced operating results for the three months ended June 30, 2019.

    2019 Highlights for Three Months Ended June 30, 2019:

     Increased same-store revenue by 2.5% vs. the same period in 2018.

     Reported Same-Store Net Operating Income ("NOI") increase of 3.1% compared to the same period in

    2018.

     Acquired three (3) management contracts: one (1) operating facility and two (2) facilities at the completion of construction.

    2019 Highlights for Six Months Ended June 30,2019:

     Increased same-store revenue by 2.8% vs. the same period in 2018.

     Ended the time period with 90.7% Square Ft. Occupancy compared to 91.2% same period in 2018.

     Added gross of 10 stores to third-party management portfolio.

    ASM’s 2019 same store pool consists of 68 stabilized properties managed since January 1, 2018. The income growth that these properties displayed is a direct result of ASM’s expertise in revenue and occupancy management, and the overall NOI growth is aided by consistent expense monitoring and economies of scale.  “Our adaptive and locally focused team continues to produce outstanding results, even in increasingly competitive markets. Out team has done a phenomenal job.” Scott Beatty, CEO. 

    ASM actively manages 131 properties in 14 states. Over the three-month quarter ending June 30, 2019,  ASM gained management of the following properties: Pelham Road Self Storage in Greenville, SC; Canton Storage in Canton, GA; and Old Ellis Storage in Roswell, GA.  Absolute Storage Management

    Absolute Storage Management (ASM) is one of the largest private, third-party self-storage management company in the United States. Founded in 2002, ASM’s headquarters are in Memphis, TN with regional offices in Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Nashville, TN; and Jackson, MS. The company’s mission is to grow successful partnerships with customers, team members, and investors by delivering excellence in service. 

    For further information and news about Absolute Storage Management, please go to the ASM website at

    www.absolutemgmt.com. Contact Jasmin Jones at jasmin.jones@absolutemgmt.com.


  • 26 Aug 2019 8:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CLEARLAKE CAPITAL-BACKED JANUS INTERNATIONAL
    NAMES INDUSTRY VETERAN RAMEY JACKSON AS CEO

    Janus Founder, President and CEO David Curtis to Retire
    and Serve as Co-Chairman of Janus Board of Directors


    Temple, GA and Santa Monica, CA – August 23, 2019 – Janus International Group, LLC (“Janus”), the leading global manufacturer and supplier of turn-key solutions and new technologies for the self-storage, commercial and industrial markets, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”), today announced that long-time Janus executive and industry veteran Ramey Jackson will succeed David Curtis as Chief Executive Officer, effective
    September 2, 2019. Mr. Curtis, who announced his retirement, will remain with the company in the role of Co-Chairman of Janus’ Board of Directors.


    Mr. Jackson is an accomplished veteran of the self-storage industry with more than 20 years of relevant experience, and he has served in many executive and leadership roles within Janus, most recently as Vice President of Sales.


    “I am honored to serve as the next CEO of Janus, and I want to thank David, Clearlake and the entire team at Janus for the confidence they have placed in me to lead this incredible organization,” said Mr. Jackson. “The self-storage business is undergoing exciting changes, as new technological solutions are developed and applied, and Janus looks forward to offering the most innovative, customer-friendly options.”

    "Ramey is an executive with the knowledge, experience, commitment and vision required to lead Janus into the future, and we look forward to partnering with him as we work together to take Janus to the next stage of growth,” said José E. Feliciano, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, and Colin Leonard, Partner, at Clearlake. “On behalf of Clearlake and the Board, we want to thank David for his exemplary service to Janus, wish him well in his well-deserved retirement and look forward to his continued contributions as Co-Chairman.”

    Mr. Curtis founded Janus in 2001 and served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since inception. He has over 35 years of executive experience within the industry, having founded and led multiple companies at the forefront of the self-storage and commercial sectors.

    "I am proud of the incredible global platform we have built with the best employees in the industry,” said Mr. Curtis. “Janus is just getting started in its growth trajectory, and I am excited to watch Ramey execute on our compelling growth plan to pioneer new technologies like access control, while expanding our core business lines. Ramey is a proven and respected leader in our organization who has delivered strong results through an unwavering commitment to our customers and people.” 

