Stuf Opens Boston Self Storage Location
Partnering with Jamestown, the startup is taking over underused space in an office property.
Stuf Storage has expanded its self storage portfolio into the Boston market with its latest location. The startup has partnered with Jamestown to offer self storage options at 18 Tremont St. in Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood.
The project utilized underused space at the property, a 12-story office building. Working with property owner Jamestown, Stuf Storage converted an area used as overflow storage for the building by its property managers to 40 padlocked storage units. The project did not require any major renovations, Katharine Lau, CEO & co-founder of Stuf Storage, told Multi-Housing News.
The Stuf Storage location in Boston will offer small units ranging from 4-by-7-ft and large units that are 9-by-9-ft. The company will incorporate its tech-enabled platform, allowing customers to search and book units from their mobile devices. The site will also have access control, sensors and security systems to monitor the spaces. Lau told MHN that Stuf Storage is planning to integrate AI and machine learning into its platform to improve security for its customers and landlord partners.
Located at 18 Tremont St., the Boston Stuf Storage location is near City Hall, the Financial District, and the area’s many colleges and universities. Stuf is planning to continue expanding its portfolio in the Boston area and will continue to look for office, retail, or multifamily owners with underutilized spaces in existing buildings.
Up to seven metros
Stuf Storage previously teamed up with Jamestown to convert space in a mixed-use property in Washington, D.C. into self storage, Lau said in prepared remarks. The D.C. property, Georgetown Park, totalled 327,300 square feet and offered retail, restaurant and parking, along with its self storage options.
Stuf Storage generally partners with real estate owners to redevelop underused basements, garages or miscellaneous spaces in commercial buildings into self storage space. The startup’s portfolio now includes locations in more than seven metros across the U.S., including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle and Washington, D.C.