Named Storage Business Owners Alliance (SBOA) Preferred Partner for Storage Auctions

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The partnership will allow member facilities to post online auctions on

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We are excited about our new partnership with the SBOA, the leading national alliance of self storage owners and operators.

The Storage Business Owners Alliance LLC (SBOA), an organization that enables small to medium-sized self storage owners and operators to increase profitability through enhanced buying power, has announced the addition of to its Preferred Partner program as the preferred online auction company for SBOA member facility lien sale auctions. The partnership will allow members to post online auctions on that will be viewed by hundreds of thousands of potential bidders who will have the opportunity to bid on these units and in turn improve the facility’s loss recovery.

A recent poll by the Self Storage Association indicates that the national average of loss recovery for storage facilities is only 50 percent. Utilizing the latest available technology, recovers an average of 117 percent, while virtually eliminating the facility cost of holding an auction.

“Today the online auction process outweighs the benefits of traditional on-site auctions not only in terms of additional loss recovery but also as a means of reducing operational expenses,” says Jim Grant, CEO of “We are excited about our new partnership with the SBOA, the leading national alliance of self storage owners and operators. The SBOA is dedicated to delivering increased profitability to its buying group, and they have realized that can help achieve this goal in the lien sale process. The support and acceptance from such a prestigious organization made up of our industry peers continues to add validity to online auctions and our overall acceptance in this industry. This represents an opportunity to introduce storage facility owners and operators to the emerging channel of Internet storage auctions and eliminate the antiquated method of on-site auctions.”

“Our goal is to help our members improve profitability by increasing revenue or decreasing expenses,” says Ian Burnstein, President of the SBOA. “ provides access to more bidders and hence more recouped monies from delinquent rent. This partnership can add great value to our members.”

Grant also notes, “No one in our industry wants to auction off a tenant’s property, but when that time does come, it’s great to know that there are systems and resources in place to maximize the return and reduce potential losses, through our website and social media marketing, more than any other storage auction website in the industry.” is the largest and fastest-growing online storage auction company, serving thousands of storage facilities and buyers registered with its website across the U.S and Canada. “Our auction solution provides a consistent and reliable process in an expedited manner that maximizes earnings and reduces operating expenses for self storage facilities, and allows facilities to rent units quicker,” says Grant. “With many years of operating experience in this diverse storage industry, can better understand our customers’ needs and the unique auctioning process.”

About is a web portal that allows storage facilities to post their auctions online, thereby eliminating live auctions entirely. Created by Self Storage Association members who have been in the storage business for more than 30 years, the company was established to create a more efficient way of holding lien sales and to alleviate the frustration that came from holding live auctions on site at self storage facilities. now attracts buyers online while maintaining seller confidence and ease of use. For information regarding the online auction process, please visit

About SBOA

The SBOA was founded by Ian Burnstein and David M. Levenfeld, owners and operators of multiple self storage facilities, who realized an industry-wide need for small to medium-sized owners to band together to better compete with the larger storage companies. The SBOA has grown to more than 2,000 member-facilities since its launch in February 2010. Membership opens the door to vendor deals that can lead to savings of thousands of dollars per facility per year. SBOA membership is open to any self storage facility owner or operator. For more information regarding the SBOA, please visit

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