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    ABOUT JANUS

    Janus International Group, LLC is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of turn-key self-storage, commercial and industrial building solutions including: roll up and swing doors, hallway systems, relocatable storage units, and facility and door automation technologies. The Janus team operates out of several U.S. locations and five locations internationally. More information is available at www.janusintl.com.

    ABOUT CLEARLAKE

    Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is a leading private investment firm founded in 2006. With a sector-focused approach, the firm seeks to partner with world-class management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from Clearlake’s operational improvement approach, O.P.S.® The firm’s core target sectors are industrials and energy; software and technology-enabled services, and consumer. Clearlake has managed over $10 billion of institutional capital since inception and its senior investment principals have led or  co-led over 100 investments. More information is available at www.clearlake.com.

    Media Contact:

    For Janus:

    Christine DeBord

    770-562-2850

    marketing@janusintl.com

     

    For Clearlake:

    Blicksilver Public Relations

    Kristin Celauro

    732-433-5200

    kristin@blicksilverpr.com

     

    Jennifer Hurson

    845-507-0571

    jennifer@blicksilverpr.com


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    Janus International Group, 135 Janus International Blvd, Temple, GA 30179, 770-562-2850

  • 22 Jul 2019 8:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PINNACLE STORAGE PROPERTIES ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF STORAGE PLUS OF OLD KATY AND STORAGE PLUS OF LIVINGSTON

    Houston, TX – July 11, 2019 – Pinnacle Storage Properties, based in Katy, Texas, proudly announces the acquisition of two more Texas properties, Storage Plus of Old Katy and Storage Plus of Livingston.

    Pinnacle has strategically placed Katy facilities in three different sub-markets.  Storage Plus of Old Katy, located at 5310 E 5th St., in Katy, TX, is Pinnacle’s third addition in the Katy market. Storage Plus of Old Katy’s 142,476 square feet of space provides 531 units to serve customer needs. Along with Storage Plus of Katy and Storage Plus of Katy Kingsland, these properties offer a total of 240,000 sq. ft. of storage space.

    Old Katy provides a variety of unit options; state-of-the-art security; climate-controlled storage; and vehicle, boat and RV storage; as well as free wi-fi, delivery acceptance, and print/copy/scan services for our business tenants. 

    Storage Plus of Livingston, located at 4414 US Hwy 190 W., in Livingston, TX, has an existing 260 non-climate controlled units, totaling 46,100 square feet of storage space. Pinnacle’s strategy of purchasing under-managed, under-enhanced, and under-developed facilities, then updating these properties, will increase Livingston’s value with an expansion of 35,050 square feet of climate-controlled space while implementing best practice management.  The expansion is scheduled to be completed by late summer of this year.

    In addition to climate-controlled storage; vehicle, boat and RV storage; and state-of-the-art security, Livingston will be offering delivery acceptance, free wi-fi, and print/copy/scan services to business clients.

    “Pinnacle Storage Properties is excited to be adding these properties to our ever-expanding portfolio, which includes over 20 locations across Texas, Oregon and Washington, consisting of approximately 7,500 units totaling over 1,000,000 sq. ft. of rentable space. Livingston is a great fit for our portfolio and ideally located between New Caney and Nacogdoches.” Pinnacle Storage Properties continues to grow and is positioned to double in size within the next year.”  States John Manes, Pinnacle Storage Properties Partner and CEO.

    Robby Dunn, Pinnacle’s Chief Investment Officer, states, “Adding these properties to our growing portfolio gives us the opportunity to make a positive impact on these communities as we add value by updating the property and execute best practice management strategies. We look forward to working with our potential customers, employees, and other small businesses in the area. We continue to remain aggressive in our continued acquisition of self-storage properties.”

