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Metro Self Storage in South Brunswick 2020 Facility of the Year

February 28, 2021 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lake Forest, IL—Febrary 22, 2021—Mini-Storage Messenger (MSM), a leading provider of educational information and analytic tools for the self-storage industry, named the Metro Self Storage™ facility in South Brunswick, NJ the 2020 Facility of the Year Construction Winner in their annual competition to recognize the top self-storage facilities in the industry.

Metro Self Storage’s South Brunswick facility received the renowned award for the exceptional design of the facility and its ability to overcome a series of challenges developing the project.

The 21-acre parcel consisted of a ravine that bisected the property and protected wetlands mandating a natural barrier from the development site. The project also required a zoning variance and designing a stormwater runoff basin before construction of the new storage facility could begin.

“We decided early on that this was the right location to design and build our 7th New Jersey storage facility,” says Bob Heilman, vice president of development for Metro Storage LLC. “The site brought some unique challenges, but we knew our experienced teams would be able to work successfully with all of the stakeholders through each phase of development.”

A large cache of concrete Jersey traffic barriers from the 1950s buried on the site was crushed and ground for use as structural fill. Effective coordination between Metro’s construction superintendent and subcontractors mitigated delays and kept the project on schedule.

“We are very pleased to be recognized as the Facility of the Year Construction Winner,” says Blair Nagel, CEO of Metro Self Storage LLC. “Our in-house teams bring many years of experience to developing and operating state-of-the-art self storage facilities,” says Nagel. “This award is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to build class-A storage facilities and become valuable members in the communities we serve.”

Metro Self Storage in South Brunswick, NJ, is located on U.S. 1 in Monmouth Junction, an unincorporated area within South Brunswick Township. The state-of-the-art storage facility features 688 units and consists of a multi-story, 100% climate-controlled building featuring fully enclosed loading bays designed to handle the largest moving trucks. The facility also features three single-story, drive-up, non-climate-controlled buildings accessed by wide driveways.

Providing customers the ultimate in convenience, Metro offers contact-free storage rentals, a free 7-day storage hold, online reservations, online bill-pay options, and extended customer service hours. The storage office features a contemporary moving supplies display and seating area with a fireplace, TV, and coffee bar and is staffed by a friendly, professionally trained storage team.

About Metro Storage LLC

Metro Storage LLC is a privately owned, fully integrated, international self-storage company specializing in the development, construction, acquisition, and management of self-storage facilities in the USA and Central America. Metro operates under the trademark Metro Self Storage™ in the US and is one of the top 10 largest owner/operators of self-storage facilities in the United States with over 140 stores covering 14 states. Metro Storage International (MSI) has an affiliate/partner in Central America which operates under the trade name “Mr. B” and is Central America’s leading self-storage operator with locations throughout Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. More information about the firm is available at