“Storelocal, the self storage industry’s cooperative, announced today the addition of Lindsey Self Storage Group as a founding member. Lindsey Self Storage Group, co-founded by brothers John and Alan Lindsey is based in Durham, NC and is an owner and operator of self storage facilities in North and South Carolina. The addition of Lindsey Self Storage Group’s eight facilities will bring Storelocal’s total membership to more than 700 facilities.
“The Lindseys were a great find, because they’re the voice of the future of self storage,” Lance Watkins, Storelocal CEO, said. “They’re young, energetic, entrepreneurial and on the east coast, so we’re really excited to have them join our group, as well as StorageFront. Their involvement in the Young Leaders’ Group, which we see as the future of the political arena of the SSA, was also an important factor in our decision to bring them on.”
John Lindsey, President of Lindsey Self Storage Group, cited the high number of quality operators that make up Storelocal’s membership as a motivating factor for joining the co-op.
“The group of leaders that are associated with Storelocal, you look at them and they’re some really big names in the industry, people who have really made a difference not only at the national association level, but as far as introducing new practices and standards to the industry at large. And when you get a group of powerful people like that together they’re only bound to do good things,” John said. “I also recognize as a small operator the issues we’re facing as these 800 lb. gorilla REITS get bigger and badder. It’s tough for us to combat them as far as prices and cost of marketing and advertising is concerned. The co-op provides an outlet for small to medium size operators like myself to step into the same arena and really continue to hold our own as we grow throughout the years.”
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