    Pinnacle Storage Properties is a privately held, national real estate owner-operator focused on the acquisition, development, and management of self- storage assets.  Their investment strategy is to purchase under-managed, under-enhanced, and under-developed assets in suburban and secondary markets.  They take a grassroots, off-market approach in selecting the best deals that deliver stable cash flow and long-term appreciation opportunities.  With nearly 25 years of combined self-storage experience, they have established an industry wide reputation for superior performance derived from core values; honesty, integrity, and respect.  For more information on Pinnacle Storage Properties, see https://pinnaclestorageproperties.com/ 


    Kurt Power
    Pinnacle Storage Properties
    Tel: 913-375-4782
    Email:  kurt@pinnaclestorageproperties.com
    Website: www.pinnaclestorageproperties.com--

  • 19 Jul 2019 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    PINNACLE STORAGE PROPERTIES PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF KURT POWER TO ITS EXECUTIVE TEAM

    Houston, Texas, July 12, 2019 – Rapidly expanding Houston, Texas-based Pinnacle Storage Properties is thrilled to announce the addition of Kurt Power as VP of Investor Relations.

    Mr. Power comes to Pinnacle with a wealth of experience in real estate investment, marketing, and account management. His last 4 years were spent at Think Realty where he was positioned as National Account Manager. During his tenure at Think Realty, he helped build the company from the ground up into a national and international brand. He initiated the lead on expanding the Think Realty brand into China while hosting two international conferences in Shanghai.

    The vehicle that propelled Mr. Power in his early career was the fitness industry, where he mastered the skills of focusing his time and energy to help others. This makes him a perfect fit with the culture of Pinnacle Storage Properties. As VP of Investor Relations he will oversee communication with current investors, informing them of all project updates. He will also be adding new investors and managing relationships with the goal of helping investors secure their future and the future of their families. Kurt will also be engaging in social media marketing activities.

    “I am excited, humbled and grateful to be a part of the Pinnacle team, and I look forward to contributing to the continued success of Pinnacle Storage Properties. It’s invigorating to be with a company that has incredible focus, extraordinary self awareness, and a dynamic plan for business success,” states Mr. Power. 

    “We are very excited to welcome Kurt to Pinnacle Storage Properties,” said John Manes, Pinnacle CEO. His work ethic, diverse experience and impressive management skills align perfectly with our core values of integrity, honesty, and respect, making him the perfect fit to head up Investor Relations.”

    Pinnacle Storage Properties is a privately held, national real estate owner-operator focused in the acquisition, development, and management of self-storage assets.  Their investment strategy is to purchase under-managed, under-enhanced, and under-developed assets in suburban and secondary markets. They take a grassroots, off-market approach in selecting the best deals that deliver stable cash flow and long-term appreciation opportunities. With nearly 25 years of combined self-storage experience, they have established an industry wide reputation for superior performance derived from core values; honesty, integrity, and respect. For more information on Pinnacle Storage Properties, see https://pinnaclestorageproperties.com/  


    Media Contact:

    Kurt Powers

    Pinnacle Storage Properties

    Tel:  913-375-4782

    Email:  kurt@pinnaclestorageproperties.com

    Website:  www.pinnaclestorageproperties.com


  • 8 May 2019 8:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CallPotential Logo

    Scott Worden joins CallPotential as Business Development Manager

    New hire, Scott Worden, represents CallPotential at the CSSA Napa Owner’s Conference

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chicago, IL Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

    CallPotential, award-winning customer relationship management (CRM) and communications software developed for self-storage, is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Worden as Business Development Manager. Worden will be joining Director of Business Development, Peter Spickenagel this week at the California Self Storage Association’s (CSSA) Napa Owner’s Conference.

    “Scott is highly regarded for his client-first approach”, said Phil Murphy, CallPotential Founder/President. “He brings great energy and experience in the self-storage technology sector. We are enthusiastic he will be representing CallPotential and feel fortunate to welcome him to the CallPotential team.”

    In his new position, Worden will use his passion for innovation and developing positive client relationships to expand CallPotential’s client base. Previous industry experience includes positions with other self-storage technology providers. Worden excels at creating and executing business development strategies that result in increased sales and profitability. Worden holds a B.S. in Marketing and Management from the University of Oregon.

    “CallPotential is a high-impact platform” said Scott Worden. “I am excited to have the opportunity to be part of the CallPotential team and contribute to the company’s next phase of growth.”

