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  • Why USS?

    USSFM is a fund manager with specialist expertise in the global self storage industry. We seek to provide investors with opportunities to invest alongside industry-leading partners in the development, ownership and operation of self storage centres in Australia and in international markets.
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  • Approach

    USSFM pursues self storage investment opportunities in markets that have the attributes for attractive and sustainable investment returns. We partner with local industry leaders that are best suited to delivering on the strategic opportunities identified in each market.

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Universal Self Storage Funds Management

The Fund Manager was established in January 2014 by Jonathan Perrins and Robert Gregg (the Founders). Entities associated with the Founders wholly own the Fund Manager.

The Fund Manager was established with the objective of utilising the industry expertise of the Founders to create investment opportunities for third parties in the self storage industry. The Fund Manager team has over 35 years combined experiencein the development, construction, ownership and operation of self storage centres across a number of markets, including in Australia, the United Kingdom (UK), Asia and Europe.

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Big Yellow results for the year ended 31 March 2021

Big Yellow results for the year ended 31 March 2021

26 May 2021

On 25 May 2021 Big Yellow Group PLC (BYG) released the details of their FY21...

ARMADILLO FY21 RECORD TRADING PERFORMANCE

ARMADILLO FY21 RECORD TRADING PERFORMANCE

21 April 2021

The ASS Portfolio finished the 2021 UK financial year (FY21) with record occupancy levels.Total occupancy...

Armadillo Self Storage – February Trading Update

Armadillo Self Storage – February Trading Update

15 March 2021

The strong trading performance of the ASS Portfolio throughout FY21 continued in February, with results...

ABACUS 1HFY21 RESULTS

ABACUS 1HFY21 RESULTS

18 February 2021

On 18 February 2020, Abacus released its first half trading results for the period 1...

SAFE STORE FIRST QUARTER TRADING UPDATE

SAFE STORE FIRST QUARTER TRADING UPDATE

18 February 2021

On 16 February 2020, Safestore released its first quarter trading update for the period 1...

Armadillo January 2021 Trading Update

Armadillo January 2021 Trading Update

08 February 2021

The ASS Portfolio continues to outperform historical trading levels, with trading performance well above those...

BYG trading update for third quarter ended 31 December 2020

BYG trading update for third quarter ended 31 December 2020

13 January 2021

    Big Yellow Group PLC (BYG) released its trading update for the quarter ended...

UK STORES PERFORMANCE HEADLINE SAFESTORE FOURTH QUARTER TRADING UPDATE

UK STORES PERFORMANCE HEADLINE SAFESTORE FOURTH QUARTER TRADING UPDATE

18 November 2020

  On 18 November 2020, Safestore released its fourth quarter trading update for the period...

BYG trading update for half year ending 30 September 2020

BYG trading update for half year ending 30 September 2020

18 November 2020

    On 17 November 2020, our partner in the Armadillo joint venture, Big Yellow...

Armadillo trading momentum continues in October

Armadillo trading momentum continues in October

06 November 2020

Armadillo Self Storage (ASS) trading results for October 2020 outperform those achieved in the prior...

Self storage rental collection outperformed industrial, office and retail

Self storage rental collection outperformed industrial, office and retail

09 October 2020

  Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) recently released the European Self Storage Annual Survey for 2020....

H1 FY21 Armadillo Results up on FY20 pre covid levels

H1 FY21 Armadillo Results up on FY20 pre covid levels

08 October 2020

Armadillo Self Storage trading results for the six month period ended 30 September 2020 (H1...

SAFESTORE THIRD QUARTER TRADING UPDATE

SAFESTORE THIRD QUARTER TRADING UPDATE

11 September 2020

  On 10 September 2020, Safestore released its third quarter trading update for the period...

Self storage performance headlines the Abacus FY20 results

Self storage performance headlines the Abacus FY20 results

19 August 2020

The performance of self storage headlined the Abacus FY20 annual results, with the value of...

ARMADILLO FY21 TRADING RESULTS AHEAD OF FY20 DESPITE COVID-19

ARMADILLO FY21 TRADING RESULTS AHEAD OF FY20 DESPITE COVID-19

17 August 2020

  Armadillo Self Storage trading highlights for July 2020: Occupancy levels back to those achieved...

 BIG YELLOW TRADING UPDATE FOR QUARTER ENDED 30 JUNE 2020

BIG YELLOW TRADING UPDATE FOR QUARTER ENDED 30 JUNE 2020

15 July 2020

  On 15 July 2020, our partner in the Armadillo joint venture, Big Yellow Group...

Shurgard 1H20 Results Demonstrate Resilience of Self Storage

Shurgard 1H20 Results Demonstrate Resilience of Self Storage

10 July 2020

Shurgard released their half year results for the period ending 30 June 2020 (1H20) on...

