Published: 03 Oct 2018
Last reviewed: 21 Oct 2020

In this issue: 

  • President’s report
  • Business networking for self storage
    • Networking is a skill that can be learned no matter your level of gregariousness.If you remain ill-at-ease in environments where you have to mix and mingle, or meet new people one-on-one, you can take steps to interact with people in other ways to help break the ice.
  • FEDESSA finalist in two Association Excellence Award
    • Best Association Magazine and Best Association Team 
  • German Awards Winners
    • Store of the Year Dein Lagerplatz
    • Manager of the Year Andreas Bienussa - ZeitLager
    • Extraordinary Achievement Construction of Lagerbox Dresden
    • Special Commendation MyPlace
  • French industry meeting in Toulouse
  • Focus on Shurgard
    • Shurgard considers initial public offering
      • A statement issued by Public Storage in the USA, who have a significant holding in Shurgard Europe, declared that Shurgard Self Storage Europe SARL, is considering an initial public offering.
    • Shurgard Acquires 5 new sites in Sweden
      • In June Shurgard acquired 5 self storage facilities in Sweden from Pelican Self Storage.
  • EasyBox, Italy becomes sale no.4 for habitual self storage entrepreneur, Paul Fahey
    • In June 2018, funds managed by Angelo, Gordon & Co., in joint venture with BCN Capital Partners, acquired EasyBox Self Storage S.r.l. in Italy from the Fahey family, the previous majority shareholders, and Caledonia Investments PLC.