    Scott Worden will be representing CallPotential at the California Self Storage Association’s Napa Owners Conference May 8th and 9th. To reach Scott emailscott@callpotential.com or call 602-536-9026

    About: CallPotential’s award winning CRM and communication platform integrates seamlessly with self-storage operators property management software allowing systemization and automation of lead management and collection management processes using omni-channel communication tools like text messaging, email, live and recorded calls, and live chat. CallPotential also empowers owners to run their own internal contact centers without investing in expensive hardware or hiring additional labor. These products combine powerful insight, transparency and control into operations. To learn more about CallPotential visit www.callpotential.com or call 877-552-2557

  • 8 Mar 2019 4:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NEWS RELEASE:

    MARCH 8, 2019

    Phase I of Climate Storage, the third facility to be launched by Integrated Management of Knoxville, TN, will soon be open in the Central Birmingham area. The new location will feature 100% indoor climate-controlled units that customers will be able to access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Close to 80 high-definition cameras will monitor the property with infrared capability at night. LED lighting throughout the property will not only provide extremely bright lighting but also be “green friendly” due to its low energy consumption.  Other features of the property will include free WiFi, a free move-in truck, free flat-bed dollies for customer use, and many others.  The property is located at 720 Montclair Road in the middle of a service area including Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Irondale, Trussville, and Downtown Birmingham.  Construction of Phase II of the property has already begun. Like Phase I, the second facility will be 100% indoor storage with heating and cooling to keep sensitive items in pristine condition.  Phase II will almost double the total number of units available at the property to almost 700 once it’s completed by late 2019.

    For further information about Climate Storage, please contact General Manager, Rhonda Kiser at rkiser@climatestorage.com or go to www.climatestorage.com.

    __________________________________________________________________________________

    FULL TIME Assistant Manager at new, state-of-the-art, self-storage facility in Mountain BrookPosition requires a mature, responsible individual who is customer-centric while steadfast with in-house policies.  Your workday will include everything from leasing storage units and making collection calls to light facility maintenance and property appearance.  Basic computer skills are required, and you must be able to pass a background check.  Extra points if you already have property management experience or have worked in the retail world.  We’re also looking for candidates who are self-starters, team players, and don’t need a checklist to know what they need to do on days when they’re flying solo.  Schedule will include weekend work plus 3 week days.  Email cover letter and resume (with at least 2-3 references) to birmingham@climatestorage.com.


  • 16 Jan 2019 9:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    More space, more exhibitors and more interactive programs—that’s what you’ll find in the expo hall at the 2019 Inside Self-Storage World Expo. Get a sneak peek of what’s happening on the vendor side of things, April 2 and 3, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

    The expo hall has always been a huge draw at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas. Packed with suppliers from all segments of the industry, the two-day extravaganza allows industry professionals to immerse themselves in the people, products and services that are trending in the business. It’s the place to meet, ask questions, sample, buy, learn and make connections.

    The hall for this year’s show, April 1-4 at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, will offer everything attendees usually love but with more—much more. Here’s a peek at what you’ll find in 2019. Click here for full article

    Special Offer for ALSSA Members!

    ALSSA members will receive $30 off the Seminar-Track Package OR All-Access Pass. For more information about the discount, click here.



  • 1 Dec 2018 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are excited to announce the addition of our newest team member here at ALSSA.  The hiring of our new Director is just the beginning of the plans that are already in the progress for 2019! With a focus on building our membership base, Melissa has already started working to add new ALSSA member benefits.  You will begin to see changes to our website as we do a few updates, and you will also be hearing more communication from us during the year through e-blasts and newsletters.

    Melissa is the owner of MR Management & Consulting LLC., offering management and consulting services specifically to state self storage associations. She began her work on the state association level with the TN Self Storage Association (TNSSA) in 2009 where she served on the Board of Directors for several years before accepting a paid position as their Administrative Director in June of 2014. She has enjoyed four successful years working with TNSSA that has resulted in increased membership and has encouraged active participation among the association members. Her management company was born out of the simple desire to spread this excitement and growth to other state associations. Strong, active state associations benefit not only individual property owners, but also support our industry as a whole.

    We look forward to working with Melissa in the coming years. And, she looks forward to meeting our association members at the upcoming events! We hope you will make a special effort to attend the meetings this year and meet our new Director!

    You can contact Melissa directly for any of your Association needs.

    | Phone 423-443-8249 | info@alabamassa.org or melissa@mr-mgmt.com



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