SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (June 29, 2023) — Today Gardner, a commercial real estate developer and property management company, and Management Elevated Inc. announced the grand opening of Saratoga Storage, the latest state-of-the-art self-storage facility serving the bustling Lehi market. Boasting 676 units, the facility introduces advanced security monitoring technology that allows users to effortlessly track individuals accessing their rented units.

According to Jordan Cherrington, Vice President of Operations for Management Elevated, the self-storage market is experiencing tremendous growth, driven in part by businesses opting for storage units instead of leasing retail or industrial spaces to optimize costs. However, with multiple employees frequently accessing their units, the need for monitoring and control becomes crucial.

To address this demand, Saratoga Storage offers a unique “Smart Unit” upgrade, equipped with a dedicated camera featuring motion sensing capabilities. This camera sends real-time video directly to customers’ smartphones, providing renters with full visibility of those entering their units. With 65 high-quality video cameras and electronic access-controlled doors, the facility ensures top-notch security measures.

“Self-storage has been among one of the fastest growing segments in commercial real estate for the past 40 years, and renters are becoming more discerning,” said Howard Cooke, project manager at Gardner. “In addition to the security features, the facility is climate controlled and was built to exceed International energy standards.” 

Despite being a thriving market segment, only 11 percent of individuals in the U.S. have experienced using self-storage facilities. Recognizing this, Cherrington emphasizes the added value of on-site management for renters. The managers provide guidance on storage best practices, familiarize renters with security features, lease agreements, and rental insurance, ensuring a seamless experience.

Saratoga Storage offers a diverse range of unit sizes, including options as small as a bedroom closet and as spacious as 400 square feet. Conveniently located at 4117 W. Orinda Drive in West Lehi, just off Redwood Road, the facility stands as a testament to Gardner and Saratoga Storage’s commitment to providing unparalleled storage solutions to both the Lehi and Saratoga Springs’ communities.

About Gardner

Gardner is a full-service commercial real estate development and management company headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah with offices in Boise, Idaho and Henderson, Nev. Gardner has developed over 30-million square feet of commercial properties spanning retail centers, multi-family residential, office, industrial, medical campuses and senior living. The real estate company is part of Gardner Group, which builds better communities through thoughtful, sustainable practices in developing and managing real estate, renewable energy, investing in innovation and providing results-oriented philanthropy. 

About Management Elevated, Inc.

Management Elevated Inc. is a privately held company and one of the most successful Storage Asset Management companies in the state of Utah. Management Elevated Inc.’s owners have over 50 years of combined experience in developing, building and managing self-storage facilities. The company operates six storage locations in Utah and takes pride in its continual innovation to improve the self-storage experience and its facilities. To learn more about Saratoga Self-Storage, visit

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