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  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:00 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    StorQuest Self Storage Hits “Awesome” Milestone with 200th Location StorQuest Self Storage, the premier national self storage brand known for its innovative operating platform and loyal customer base, just crossed an important milestone by opening its 200th location. “We’re incredibly proud to be 200 StorQuest locations strong,” said founder and CEO Bill Hobin. “But I’m even more proud of the nearly 500 members of our team spread across the country who create an awesome experience for our guests and partners, and deliver excellent results to our investors.” Hobin also attributed his company’s success to its unique “best of both worlds” appeal for independent self storage operators seeking professional facility management. “We offer the experience and sophistication of the largest players in the industry while providing the hands-on involvement, enthusiasm, and entrepreneurial spirit of a nimble start up. The choice is simple.” “We’ve always seen ourselves as more than just a solution for storing your stuff,” noted Chief Operating Officer, Gary Sugarman. “We help our guests get the most out of life. It’s no wonder we have over 55,000 rave reviews on Google and Yelp.” The promise is evident in the brand’s philosophy to “Make Room for Awesome.” It's an ethos that StorQuest activates across its state-of-the-art operating platform, which features proprietary revenue management technology, best-in-class digital marketing, and an in-house 24/7 Sales Center. Hobin notes, “Every number tells a story. And this milestone is just the beginning of our next adventure.” Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter to learn more about the company and how we inspire our guests to make the most out of self storage, and life.

  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:56 AM | Rochelle Morales (Administrator)

  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021 4:20 PM | Rochelle Morales (Administrator)

    2021 Inside Self-Storage World Expo
    July 13-16, 2021
    The Mirage | Las Vegas

    As the ISS World Expo returns to an in-person format in 2021, join us to get the resources and education you need to build, manage and grow your self-storage operation. Top industry experts, educators and colleagues will show you how to capitalize on the industry’s latest products and services, strategies and trends. CSSA members receive $30 off a Seminar-Track Package or All-Access Pass. Use code ASN11 at checkout. Offer expires July 9, 2021. Register today at

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2021 3:02 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    Save the Date for this Self Storage Webinar February  9, 2021!

    Global Webinar - Self Storage: Moving Forward in 2021 
    Zoom Meeting on February 9, 2021
    (9:00AM PT / 12:00PM ET)


    Join us for the upcoming Colliers International Webinar - Self Storage: Moving Forward in 2021. We are excited to include guest speakers from The BSC Group, CubeSmart, National Storage Affiliates, and Talonvest Capital, Inc., leaders in the business, who will provide an update on the industry from their unique perspective.

    The Zoom Webinar will last 60 minutes and consist of a brief overview of the economy connected to the pandemic and how it affects the storage industry, as well as a discussion led by our moderators on such topics as Rental Rates, Occupancy, Capitalization Rates, and today's Financing Terms.

    Speakers/Panelists include:

    Thomas Gustafson, CCIM, National Director | Colliers Self Storage Group
    Jeff Shouse, MAI, CRE, Executive Managing Director | National Practices Valuation & Advisory Services
    Steig Seaward, National Director of Research | Colliers International
    Devin Huber, Principal | The BSC Group
    Scott Levy, Vice President of Investments | CubeSmart
    George Hoglund, Vice President, Investor Relations | National Storage Affiliates
    Eric Snyder, Principal | Talonvest Capital, Inc.

    Register Here

    We hope you, your clients and other contacts will join us while staying safe and working from home!

    Thank you,

    Thomas Gustafson
    CCIM, National Director | Colliers Self Storage Group

    Jeff Shouse
    MAI, CRE, Executive Managing Director | National Practices Valuation & Advisory Services




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  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:41 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

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  • Monday, November 23, 2020 11:52 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)


    Through the SBA 504 Loan Program 

    This free whitepaper highlights the many benefits of the Small Business Administration 504 loan program and provides a lending scenario for a hypothetical self-storage facility. Readers will see how this financing works and what the borrower should expect from the process. It also explains how to qualify for this loan option. 

    You'll learn about:

    ·        The benefits of the SBA 504 lending program

    ·        A hypothetical lending scenario for a self-storage business

    ·        How borrowers can qualify for this option

    ·        Much more!


  • Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:38 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    To all California Self Storage Operators –

    CONGRATULATIONS – we have defeated Proposition 15 (Split Roll tax)!

    CLICK HERE to read the article about this defeat.

    The California Self Storage Association in collaboration with the Self Storage Association (national association) led the fight on behalf of the self storage industry in California. Our thanks to Brian Caster, A-1 Self Storage/Caster Properties and Ken Nitzberg, Devon Self Storage who led the fundraising effort from self storage businesses. According to the Wall Street Journal, our coalition (NO on Prop 15) raised over $74 million. The self storage industry raised over $3.5 million - that means self storage accounted for nearly 5% of the funds collected to defeat this proposition! Considering all the commercial property owners throughout the state, that is very respectable.  THANK YOU to all who donated. 

