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  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022 1:34 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    Talonvest Capital is recognized with the National Philanthropy Day Orange County - Outstanding Small Business Award


    Talonvest Capital is honored to be this year’s recipient of the National Philanthropy Day Orange County - Outstanding Small Business Award

    Philanthropy is not only a core value but a commitment that was made upon the firm’s founding, and we are fortunate to have the privilege of impacting the community we work in. To date, Talonvest has directly donated approximately $1.2 million to various organizations in gratitude for the trust given by our clients and teammates.

    We sincerely thank our amazing partners at Ronald McDonald House Orange County for the nomination, and we look forward to more successful fundraising efforts in the years to come.



  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022 4:51 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    IIINCREASING REVENUE WITH SAFETY, SECURITY AND FUNCTIONALITY  

    FREE Lunch & Learn - Orange County, CA

    From Janus International 

    Date & Time

    • Wednesday - August 3, 2022
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Location

    Courtyard Santa Ana Orange County

    8 MacArthur Place 

    Santa Ana, CA  92707

    Tel: 714-668-9993

    What you will learn

    • Why you should renovate or expand
    • Investment areas to consider
    • Utilizing unused parking lots and unbuildable land to expand with Relocatable Storage Units
    • How Door and Hallway Replacements go far beyond aesthetics
    • Maximizing space with Unit Remixes
    • Roofing Solutions to consider
    • Technology and Security upgrades to enhance the customer experience and minimize manual operations 
    • How to take advantage of Cost Segregation and Tax Incentives
    • and More!

    CLICK HERE for more information and to register!

  • Monday, July 25, 2022 3:49 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    Over $165,000 Raised for Cancer Research by the California Self Storage Association and Its Members

    For immediate release July 22, 2022.

    Contact: Jackie Kurtz, 949-748-5916/jackie@kureit.org

    Kure It Cancer Research is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based out of Irvine, California. Kure It was started by US Storage Centers and Westport Properties founder, Barry Hoeven, after his own cancer diagnosis. The organization’s mission is to provide direct funding to support the brightest minds in translational research for underfunded cancers at leading cancer centers. With more than 90% of cancers being considered “underfunded,” Kure It provides research grants ranging from $50,000-$250,000 for researchers thinking outside the box with cutting edge projects and concepts. To date, Kure It has raised more than $12.6 million for cancer research and holds true to the belief, “Together We Can Eradicate Cancer”.

    As the charity of choice for the California Self Storage Association, Kure It has worked closely with the CSSA, partnering together to help raise money for these worthy causes. Over the years Kure It has been a participant at the CSSA’s annual conferences, both in Napa and Balboa, hosting various fundraising events and displaying their Round Up for Research program to owners and operators in the self-storage industry.

    During this year’s Balboa Owners Summit, Kure It took the stage at the conference and made an appeal to help award the next cancer research fund in the name of the California Self Storage Association. There was an overwhelming amount of support, with several owners standing up and making gifts on the spot. The event was a huge success with over $165,000 being raised during that quick ask. The pledges made that day will be added to funds from the 2021 events along with the CSSA Napa Conference to award a cancer research grant at a Comprehensive Cancer Center in California in honor of the CSSA and its members.

    Kure It would like to recognize those that stood up and pledged their support to make this new research grant possible.

    Platinum Sponsors, $25,000-$50,000

    Ken & Athelia Woolley, Extra Space

     

    Gold Sponsors, $10,000-$24,999:

    Brian and Denise Caster, Caster Properties

    Robert Chiti, OpenTech Alliance

    Steve Clark, Stephen Clark and Bob Baker, Clark Investment Group

    Pam Domingue, Storage Solution

    Joanne and Denny Geiler, So Cal Self Storage

    Bill Hobin, StoreQuest

    Drew Hoeven, Westport Properties

    Michael Schwatrz, SmartShop

    Nick Walker, CBRE

     

    Silver Sponsors, $5,000-9,999:

    Talonvest Capital

     

    Partner Sponsors, $1,000-$2,499:

