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Date: December 13, 2012



MiniCo's Mini-Storage Messenger Partners with HFF to Launch
Capital Markets & Transactions Blog for the Self-Storage Industry

PHOENIX, ARIZ. – Mini-Storage Messenger, the flagship self-storage industry magazine published by MiniCo, has partnered with HFF, L.P., to launch a new blog devoted to self-storage transactions and capital markets. The Mini-Storage Messenger Capital Markets & Transactions Blog will be hosted at and moderated by HFF’s Aaron A. Swerdlin.

To mark the official launch, MiniCo and HFF are conducting an industry-wide survey focused on the broad-market topics important to owners and operators. The survey will remain open for several weeks, and summary results will be posted to the blog and sent directly to survey respondents. Self-storage industry professionals may access the survey at

MiniCo Publisher Poppy Behrens commented, “The new Capital Markets & Transactions Blog will be a forum for discussion, sharing information, and communicating market events pertaining to acquisitions, dispositions and capital flows within the self-storage marketplace. It’s a valuable enhancement for the newly redesigned Mini-Storage Messenger website and furthers its mission as the education destination for self-storage.”

“The self-storage market has been incredibly resilient and very active on a relative basis. Participating in this forum is exciting, and I look forward to assisting in the facilitation of a meaningful, ongoing discussion on topics such as pricing, cap rate trends, debt market activities and more,” commented Mr. Swerdlin.

About Mini-Storage Messenger and HFF, Inc.
Mini-Storage Messenger is the leading monthly trade magazine covering the global self-storage industry. MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, publishes Mini-Storage Messenger in both print and digital formats. Other publications include the Self-Storage AlmanacSelf-Storage CanadaSelf-Storage Now!Mobile Self-Storage Magazine, and the Self-Storage Buyer’s Guide.

HFF (Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.) and HFFS (HFF Securities, L.P.) are owned by HFF, Inc. HFF operates out of 21 offices nationwide and is a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to the U.S. commercial real estate industry. HFF together with its affiliate HFFS offers clients a fully integrated national capital markets platform including debt placement, investment sales, advisory services, equity placement, loan sales, and commercial loan servicing ( Mr. Swerdlin is a senior managing director in the Houston office of HFF with over 19 years of self-storage property and capital markets experience and more than 22 years of commercial real estate transaction experience.

About MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC
MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, was founded in 1974 as a provider of specialty insurance products and publications for the self-storage industry. Today the company is a full-service managing general agency offering multiple specialty property and casualty insurance products for a variety of unique industries and exposures. MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, the parent company of MiniCo Insurance Agency of Canada, Incorporated, is a member of the Aran Insurance Services Group.

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Poppy Behrens