Public Storage is a Maryland real estate investment trust, which engages in acquiring, developing, owning, and operating self-storage facilities. It operates through following business segments: Self-storage Operations, Ancillary Operations, Investment in PS Business Parks, and Investment in Shurgard Europe. The Self-storage Operations segment reflects the rental operations from all self-storage facilities.
The Ancillary Operations segment deals with the sale of merchandise and reinsurance of policies against losses to goods stored by self-storage tenants, activities which are incidental to the primary self-storage rental activities. The Investment in PS Business Parks segment includes commercial properties, primarily multi-tenant flex, office, and industrial parks. The Investment in Shurgard Europe segment owns self-storage facilities located in seven countries in Western Europe operated under the Shurgard brand name.
The company was founded by Bradley Wayne Hughes, Sr. and Kenneth Q.