    Karen Branson, Branson & Branson

    David Brett, David Brett Co

    Alex Meshechok, York RE Captial

    Chuck Mills, CEM Capital

    Kenneth Nitzberg, Devon Self Storage

    Marc and Laurie Smith, Personal Mini Storage

    Shannon Tarnutzer, Allspace Storage

    Peter Watson, Westport Properties


    Friend Sponsors, $100-999:

    Steve Cobbs, Invesco

    Anne Mari DeCoster, Storelocal Storage Co-op

    Ben Hall, Westport Properties

    Margaret Martin, Pegasis Group

    Natalie Ochi, SKS Management

    Karen Reggio, Storelocal Storage Co-op

    Tommy White, Westport Properties

    To learn more about Kure it please visit their website: www.kureit.org or contact Jackie Kurtz at jackie@kureit.org.


  • Thursday, June 16, 2022 11:41 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    STORAGEPRO MANAGEMENT EXPANDS TO OREGON WITH ITS FIRST MANAGEMENT PROPERTY IN THE STATE
     
    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (June 16, 2022) – StoragePRO Management, Inc, one of the nation's leading independent management companies specializing in self-storage, has officially expanded into Oregon. StoragePRO Management now manages Gecko RV & Boat Storage, a 120,276-square-foot storage facility conveniently located off State Highway 138 and east of I-5 at 350 NE Pomona Street in Roseburg, Ore. This new property partnership marks StoragePRO's 92nd facility under its management portfolio and eighth state to operate in, with others located in California, Colorado, Utah, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, and now Oregon.

    Centrally located in the heart of Roseburg, Gecko RV & Boat Storage offers a vast array of indoor storage units as well as a variety of outdoor parking options. Gecko RV & Boat Storage has 171 storage units with sizes ranging from 2x5 feet to 20x40 feet across three buildings, and 161 RV, boat, and vehicle storage spaces ranging from 12x22 feet to 12x40 feet at ground level with secure, drive-up access.

    Modern amenities and first-class services include a property-wide 24-hour surveillance video system, fenced and gated property perimeters, 24-hour access, free sanitary dump and wash stations, storage protection plans, a retail-like leasing office with complimentary dollies and flat-carts, and affordable moving supplies such as boxes, locks, bubble wrap, and packing tape, and more.

    As a property manager, StoragePRO Management provides self-storage owners and investors with performance-tested business tools, informative reporting, efficient cost control, customer analytics, an online presence, and more, giving them the opportunity to focus on other personal and professional matters while their property receives the utmost care.

  • Friday, May 13, 2022 9:39 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    The California Self Storage Association (CSSA) joins

    the sponsor/partner group in support of

    The Self Storage Hawai'i unConference,

    brought to you by The Inside Self Storage World Expo..

    It is a perfect partnership, as several owners and operators of Hawaiian self storage properties

    are also California operators and are members of the CSSA.

    And The California Self Storage Association knows all about great education and networking events.

    They host some of the best events in the industry.

    We are planning a special get-together at the Hawai'i unConference in October for owners and operators who are CSSA members.

    In the meantime, you should attend the great events that the CSSA hosts.

    See the California events with this link!

    Let's talk at the Napa Owners' Conference.


    Join us for another wonderful self storage gathering.

    Registration is open for the 2022 event.

    Register with this link!

    Our room block is open.

    Book your rooms asap before they sell out.

    Book rooms with this link!

    There is still time to sign up for a sponsorship, too!

    Email Tron Jordheim at tjordheim@storehere.com.

    See the video below for some great things to do on The Big Island....


    Meet wonderful people

    Some of the brightest and warmest people in the self-storage industry will be at the Hawai'i Unconference to share and learn and network.


    Explore the Big Island

    The island of Hawai'i is an amazing place with endless opportunities for exploring nature, eating great food, and having rich experiences.

    Thank you to:

    The Inside Self Storage World Expo.

    Mini Storage Messenger

    Janus International

    Storage Structures

    Cover Roofing Solutions

    The California Self Storage Association

    Call Potential

    Self Storage Auction dot com

    Skilcheck Services

    Conversion Sciences

    Kure it

    Science Camps of America

    Store Here Self Storage

    The Call Here Self-Storage Call Center

    Self Storage Strategies

    Jordheim Consulting

    See all of our sponsors and partners at this link.

