STORAGECafé Newsroom

About us

STORAGECafé is an online service that lets you search for storage space across the U.S. The STORAGECafé blog is your trusted source of information on the self storage industry, whether you’re a customer, a professional or a journalist.

In an effort to explain the specifics of the industry and allow customers to make informed decisions as to their extra space choices, we craft articles about self storage and related topics such as housing, moving, home improvement and economics.

Our reports are based on research covering the latest trends that are relevant to your day-to-day life, while the lifestyle articles offer various tips on subjects such as interior design, hobbies and vacationing.

Whether they are research studies or blog posts, our articles will provide you with key information that can support your next self storage decision.

Our data and methodology

The articles published on the STORAGECafé blog are created by experienced real estate editors and analysts with strong backgrounds in providing content for both businesspeople and other readers.

The self storage and real estate data comes from our sister company, Yardi Matrix. Yardi Matrix offers the industry’s most comprehensive market intelligence tool for investment professionals, equity investors, lenders and property managers who underwrite and manage investments in commercial real estate. Yardi Matrix covers multifamily, student housing, industrial, office and self storage property types.

Additionally, we use information from sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and other government-affiliated and third-party databases. Efforts have been made to ensure that all data is true and correct to the best of our knowledge. All data and opinions provided by STORAGECafé are for information purposes only.

Contact us for any press, media and content-related inquiries:

PR and Communications

Anca Pavel
PR and Communications Strategist
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Anca Pavel is a PR and Communications Strategist for STORAGECafé. She has a background in translation and communications which helps her to establish a trust-based connection between journalists and the self storage industry. When she’s not working, she likes to spend her time cuddled up with a good book and snuggling with her fluffy tomcat.

Aura Michelle
PR and Communications Strategist
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Aura Michelle is a PR and Communications Strategist, a storyteller at heart with a passion for community building in the storage world. Her decade long experience in both teaching and marketing provided her with a savvy set of valuable skills. She is happily married with two kids and feels it is important to have a healthy balance of work and family.

Editorial team

Maria Gatea
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Maria Gatea is a creative writer for STORAGECafé with a background in journalism and communication. After covering business and finance-related topics for 15 years, she is now focusing on researching and writing about the self storage industry.

Francis Chantree
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Francis Chantree is a senior editor and writer for US-based self storage search portal STORAGECafé. He has extensive experience writing for a variety of publications about issues related to economics, lifestyle, and the real estate industry.

Mirela Mohan
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Mirela Mohan is a creative writer for STORAGECafé. With an academic background in English and translation, Mirela now covers a range of topics including real estate trends, lifestyle and economy. Her previous experience in proofreading academic articles has inspired Mirela to choose a writing career path.

Matei Idu
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Matei is a creative writer for STORAGECafé and has an academic background in urban development, governance and linguistics. Making use of these disparate sources of expertise, Matei has now turned towards the real estate industry, after covering the latest trends and projects in urban planning, regeneration and green city initiatives all over Europe.

STORAGECafé in the News

STORAGECafé’s research has been featured in many notable publications with both local and national readerships.
Here are some of our most recent media mentions:

Trending stories

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In 2021, Millennials most appreciate “experiences” as a gift. Overall, tech trumps all other gift preferences. Approx. 72% of survey respondents say that their favorite gift was a total surprise. Clothing and plants spark the least appreciation, with candy and cosmetics also among the biggest gift flops. The holiday season is the most intense gift-giving

The Least Stressful Big Cities In The US: Phoenix, Houston Top List Of Places With Fewest 311 Complaints

  Phoenix and Houston are the most laid-back cities among the country’s 10 biggest urban hubs, with only a small fraction of their populations calling 311 to report an issue. Traffic-related issues are the no. 1 complaint among big city residents, with New York City home to the most traffic problems and Los Angeles seeing