Sovran Self Storage REIT is acquiring privately owned LifeStorage, which operates 92 facilities, for about $1.3 billion. Sovran, whose brand is called Uncle Bob’s Self Storage, is paying cash for the acquisition.
China, Russia and Brazil sold off U.S. Treasury bonds as they tried to soften the blow of the global economic slowdown. They each sold off at least $1 billion in U.S. Treasury bonds in March.
Higher prices on apartment properties have squeezed the yields for investors. Value-add investments offer an opportunity to push those yields higher.