    We support the following organizations with our unconference:

    Kureit Cancer Research.

    Science Camps of America.

    Akaka Foundation for Tropical Forests.

    Our unconference is so fantastic because we have lots of networking and open forum discussions around the most pressing topics of the day. We spend mornings in sessions doing round-tables, panels, open discussions, and presentations. Afternoons and evenings are set aside for networking and enjoying the amazing Big Island of Hawai'i. Join us for a self-storage conference like no other in a place like no other.


  • Monday, April 25, 2022 8:02 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    Media Contact:
    Claire Armstrong; 817-343-6633
    cba@pavlovagency.com


    STORAGEPRO MANAGEMENT APPOINTS PAUL EVANS AS NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (April 18, 2022) –
    StoragePRO Management, Inc, the operator of nearly 100 storage facilities throughout the western U.S., has named Paul Evans as its new Vice President of Finance & Accounting, effective immediately.

    In this new role, Evans is responsible for all long-range financial matters, establishing company-wide financial and administrative objectives, policies, programs, and practices, directing the company’s accounting practices, and maintaining relationships with lending institutions and the financial community.

     “Paul’s diverse professional background, drive, and passion, along with his consistent track record of growing businesses and increasing profitability, makes him a superb asset to our team,” said Steve Mirabito, founder & president of StoragePRO Management. “He will surely be a key factor in guiding our organization moving forward and ensuring long-term growth.”

    Evans brings nearly two decades of experience with a background in many facets of commercial real estate and accounting to StoragePRO. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona, where he received a B.S. in Accounting from the Eller College of Business and Public Administration. He began his career in public accounting where he focused on the construction and real estate industries. Most recently, Evans served as the Finance Manager at Terminal Plaza Associates, LP in San Francisco. Other notable positions in Evans’ career include his time at Shorenstein Realty Services LP, Rialto Capital Management, and Blake|Griggs Properties.

    About StoragePRO Management, Inc.
    Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, StoragePRO Management is the nation’s leading private management company specializing in self-storage. StoragePRO provides the digital marketing, technology, and operational systems that power today’s leading independent self-storage owners. For more information, visit: www.storagepromanagement.com.



  • Monday, April 04, 2022 2:08 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)


    Fox’s Charles Payne to Keynote CSSA Annual Summit

    CSSA Announces Charles Payne of Fox Business Network as the keynote speaker for the CSSA Annual Self Storage Annual Summit. “Making Money with Charles Payne” is a daily feature on Fox Business Network. He is a highly sought-after guest on many respected finance-oriented radio, web, and television programs. Charles is a guest-host on several Fox News shows including “Cavuto” and “Your World.”

    Charles Payne is the CEO and Principal Analyst of Wall Street Strategies, Inc. (WSSI), which he founded in 1991. With less than $10,000 in startup capital, Charles has built WSSI to over 120,000 subscribers in more than 60 countries. Author of two best-sellers, Unstoppable Prosperity and Act Fast, Be Smart, and Get Rich as well as hundreds of opinions and articles in prestigious news organizations such as Reuters, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times.  

    The CSSA Annual Summit will be held Thursday, July 14, 2022, at the Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach, CA. The CSSA Annual Summit enjoys the reputation as one of the best self storage programs each year. The program is packed with high-caliber presenters, focused on the financial-side of the self storage industry. With Charles as the keynote, this event is bound to sell-out this year. Registration is now open. For more information or registration on the CSSA Website at: https://californiaselfstorage.org/Annual-Self-Storage-Owners-Summit.  


  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022 12:38 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    THE SELF-STORAGE COMMUNITY REUNITES IN LAS VEGAS!

    Join us April 19-22 in Las Vegas for the Inside Self-Storage (ISS) World Expo, where the industry will connect for four days of education, exhibits and networking. The event will help you gain specialized training, understand industry trends, and learn the latest techniques to grow and streamline your business. Capitalize on opportunities in the ever-expanding self-storage market!

