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Westport Properties Enters Illinois Market with Two Self-Storage Buys

Westport Properties Inc. has acquired an 885-unit self-storage facility at 1516 N. Orleans A on Chicago’s North Side and a 378-unit self-storage facility at 3510 Wilmette Ave. in Wilmette, IL. The two properties are Westport’s first in Illinois and will be rebranded under the US Storage Centers brand. 

“With our recent expansion we have often considered Illinois and other Midwest states,” said Charles Byerly, CEO of Westport Properties. “We were presented with an opportunity to enter the Chicago market with our first two properties and we moved forward because of the area’s strong fundamentals.” 

MJ Partners Self Storage Group represented the seller. Terms of the acquisition weren’t disclosed. 


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