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Move It Storage Expands Presence in Florida Panhandle with Navarre Facility

Dallas-Based Company Opens New Multistory Climate-Controlled Facility

DALLAS, May 7, 2020 – Move It Storage a leading company in the self-storage industry, today released details on a recent acquisition of the management and operation of a new facility in Navarre, Florida. The acquisition, which will operate as “Move It Storage-Navarre West,” expands Move It footprint in the Northwest Florida Panhandle to 8 properties.

“We are excited to open the new Navarre West location under the Move It brand,” said Tim Springer, president of Move It Storage. “Move It has operated next door with its original Navarre location since 2017 and appreciates the ongoing community support. Our customers have been asking for premium, covered boat and RV parking with electricity, and we’re excited to meet that need.”

Move It Storage - Navarre West features a three-story building with approximately 79,000 net rentable square feet and 641 climate-controlled units. The property also offers 102 premium, covered boat and RV parking spaces with electrical hook-ups, as well as two access security gates. The covered spaces include extra-wide driveways for maneuvering boats, trailers, and RVs.

Navarre-based J2 Development LLC developed the project, while Oden Hardy Construction acted as the general contractor. First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) , Fort Walton, provided the construction and permanent financing. The property will operate six days a week to serve customers, with an onsite manager during office hours.

“We appreciate Move It’s experience and presence in the market, as well as its hands-on process in managing its facilities,” said Jayme Nabors, manager of J2 Development, LLC. “Navarre West will be in good hands under Move It’s management, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Move It.”

Move It Storage - Navarre West is also participating in the Self Storage Association’s “SSA CARES” program, which provides storage aid for communities. To support first responders, health care groups, and volunteer organizations involved in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Move It will be donating 100 high-quality, climate-controlled units rent-free for up to 90 days. Eligible groups should contact Move It Storage – Navarre West directly to coordinate.

“We are proud to support our local communities during this time of global uncertainty,” said Katie Cowen, regional director for Move It’s Florida locations. “A lot of health care facilities need a safe, secure, and climate-controlled space to store non-emergency items right now. We want to help support them by providing that space right now rent-free.”

Move It Storage is an independent self-storage operator with a Participating Regional Operator (PRO) with National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE: NSA) and now operates 86 properties across six states. Move It Storage is also committed to the growth of its third-party management services. As a third-party manager, Move It Storage performs its duties in a careful, diligent, and professional manner to maximize revenue efficiency while minimizing expenses for the property owner. Third-party owners can benefit from Move It Storage’s REIT-level management platform while still leveraging the experience, judgment, and personal touch of Move It Storage’s management team.

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About Move It Storage

The Move It Storage companies are privately-owned companies chartered to acquire and manage self-storage facilities. A. Starke “Tracy” Taylor, III, founded Move It Storage in 2013 as a new venture after a four-decade partnership in the storage industry operating under the tradename Watson & Taylor Self Storage. Over forty years, Watson & Taylor acquired, developed, and managed multiple asset classes of real estate, including developing, acquiring, operating, and selling more than 100 self-storage properties. Move It’s senior management team are all Watson & Taylor alumni.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Move It Storage companies employ over 160 dedicated people, managing over 6.4 million net rentable square feet of storage and 34,000 customers across six states. Move It is an independent self-storage operator and a Participating Regional Operator (PRO) with National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE: NSA), a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT).

Move It is a family business that operates on Christian values. The purpose of Move It is to honor its employees, customers, investors, and vendors with honesty, diligence, and excellence. Inside Self Storage and MINICO have consistently recognized Move It Storage as one of the Top 25 self-storage operators in the country.

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Move It Self Storage, LP

(844) 389-3800

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