    Why Attend?

    If you’re looking for new ideas, inspiration and answers on how to start or expand your storage business, the ISS World Expo provides the knowledge, connections and tools you need.

    What You’ll Learn

    The education program includes eight in-depth workshops and 42 seminars in six tracks: building, innovation, investing, management, ownership, and protection.

    Who You’ll See

    Our speaker line-up includes speakers from all segments of the business who know firsthand about the challenges the industry faces and have found solutions to overcome them.

    What You’ll See

    Our exhibitors offer solutions to help transform and improve your business. This year’s hall includes suppliers from all segments of the industry. 

    What You’ll Do

    You can expect the return of favorites like the Table Talks, Self-Storage Q&A Sessions, Legal Q&A With Jeffrey Greenberger, Overtime with the Experts, Buyers & Sellers Meeting, vendor presentations, and more.

    Who You’ll Meet

    Network with a community of industry owners, managers, developers, investors and suppliers who are eager to get back to business, sharing their experiences, ideas and knowledge.

    How to Register

    Members of the California Self Storage Association will receive $30 off the Seminar Package or All-Access Package when registering through this email. View the benefits and pricing to select the option that best fits your needs.  

    Register today to secure early-bird rates >>

    Agenda | Seminars | Workshops | Exhibitor List | Speakers | Website

    2022 Inside Self-Storage World Expo
    Education: April 19-22 | Exhibits: April 20-21
    www.issworldexpo.com | info@issworldexpo.com


  • Monday, March 28, 2022 7:30 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    CSSA Executive Director Ross Hutchings will be the presenter on the Self Storage Clubhouse Group on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00am PDT. He will discuss the value state associations bring to their industry to help protect and educate businesses.

    The Self Storage Clubhouse Investors Group has grown to over 1.1k members in about a year's time. Started by James Reid of StorCo Storage, Luke Wong of 9 Mile Capital and Denee Burns of Tenant Inc, it's a weekly broadcast hosted on the Clubhouse Social Media app which focuses on bringing the industry together and educating. There is no fee to join.

    Clubhouse is a new social media app that is more like radio in that it is purely audio; however, audience members can interact with speakers and ask questions which makes it more interactive!

    Each week a different person from various segments of self-storage present to educate the self-storage community on how to grow their business.' Operators, Vendors, State Associations and other service sectors offer their knowledge and help to educate. It provides a connecting point for the industry each week as operators said they wanted a platform to connect and continue the education and dialogue after the conferences ended. The industry is so dynamic and changing so rapidly that a weekly connection helps to bridge the gap between conferences and apprise operators of updates and upcoming events.

    There is a also a Facebook group that provides further connection where operators can post questions and also offer up faciltiies for sale and vendors can post updates on their products and services and apprise of upcoming events and new developments.

    The Facebook group can be found at www.facebook.com/groups/clubhouseinvestors/


  • Friday, December 10, 2021 10:57 AM | Rochelle Morales (Administrator)

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. and ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (December 6, 2021) –RanchHarbor, Ramser Development Company and Saunders Property Company, three real estate investment firms based in Newport Beach, Calif. today announced their joint venture (JV) partnership in the acquisition of Adult Toy Storage, a 55-acre recreational vehicle (RV) and boat storage facility in Altamonte Springs, Fla. 41 acres of the property are currently improved and fully operational. 14 acres are in raw condition and will be improved by the JV to provide added storage capacity. The entire property is being re-branded as RV Storage Depot, Ramser Development’s nationwide RV and boat storage platform.

    The JV purchased the asset from its original owner. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. RanchHarbor sourced the acquisition debt for the property through its RH Advisors platform. 

    “In recent years, greater Orlando has been experiencing a boom in population and economic growth. This, coupled with a tremendous increase in orders for boats and RVs, especially in Florida, led to a great opportunity to invest in this unique property,” said Adam Deermount, managing principal at RanchHarbor. “In addition to strong fundamentals in the RV and boat storage segment, substantial new development in the area immediately surrounding Adult Toy Storage indicates future demand and increasing land values. RanchHarbor is pleased to partner with Ramser Development Company and Saunders Property Company, two best-in-class owners and operators of RV and boat storage facilities, to manage the property and grow its operations.”

