Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma came and went. My Other Place shows no sign of problems. The power is on and there are no indications of structural damage. We anticipate that 142 mph may have blown some water up to get into units, but that would be minor if at all.

Phase I and Phase II look great! Phase III had it’s construction/sales trailer was blown over, but the underground plumbing and electric have been installed and we’re waiting for concrete to be poured.

Open for business!

Phase III is Underway

Phase III is over 50% reserved. Building and site permits have been submitted to the county for approval.

Thank you to the design group:
Darby Engineering (Civil and Planning) , Architectural Land Design, South Florida Architecture, Pelican Engineering Associates, Cronin Engineering and Mangrove House Consultants LLC.

RVTECH endorses My Other Place

One of the industry's top RV experts RVTECH has endorsed My Other Place for their client's storage needs. 

"Conquer every RV’s number one enemy that causes deterioration of paint, rubber, canvas, wood, and upholstery; weather. It is the enemy of your prized vehicle and particularly the relentless sun and humidity of coastal Florida."

"Wish there was a safe, secure and local storage space that was good enough for your favorite toy? Well, now you can purchase your own place! MY OTHER PLACE, a private condominium storage facility. The perfect, permanent storage solution. Call Phil Pugh at (239) 591-4700."

RVTECH owner, Chuck Williams says, “Here at RVTECH we pride ourselves in anticipating, preventing, and eliminating inefficient work conditions to keep our customers the happiest in the industry. Personal attention to every opportunity we encounter is our passion and we have proven it to RV owners time and time again.”

Find out more about RVTECH's services and RVTECH's products.

Business Observer takes a look at My Other Place

Phil Pugh of Pugh Realty Group says luxury storage condos are in demand because people are looking for a secure place to store their expensive vehicles and other valuables.  - Photo by Ed Clement

Jean Gruss, Business Observer editor, interviews Phil Pugh on the expanding world of luxury condo storage.

"If you own a million-dollar recreational vehicle, you can’t park it under a tree.

Besides, if you live in a deed-restricted community, the association may nix the idea of letting an RV sit in the driveway.

But choices are often limited, mostly ramshackle rental storage units or someone’s empty warehouse or lot. Sometimes these storage alternatives are located in industrial neighborhoods on the outskirts of town, far from anyone’s home.

Phil Pugh’s partners had a better idea. They built luxury storage condos near U.S. 41 and Immokalee Road in North Naples called My Other Place that average 1,000 square feet with security cameras, air conditioning and room for plumbing.

These units are cavernous. Fourteen-foot doors roll open at the touch of a remote-control button. Some are as wide as 22 feet with 20-foot ceilings and sprinkler systems throughout. “It’s hurricane proof,” says Pugh, whose consulting and real estate firm, Pugh Realty Group, has become the expert in the burgeoning area of luxury condo storage.

The second phase of the luxury storage project recently sold out and units there averaged $179,000. “It was a market that wasn’t served,” says Pugh, who notes that it would cost about the same sum to add on to an existing residential garage.

The third phase of the project will be completed next year and will have 32 units. “I’m starting a preferred waiting list,” says Pugh, who is marketing the project.

Don’t call them man caves, though. “This is not a party place,” Pugh says.

The term “man cave” has become popular as men seek out warehouses where they can entertain friends and buff their sports cars away from home. “It’s not a man cave. It’s not a bar. You can’t live here,” Pugh says.

Municipalities have strict zoning laws that segregate commercial uses. For example, it would be unusual for a municipality to agree to allow a storage facility to let its tenants have a bar inside their units.

Besides, Pugh says, customers of My Other Place don’t want other tenants to treat it as a bachelor pad. “Our customers do not want people drinking,” he says. Indeed, privacy is a big issue. That’s because tenants store valuable cars and other things in their units. “We’re zoned for storage,” Pugh says.

Because the facility draws from a five to seven mile radius, Pugh says it’s important to locate such luxury storage condos close to residential areas with the right demographics. Pugh sells residential real estate, too, and that gives him insight into how to market and target buyers, some of whom are seasonal residents from northern states and need to store valuables in the summer."

- Jean Gruss, Business Observer, His Other Place


Ferrari 458 Speciale A waiting to move in!

Limited to just 499 Ferrari collectors and only 150 in the United States, this 458 Speciale A patiently awaits it's new home at My Other Place.  

The Butler steel structure for the north building of Phase II has been erected. Exterior wall panels are on the way. Steel erection crews are currently working on the south building, which will take approximately seven days to complete.