NorthPoint Development Targets Michigan, Pennsylvania for Beyond Self Storage Development

Update 8/29/19 – Beyond Self Storage recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new location in Sterling Heights, Mich. The property at 6263 18 1/2 Mile Road comprises 740 units and 12 parking spaces. It features a drive-through loading/unloading area, access control, video cameras and motion lights. Tenants have complimentary use of carts and dollies, a conference room, and WiFi. The facility also sells moving and packing supplies, according to a press release.

Northpoint began construction on the facility in December 2017. Though the location opened in March, its grand-opening event was attended by state senator Michael MacDonald, city councilmember Mike Radtka, members of the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and facility customers, the release stated.

The Sterling Heights location is the company’s fourth in the Detroit metropolitan area. “We anticipate a large push of business this fall as our customers look towards the winter season,” said Lara Anderson, director of marketing. “Providing the community a clean and comfortable environment in which to store their belongings is an exciting opportunity.”

5/8/18 – NorthPoint Development recently opened three new Beyond Self Storage facilities, two in Pittsburgh and one in Rochester Hills, Mich. The projects are the first of several the company has underway in these states, according to a press release.

All three properties include a business/conference center that includes workstations, a printer, a copier and free Wi-Fi. They also offer access-controlled entry, climate control, a self-serve kiosk, motion-detection lighting, video cameras, and a retail store that sells moving and packing supplies. Customers can make online reservations.

The Pittsburgh location at 100 Cedar Ridge Drive is near Interstate 70 at Pennsylvania Route 60, just west of Settlers Ridge shopping center. The second site, at 7204 Old McKnight Road, is off U.S. Route 19, just south of Ross Park Mall. Both feature drive-through loading and are two of the largest self-storage facilities in the area, with more than 100,000 square feet of storage space, the release stated.

“Opening, not one, but two facilities in the Pittsburgh area, with a third opening later this year, is something we are extremely proud of,” said Ben Hagedor, director of operations. “There hasn’t been a lot of state-of-the-art self-storage development in the Pittsburgh area, so we’re pleased to offer a modern solution to area residents and businesses and we’re confident our storage facilities will be well-received.”

The Pittsburgh site under development is at 512 Castle Shannon Blvd., in the Mt. Lebanon community. It’s north of Mt. Lebanon Boulevard, near the Port Authority Castle Shannon Park and Ride Lot.

The Rochester property at 2105 Avon Industrial Drive is just off Crooks Road and Michigan Highway 59. It’s one of the largest in the Detroit area, and features a drive-through loading area, the release stated.

“Detroit was one of the very first markets that we looked at when we started focusing on self-storage over two years ago, so our team was very excited to finally open the first facility,” Hagedorn said. “We’ve been fascinated by the growth and development in suburban Detroit over recent years, and we’re very confident there’s strong demand for self-storage in the Rochester Hills area, especially the state-of-the-art facilities we’re building, which offer residents and businesses a modern storage solution.”

“We’re off to a great start so far in Rochester Hills, and customers have been very happy with all the amenities we offer,” said Stevey Heinrich, operations manager. “Now that we’ve opened a number of facilities across a few different metro markets, it’s very interesting to see how much demand there is for new, modern storage space, and we’re happy to provide a solution that meets the needs of the community.”

NorthPoint plans to open other Michigan locations this year, in Charter Township of Commerce, Macomb Township and Sterling Heights.

Based in Riverside, Mo., and founded in 2012, NorthPoint is a development, management and leasing firm that’s principally focused on the industrial, multi-family, senior living and self-storage markets in the Central United States. The company has $2.1 billion in raised capital and operates 28 million square feet of industrial properties, thousands of multi-family apartment units, and numerous developed or managed senior-living communities. The company launched its self-storage division in 2016, and now operates six facilities. It also operates Joco Self Storage in Overland Park, Kan., and has a project under development in Eagan, Minn.

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