    Adult Toy Storage is the largest RV and boat storage facility in the U.S. with 1,800 rentable units, consisting of a mix of indoor parking spaces, outdoor parking spaces and self-storage units. The development of the unimproved 14 acres will result in approximately 500 additional outdoor spaces.

    The previous owner of Adult Toy Storage had continuously operated the facility since the 1980s after converting the property from its previous use as a commercial nursery. The JV’s business plan is to install BRRVS, an affiliate of Ramser Development, as the property manager and commence development of the 14-acre parcel.

    Adult Toy Storage is located at 601 Hillview Drive in Altamonte Springs, a rapidly growing northern suburb of Orlando. The property is proximate to the I4 Maitland Interchange, the Florida Turnpike, Highway 434 and Highway 436, providing convenient access to Orlando, other major Florida cities and countless RV parks, campsites, lakes and other outdoor activities.

    “The purchase of Adult Toy Storage represents the first step in a national rollout of Ramser Development’s RV and boat storage portfolio,” said Ally Ramser Young, chief operating officer of Ramser Development Company. “Adult Toy Storage is the premier RV and boat storage facility in Florida, and we look forward to continuing the operation and expansion of the property for years to come. Along with Saunders Property Company, Ramser Development is grateful for its long-term relationship with RanchHarbor, which has been instrumental in the continued growth of our platform.”

    Neal Gussis of CCM Commercial Mortgage and Josh Koerner and Frost Weaver of Weaver Realty Group, LLC represented the buyer and seller in this transaction. The JV is actively seeking additional RV and boat storage investment opportunities in growing markets throughout the U.S.

    Deermount added, “RanchHarbor established a solid footing in 2021, acquiring five investment properties that are either multifamily or industrial assets. This investment in Adult Toy Storage bolsters and diversifies our portfolio and allows RanchHarbor to execute another value-add business plan in a high-growth sector that will provide strong cash yield and potential appreciation to our investors.”

    RanchHarbor continues to pursue value-add general partner (GP) and limited partner (LP) real estate investment opportunities in select U.S. markets with targeted equity commitments between $2 million and $15 million. The investment firm recently announced the closing of Glenbrook Apartments, a 112-unit multifamily garden-style apartment complex in Boise, Idaho.

    ABOUT RANCHHARBOR

    RanchHarbor is an integrated real estate investment firm based in Newport Beach, Calif., focused on investing in sub-institutional value-add opportunities. RanchHarbor offers joint venture equity and general partner co-invest equity, targeting commercial and multifamily real estate investments between $2 million and $15 million in select U.S. markets. The firm also provides sophisticated asset management, capital advisory and receivership services to institutional and private investors, asset owners and operators. Since its founding in 2020, RanchHarbor has closed on nine investments exceeding $100 million in total AUM across five states.  For more information, visit ranchharbor.com. Follow the company on LinkedIn.

    ABOUT RAMSER DEVELOPMENT COMPANY

    Based in Newport Beach, Calif., Ramser Development Company is a multigenerational commercial real estate firm focused on self-storage, RV and boat storage and select single-tenant net-leased and limited partnership investments. Since 2000, the firm has developed over 1 million square feet of RV and boat and self-storage properties, and operates facilities in California’s Orange, Los Angeles, Alameda, Yolo and Sacramento counties, as well as Seminole County, Florida. Expanding its reach beyond California, Ramser Development Company is currently seeking new investment opportunities in key markets across the U.S. Visit ramserdevco.com for more information. Follow the company on LinkedIn.

    ABOUT SAUNDERS PROPERTY COMPANY

    Over the past seventeen years, John Saunders has become one of the largest and most successful commercial real estate owners in Orange County, Calif. through the application of proactive management. He is currently the owner of over 4 million square feet of commercial real estate. Saunders’ real estate success is based on his experiences building one of the country’s largest coin dealing firms, London Coin Galleries.

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