• Consistent Predictable Revenue
    In a time when we have to really search for an investment with significant return, records management and storage consistently have extraordinary yield while building a revenue annuity base that never decreases. Impossible, you say? Let's take a peek at why and how this is ...More
    October 1, 2002 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Five Keys To Success In Marketing Rv Storage
    I RECENTLY BOUGHT A NEW RECREATIONAL VEHICLE (RV). Afterward, I set out to rent storage spaces in both cities where I have homes: Las Vegas and New York. I thought I had a pretty good idea of what worked from my discussions with self-storage operators who offer RV storage, ...More
    October 1, 2002 Fred Gleeck Posted in Articles
  • Protecting Customers' Investments
    WHEN SELF-STORAGE OPERATORS ADD THE SERVICE OF STORING BOATS AND RVS to their businesses, the potential for profit increases. At the same time, the potential for complications is also raised. Because of the nature of recreational vehicles--they're large, motorized or ...More
    October 1, 2002 Liz Martínez DeFranco Posted in Articles
  • 'Brass in Pocket'
    MOST OF YOU HAVE AT LEAST VAGUE RECOLLECTION OF THIS 1979 PRETENDERS HIT IN WHICH CHRISSIE HYNDE PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS to get her muse to see how "special, so special" she really is. She croons, "I feel inventive. I'm gonna make you notice ... I'm gonna make you see, ...More
    October 1, 2002 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • SpaceControl Systems Inc.
    ISS: We understand you're about to launch a new Internet-enabled product. Can you tell us about it? We're pleased with the new chapter Space Control is entering. For the past two years, we've been immersed in a new product we call NX.gen, our next-generation software. ...More
    October 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • SAF-T-BOX Manufacturing
    SAF-T-BOX Manufacturing, a U.S. manufacturer and renter of high-security, ground-level, portable storage containers, is introducing two new units to its product line of containers and offices. The EZ Vault and the Heavy-Duty (HD) EZ Vault offer many advantages to the ...More
    September 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Conversions
    Converting a bus station to self-storage-roof, fascia, parking and paint. Since the real estate crash of the late 80s and early 90s, conversion of real estate from an absolute use to one of renewed activity has been a challenge to all owners. Whether it is an old mill ...More
    September 1, 2002 Dan Curtis Posted in Articles, Development
  • Verifying Tenant Identification
    When I first started writing columns for this magazine, terrorism issues were not on the list of topics I thought I'd be addressing. Unfortunately, since Sept. 11, security and protection of investments from terrorist activities has become a focal point of self-storage ...More
    September 1, 2002 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles
  • Dateline London
    I have just returned from my first visit to London, where I had the privilege of addressing a group of real estate investors, developers and self-storage owners at a reception hosted by Inside Self-Storage at the U.S. Embassy. During my four-day visit, I observed firsthand ...More
    September 1, 2002 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Construction Basics
    The basics of designing and building a self-storage facility are, in fact, real basic. They range from the inclusion of entrances for truck access to the rain ledge at the edge of the slabs; but there are numerous basic elements all facilities must possess. Buildings are, ...More
    September 1, 2002 Heath Mulkey Posted in Articles