• 28 Days and Counting: ISS Vegas Expo
    With less than a month until the largest industry event of the year, professionals from all aspects of the business are eagerly registering for ISS trademark offerings such as the Management Workshop. ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • Coast-To-Coast, Colony Self Storage Align to Offer Pack/Ship Module
    RK Kliebenstein of Coast-To-Coast Storage entered a strategic alliance with Keith Marshall of Bay Colony Self Storage to offer storage operators a pack-and-ship ancillary opportunity. ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • Centershift Joins Forces with Storage Marketing Solutions
    Centershift Inc. has partnered with Storage Marketing Solutions to enhance the capabilities of its STORE Internet-based management software. ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in News, Technology
  • Grand Rental Station Celebrates 30 Years as U-Haul Dealer
    On Feb. 2, U-Haul International Inc. will honor the owners of Grand Rental Station in Salzburg, Mich., who are celebrating 30 years as U-Haul dealers. ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • OpenTech Moves to Phoenix Headquarters
    OpenTech Alliance Inc., creators of the INSOMNIAC self-storage kiosk, moved into new headquarters in Phoenix. ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in News, Technology
  • Due Diligence Turns the Tables
    Due diligence is one of your first steps when shopping for a storage facility, or a vacant parcel or building to convert to self-storage. When considering the purchase of a vacant land parcel or building to convert to self-storage or an existing storage property, one of ...More
    February 1, 2006 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles, Development
  • Creative Marketing Concepts: Secrets of Direct Mail
    Direct mail can be an incredibly effective means of promoting your storage facility—if used correctly. Whether it’s a solo promotion of your own device or a co-op arrangement such as the Val-Pak coupon mailer, direct mail should part of your marketing mix for two reasons. ...More
    February 1, 2006 Fred Gleeck Posted in Articles
  • A Zooming Market Strategy
    Hundreds of fans leap to their feet, their roars reaching a crescendo. The bleachers quake, and the air reeks of high-octane exhaust fumes as powerful vehicles thunder down the track to the checkered flag. This is the NASCAR experience and, last year, Olympia Steel Building ...More
    February 1, 2006 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • National Snapshot
    Capital flowed freely into the self-storage sector during 2005. While operating performance continues to support the record-breaking prices being paid for storage properties, investors are beginning to question the premium over replacement costs. There’s concern that ...More
    February 1, 2006 Charles Ray Wilson Posted in Articles
  • Getting on the Market
    You’ve received dozens of unsolicited calls from so-called “buyers” and brokers wanting to buy or list your facility. You’ve also read many articles like this one, so you know interest and cap rates are low and values have never been higher. After months of thinking about ...More
    February 1, 2006 Bill Alter Posted in Articles