Storelocal adds Lindsey Self Storage Group as a founding member of self storage industry cooperative

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Storelocal, the self storage industry’s cooperative, announced today the addition of Lindsey Self Storage Group of Durham as a founding member.

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“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."

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.”

Still in their early and mid 20’s respectively, the Lindsey brothers are a unique duo in the self storage industry and believe that the co-op will help them achieve success far into the future.

“I plan on being in the business for the rest of my life,” John said. “Hopefully that’s 60, 70 years, but I see this as a really, really good jumping point. This is a group that is going to continue to grow and blossom throughout the years and even if we take on different platforms or shift directions a little bit, we’ve got the right people on the bus and that can combat any change we see come our way.”

Every prospective Founder is subject to a rigorous approval process by the Storelocal Board of Directors. Storelocal’s bylaws limit Founder membership to 30 companies. Lindsey Self Storage Group marks the 19th company to receive this honor, with more companies under active consideration.

About Storelocal: Storelocal is a cooperative of self storage owners and operators working together to solve industry challenges. Co-op members leverage existing and new resources to provide solutions for customer acquisition, operational services and technology products, thereby bridging the efficiency gap between the top national operators and online reservation systems. To learn more about the Storelocal co-op, visit the Storelocal website, http://www.storelocal.com or call Natalie Bragg, Director of Public Relations, at 949-629-4142.

About Lindsey Self Storage: Co-Founded by Alan and John Lindsey in 2012, Lindsey Self Storage Group’s only focus is self-storage. LSSG is backed by over 50 years of combined experience in every aspect of the self-storage industry, including, but not limited to: brokerage, development, and management. Additionally, Lindsey Self Storage Group’s portfolio of facilities spans the likes of both North and South Carolina.

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