Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Organization

v2.4.0.6
Organization
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Organization [Abstract]  
Organization

1. ORGANIZATION

Sovran Self Storage, Inc. (the "Company," "We," "Our," or "Sovran"), a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (a "REIT"), was formed on April 19, 1995 to own and operate self-storage facilities throughout the United States. On June 26, 1995, the Company commenced operations effective with the completion of its initial public offering. At December 31, 2011, we had an ownership interest in and/or managed 435 self-storage properties in 25 states under the name Uncle Bob's Self Storage ®. Among our 435 self-storage properties are 25 properties that we manage for an unconsolidated joint venture (Sovran HHF Storage Holdings LLC) of which we are a 20% owner, 20 properties that we manage for an unconsolidated joint venture (Sovran HHF Storage Holdings II LLC) of which we are a 15% owner, one property that we manage for a consolidated joint venture (West Deptford JV LLC) of which we have a 20% common ownership interest and a preferred interest, and nine properties that we manage and have no ownership interest. Approximately 40% of the Company's revenue is derived from stores in the states of Texas and Florida.