ife Storage, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires and manages self-storage properties throughout the United States. Headquartered in Buffalo, New York, the company employs over 1,600 people and operates approximately 700 self-storage facilities encompassing over 45 million square feet in 29 states.
Life Storage, Inc. currently operates under the brand name Life Storage®, and is one of the largest self-storage companies in the world. Prior to 2017, the company operated under the brand Uncle Bob’s Self Storage®.
Founded in 1982, the company was originally a financial planning firm but opened its first self-storage facility in Florida in 1985. Within three years, it owned approximately 30 facilities along the East Coast and accumulated 62 facilities over the next decade. Life Storage was originally known as Sovran Self Storage, Inc., operating under the brand name Uncle Bob’s Self Storage beginning in the late 1980s.