Working with professionals that understand and are involved in self storage on a day to day basis provides you the greatest advantage for success. One of the greatest problems we have seen recently in our industry is inexperience and apathy. Inexperience has lead to poor site selection, unit mix, building design and management style. Any one of these can cause a property to struggle and in some cases fail. Many current owners have properties that are doing fine so they figure if it is not broke don't fix it. In our changing environment change is needed to keep pace and yield the best returns. We have the experience to avoid certain failure and the tools, energy and desire to generate the highest returns in the long run. We can make your self storage business more successful and remove your doubts and concerns!
Recently, we completed a renovation project in the heart of Salt Lake City. This was a very unique experience and opportunity. We started with a building 40,000 square feet in size, four stories tall and built in the early 1900's. Then we added an additional four stories to the side of the building, nearly doubling the overall size. The building was old, rundown, and had many other issues. We were able to turn it into a self-storage gem and improve the area. We are excited about this facility and the change it has made to the surrounding area.
Towne Storage was the first company in Utah to build a self-storage facility with 100% climate controlled units in a multi-story building. This is a concept that has been used effectively in other parts of the country, but not in Utah until we did it. To be successful, this type of building requires the right demographics, location, and design.
Most people are familiar with traditional drive-up storage. This is still a very viable design option that we still use. However, though this type of storage has been around since the beginning, it is still important to design and manage it correctly. Our experience and knowledge gives us an edge on balancing traditional with modern designs.
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1100 East 6600 South, Suite #201 Salt Lake City, UT 84121
As an expert in the industry, Mr. Bradshaw has provided direction and opinion on legislative issues and has served as an expert witness in legal cases. In 2013 he was instrumental in updating the self-storage lien law, and helping to pass legislation to improve how customer insurance is sold to storage customers.
Salt Lake City, UT 84121 | 385-308-2011
Mr. Free has been an active leader in the real estate and self-storage industries. He has served as president of the Utah Chapter of the Self- Storage Association, as vice-president and director of the Salt Lake Chapter of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers, and as president of the Utah Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.