Glendale, CA-based Public Storage recently took over four modern storage locations in the Miami area and in a single day, the company increased its footprint in the “Magic City” by 4%.
Public Storage bought the four locations—three in Miami and one in the neighboring town of Hialeah—as part of its larger commitment to South Florida and the entire Sunshine State. In addition to these latest grand openings, the company has been expanding aggressively and even experienced a 2% growth in the number of properties it owns statewide over the last year.
Public Storage opened its first location in the Miami area 40 years ago and has been a part of the community ever since. “We feel like this is a great acquisition. It upgrades our portfolio,” said Erik Svensson a vice president with the company’s real estate group. “Our Public Storage properties perform well here.”
Each of the newly purchased locations, built just two years ago, offers all climate controlled storage units in a range of sizes, from small lockers for a few items to 10×30 feet, and everything in between. They are in neighborhoods with a large number of small apartments and homes, where residents need help fitting it all in.
And with more businesses and residents moving in, including an 18% population increase over the last two decades, according to the U.S. Census, Public Storage is eager to make a difference. The area draws a lot of millennials despite an expensive real estate market.
“They want to spend less on real estate and cost per foot,” said Joe Zubi, senior vice president of communications for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. “They don’t want to throw stuff out or pay for an extra bedroom.”
No matter the age of the beholder, the facilities are built to be noticed, in keeping with the flair and the rich heritage of their neighborhoods. In bold, modern geometric shapes, they welcome customers with a variety of storage options, from nearly 600 units to a total of over 900 units at the largest location on 8th Street in Miami.
“The properties (listed below) are all well located in mature, infill markets and have high visibility,” Svensson said.
Public Storage 91 Southwest 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33130 is located in Downtown Miami, near the Miami River, high-rises, museums and high-end hotels.
Public Storage 2190 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33135 is located in Little Havana.
Public Storage 5609 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137 is in Little Haiti.
Public Storage 180 West 6th Street, Hialeah, FL 33010 is near Miami International Airport.