    CSSA and SSA joined a collation, the NO ON PROP 15. Tino Rossi, Meridian Pacific Inc, from the No on Prop 15 said, “Congratulations to the SSA and CSSA for their defeat of Prop 15. Your grassroots efforts coupled with your tremendous financial support pushed this over the top. Your members should be so proud of this campaign and the part they played in it. Victory!!!”


    On behalf of the California Self Storage Association and ALL self storage businesses – THANK YOU for your grassroots efforts – letters to colleagues, friends, and tenants. We truly DID make a difference!


    If you would like to know some of the other legislative and legal accomplishments of the CSSA (CA Self Storage Association) we invite you to visit our website: and come, join us as we “Promote the success in the self storage industry through advocacy, education, and fostering community” (CSSA’s Mission). 

    Ross Hutchings, CAE

    Executive Director – California Self Storage Association

    888.CSSA.207 (888.277.2207) – toll-free office

    CSSA | 5325 Elkhorn Blvd, #283, Sacramento, CA 95842

  • Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:34 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)



    NEW CSSA Member Benefit

    FREE 2021 California Labor Law Poster

    The California Self Storage Association is pleased to announce our New Member Benefit – FREE 2021 Labor Law Poster!

    There are a number of new 2021 labor law changes that will impact MANDATORY Labor Law Postings including new Transgender Rights, Pregnancy Disability, Discrimination and Harassment.

    The poster will be co-branded with CSSA and the CEA (CA Employers Association) and will include required information such as:

    • California Minimum Wage notice
    • EDD's Notice to Employees
    • California Family Care and Medical Leave 
    • Pregnancy Disability Leave notice
    • Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee notice (DFEH 185 Pamphlet)
    • California Paid Family Leave pamphlet 

    CSSA will send each member a poster, to arrive in early January. If you have multiple outlets and would like more than one poster CLICK HERE to request your FREE additional Labor Law Posters (while supplies last). We MUST have your order by November 27, 2020 – don’t delay.


    5325 Elkhorn Blvd., # 283, Sacramento, CA 95842
    888.CSSA.207 (888.277.2207) – toll-free


  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:28 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    22 Days Away
    Kure It's Annual Rivals Cup Golf Tournament 

    Friday, November 6, 2020

    Pelican Hill South Golf Course

    22800 South Pelican Hill Road, Newport Beach

    Take advantage of the 2020 Rivals Cup Tournament special COVID-19 pricing. We are offering a reduced entry fee for this year’s tournament only. 

    Join us for a fun and safe day outdoors while supporting vital cancer research.

    Sponsorship Opportunities & Golf Registration is Now Open!

    Questions?  Please contact


  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:28 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    Contact: Dean Keller

    Phone: 949-715-2233


    Bancap Self Storage Group, Inc.

    1100 S. Coast Highway, Suite 208

    Laguna Beach, CA 92651

    Bancap Self Storage Group Providing

    2020 Property Value Change Reports

    For California Self Storage Owners

    Free report provided to help counter uncertainty for self storage owners

            September 15, 2020: This year has already had more than its fair share of chaos and uncertainty.  Although the self storage industry has proven to be more resilient than many other businesses, there has still been a roller-coaster of events and market condition changes affecting the operations, income and values of storage properties. 

    To help independent owners of storage properties in California, Bancap Self Storage Group, Inc. is currently offering a free personalized report on how the value of their storage business has changed in 2020. This “no obligation” report is available for a limited time only as free service to the industry.

    Bancap Self Storage Group is known as the “#1 Self Storage Broker in California” with an unmatched track record of self storage sales spanning over four decades.  Dean Keller, President of Bancap Self Storage Group has also spent his entire career giving back with leadership and service on the boards of the Self Storage Association, Self Storage Association Foundation, California Self Storage Association, and the Storage Operators Networks in both Southern California and Northern California, in addition to Rotary Clubs and many other local and regional charities.

    “Whether it is for estate planning purposes, updating financial statements, or just simple curiosity, we always think it is a good idea to know the actual value of your storage properties” said Keller. “We know that most people love their storage business and have no interest in selling at this time. But since we are deeply engaged in the marketplace and constantly doing these types of analysis for potential sellers any way, we are happy to provide this as a free service to all California owners in this unprecedented time.”

    For more information contact Dean Keller, Bancap Self Storage Group at 949-715-2233 or visit the company web site at

California Self Storage Association

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California Self Storage Association
5325 Elkhorn Blvd., #283 
Sacramento, CA 95842

P: 888-CSSA-207 or 888-277-2207


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