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Date: August 31, 2017

MiniCo Publishing Partners with Union Realtime for the 2018 Self-Storage Almanac

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MiniCo Publishing has selected Union Realtime as the exclusive data provider for the upcoming edition of the Self-Storage Almanac, the highly respected resource for the self-storage industry in the United States.

MiniCo Publishing has announced that Union Realtime will be the exclusive data provider for the 2018 Self-Storage Almanac. Published annually each December in print and digital editions, this will be the 26th edition of the company's highly respected statistical and data resource for the self-storage industry in the United States. Self-Storage Almanac features data including an industry profile, economics and demographics, technology, finance, occupancy, rental rates, and other benchmarking statistics and data.

Additional collaborations between MiniCo Publishing and Union Realtime will include a Canadian version of the Self‑Storage Almanac as well as a monthly column in MiniCo's flagship publication, Mini-Storage Messenger, entitled "Data Intelligence" that will provide a market-specific, high-level look at a market's overall health.

MiniCo Publishing will also continue to work with Aaron Swerdlin and his team at Houston-based NKF Capital Markets in a strategic partnership that has increased the depth of information provided in the Almanac along with data analysis for the past four years. 

MiniCo Publisher Poppy Behrens commented, “Our goal at MiniCo Publishing is to disseminate the best data available to the self-storage industry. Partnering with Union Realtime will allow us to provide the industry with the most comprehensive and up-to-date information out there."

Cory Sylvester, Principal at Union Realtime, said, "Our ground-breaking platform has elevated the standard for data and analysis in the self-storage industry. The partnership with MiniCo Publishing will enable us to provide our mutual clients with unrivaled market intelligence, allowing them to make more informed and timely decisions, which ultimately will lead to a healthier industry."

MiniCo Publishing and Union Realtime will be exhibitors at the Self Storage Association Fall Conference and Trade Show in Las Vegas on September 6-7, 2017, in booths 618 and 734, respectively.

About MiniCo Publishing

MiniCo Publishing is a leading publisher of trade periodicals and information resources for the self-storage industry. The company's flagship publication is  Mini-Storage Messenger, the leading monthly trade magazine covering the global self-storage industry. Other publications include the  Self-Storage AlmanacSelf-Storage CanadaSelf-Storage Now!, and the Self-Storage Buyer's Guide. MiniCo Publishing is a division of MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, a member of the Aran Insurance Services Group. For more information, visit

About Union Realtime LLC

Union Realtime LLC is a New York-based technology firm specializing in data, consulting, and analytic software for the self-storage sector. Combining research and technology with industry partnerships, Union Realtime delivers actionable insights for its partners through its Advocate and Radius platforms. For more information, visit

Poppy Behrens

Cory Sylvester
Union Realtime LLC