Construction progressing on Grimsby and Liverpool Aintree expansion projects

Construction progressing on Grimsby and Liverpool Aintree expansion projects

07 July 2020

Capital work upgrades on the Liverpool Aintree and Grimsby centres were suspended in the last...

Big Yellow results for the year ended 31 March 2020

Big Yellow results for the year ended 31 March 2020

09 June 2020

On 9 June 2020 Big Yellow Group PLC (BYG) released the details of their FY20...

 Self Storage well positioned according to Green Street Advisors

Self Storage well positioned according to Green Street Advisors

06 May 2020

Green Street Advisors, an independent property research firm, believe self storage is relatively well positioned...

 BIG YELLOW TRADING UPDATE FOR FOURTH QUARTER ENDING 31 MARCH 2020

BIG YELLOW TRADING UPDATE FOR FOURTH QUARTER ENDING 31 MARCH 2020

17 April 2020

On 16 April 2020, our partner in the Armadillo joint venture, Big Yellow Group (BYG),...

Storage King North Lakes Practical Completion

Storage King North Lakes Practical Completion

17 April 2020

Practical Completion was awarded for Building B and the Hardstand area neighbouring Plantation rd on...

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - ARMADILLO STORES REMAIN OPEN FOR TRADE

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - ARMADILLO STORES REMAIN OPEN FOR TRADE

25 March 2020

Armadillo Stores remain open for trade and management are committed to operating normal trading hours....

Storage King North Lakes Building A Opening

Storage King North Lakes Building A Opening

04 February 2020

Storage King North Lakes Building A is open for trading from 8 February 2020. Building...

Big Yellow trading update for half year ending 30 September 2019

Big Yellow trading update for half year ending 30 September 2019

20 November 2019

    On 19 November 2019, our partner in the Armadillo joint venture, Big Yellow...

USS1 FY20 Interim Distribution up 6%

USS1 FY20 Interim Distribution up 6%

04 November 2019

USS1 has declared and paid its interim distribution in respect of the financial year ending...

USS2 FY20 Interim Distribution up 16%

USS2 FY20 Interim Distribution up 16%

04 November 2019

USS2 has declared and paid its interim distribution in respect of the financial year ending...

APSF SALE ANNOUNCEMENT

APSF SALE ANNOUNCEMENT

30 July 2019

 Australia Prime Storage Fund (APSF) has agreed to sell its remaining self storage centres, being...

USS1 acquires new storage centre in Liverpool

USS1 acquires new storage centre in Liverpool

26 July 2019

  USS1's UK holding company Armadillo Holding No 1. plc (ASHC1) has acquired "rentaspace", a...

Big Yellow trading update for quarter ending 30 June 2019

Big Yellow trading update for quarter ending 30 June 2019

21 July 2019

On 19 July 2019 Big Yellow Group PLC (BYG) released its trading update for the...

Cancer Council Morning Tea

Cancer Council Morning Tea

04 June 2019

  Storage King Helensvale is taking part of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea on Friday from...

Big Yellow results for the year ended 31 March 2019

Big Yellow results for the year ended 31 March 2019

22 May 2019

On 21 May 2019 Big Yellow Group PLC (BYG) released the details of their FY19...

USS1 acquires two storage centres

USS1 acquires two storage centres

22 May 2019

The Armadillo self storage group has acquired two existing self storage centres in England, Space...

SSA UK Self Storage Industry Report 2019

SSA UK Self Storage Industry Report 2019

14 May 2019

  The UK Self Storage Association Annual industry Report for the year ending 31 December...

USS1 FY19 Final Distribution and Trading Update

USS1 FY19 Final Distribution and Trading Update

02 May 2019

UK self storage investment fund USS1 has declared a final distribution of 5.5 pence per...

USS2 FY19 Final Distribution and Trading Update

USS2 FY19 Final Distribution and Trading Update

02 May 2019

UK self storage investment fund USS2 has declared a final distribution of 4.9 pence per...

USS1 INVESTMENT TERM EXTENDED TO 30 JUNE 2020

USS1 INVESTMENT TERM EXTENDED TO 30 JUNE 2020

15 March 2019

At a meeting of USS1 Unitholders held on 15 March 2019, Unitholders voted unanimously, based...

JLL UK self storage market update

JLL UK self storage market update

11 March 2019

Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) has released its latest UK self storage market update for 2019....

USS1 ORDINARY RESOLUTION TO EXTEND INVESTMENT TERM

USS1 ORDINARY RESOLUTION TO EXTEND INVESTMENT TERM

05 March 2019

USS1 to vote on 15 March 2019 to extend the investment term of the fund....

NSR REPORTS 1H FY19 RESULTS

NSR REPORTS 1H FY19 RESULTS

27 February 2019

National Storage (NSR) announced its results for the 6 months ending 31 December 2018 on...

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