The Falmouth facility, formerly operated under the Uncle Bob’s brand, is located between East Falmouth Highway and Village Common Drive. The property has 79,495 rentable square feet in five two-story buildings. Among the 749 individual storage units, 30,000 square feet comprises climate-controlled space. The facility was originally built as Burlington Self-Storage in 1997 and expanded in 2001.
According to filings at the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds, the property was acquired from Sovran Acquisition LP for $4.6 million. Sovran, a REIT which owns and/or operates over 350 self storage facilities in 24 US States under the trade name Uncle Bob’s Self Storage®, previously acquired the property in 2005 for an indicated purchase price of $7.2 million.
According to David Levenfeld, co-founder and CEO of StorageOp, there were some mitigating circumstances which accounted for the price difference. “The Falmouth facility is a relatively large one and perhaps the occupancy projections adopted in 2005 were aggressive. And like all commercial property sectors, the self-storage sector has taken its share of nicks,” he said.
In addition to rebranding the property to Storage Pros Self Storage, future plans for the Class A Falmouth facility include offering larger spaces of up to 1,000 square feet for local businesses and becoming more involved with the local business community.
The Fairhaven facility contains 41,500 square feet of rentable area in six single-story buildings containing 337 storage units and 24 outdoor parking spaces for rent. The property was also formerly part of the Sovran portfolio and has been rebranded to Storage Pros Self Storage. The new ownership will update the Fairhaven property and convert 6,100 rentable square feet of existing space into climate-controlled space. Budget Truck Rental will also be added.
The recent acquisitions brings StorageOp’s holdings to 13 properties collectively offering 780,000 rentable square feet, 6,800 units and more than 950 outdoor parking spaces for rent in its initial target markets of New England and southeastern Michigan. All 13 properties were acquired within the last 28 months.
The properties will be operated by Storage Pros Management LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of StorageOp, which also offers third-party self storage property management services.
David Levenfeld, co-founder and CEO of StorageOp, commented, “Once again, our strong investor base and solid financing relationships have allowed us to further implement our acquisitions strategy in New England at a time when the capital markets continue to pose enormous challenges. We intend to continue our disciplined growth strategy within our core markets.”