• Inside Self-Storage Magazine 5/99: Ask The Waldmans
    So Sick of Slobs DEAR WALDMANS: Why do people actually pay for a storage unit and never prepare their goods for storage? Over and over again, tenants rent a unit in such a hurry you would think the IRS is after them. They stuff the goods any which way into the unit, not ...More
    April 1, 1999 Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 7/99: Ask The Waldmans
    To Do or Not To Do? DEAR WALDMANS: My question concerns giving prorated refunds if a customer leaves in the middle of the month or any other time before the first of the month. My manager says it's good customer relations to refund the balance of the month along with their ...More
    April 1, 1999 Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 4/99: National Development Services Inc.
    National Development Services Inc.Designing and building a future in self-storage A developer of self-storage facilities, National Development Services Inc. (NDS) has completed more than 125 projects throughout the United States since the company's inception in 1987--that's ...More
    April 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Development
  • An Interview With Bob Bader
    An Interview With Bob Bader Bob Bader grew up in Detroit and attended Wayne State University, where he earned an MBA in marketing and finance. His background includes experience as an Army Finance Officer, retail and commercial sales with Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. and ...More
    April 1, 1999 Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 9/99: Ask The Waldmans
    Yikes! Mice! DEAR WALDMANS: We are a small business in rural Utah that is afflicted with a growing problem with mice. We are trying to stay on top of this problem and, in order to do so, we have decided to use rat bait to kill the mice and rats. The problem is, many of our ...More
    April 1, 1999 Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 6/99: Ask The Waldmans
    How Many Times Is OK? DEAR WALDMANS: Tenants are constantly late or never pay. What can I do, legally, to try and contact them? What can I say to tenants on their answering machines, because they aren't going to answer their telephone knowing who is calling with the clever ...More
    April 1, 1999 Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 7/99: Magnetic Marketing
    Magnetic MarketingDrawing quite a following It's such a simple thing, but it can make a significant impact. As a self-storage owner or operator, one of your primary concerns is always payment. How do you, without assuming the cost for distributing a monthly bill, remind ...More
    April 1, 1999 Posted in Articles
  • 1999 Spotlight on Top Operators
    1999 Spotlight on Top Operators This year in our August issue of Inside Self-Storage, we were pleased to identify 116 of the nation's top self-storage operators in our annual Top Operator List. At the very top of that list are 10 companies that represent superior quality in ...More
    April 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Development
  • Specialization and Market Distribution
    The Argus Self Storage Sales Network Mike McCune When Mike McCune and his team of real-estate professionals became involved in the self-storage industry from a brokerage standpoint five years ago, they made some important discoveries. "We found this was a very ...More
    April 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Real Estate
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 3/99: Ask The Waldmans
    M-m-m-m, That's Good DEAR WALDMANS: This is the best job I have ever had in my life. I love the business, enjoy the people and like walking to work. However, there seems to be one problem: I evidently have enjoyed the job more than I realized. Recently, I grabbed my uniform ...More
    March 1, 1999 Posted in Articles