StorageCafe Newsroom

About us

StorageCafe is an online service that lets you search for storage space across the U.S. The StorageCafe 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 StorageCafe 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 StorageCafe 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 StorageCafe. 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 StorageCafe 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 StorageCafe. 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 StorageCafe. 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 StorageCafe 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.

StorageCafe in the News

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

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