• 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
  • Imaging and the Myth of the Paperless Office
    The future of paper-based records management and storage seems safe indeed for the near and midterm future. This article discusses the need for paper, imaging applications for commercial records- management companies and new insights into the "myth of the paperless office." ...More
    September 1, 2002 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles, Technology
  • The Southeast, Round Two
    Our roundtable of experts gathered this month to discuss the Southeastern United States. The Southeast has lots of buyers and some folks thinking about selling. Let's hear what our local experts have to say about their respective cities and regions. The brokers surveyed ...More
    September 1, 2002 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Conquering Unfamiliar Territory
    In my last column, I suggested many self-storage operators have--perhaps unconsciously--concluded that product retailing and merchandising is "unfamiliar territory." As a result, they do not attempt retail; or if they do, it is in an uncommitted manner. What I would like to ...More
    September 1, 2002 Roy Katz Posted in Articles
  • Security in Construction and Beyond
    In the post-Sept. 11 world, security is on the top of everyone's priority list, and the self-storage industry is no exception. Actually, it's more important than with most other industries. Tenants are trusting facilities with their belongings. They demand a secure ...More
    September 1, 2002 Tony Gardner Posted in Articles
  • a solid foundation
    AT 23 YEARS OLD, I'D NEVER LIVED IN MY OWN APARTMENT. I'd lived with roommates, but never had a "room of one's own," so to speak. After college (and one very long summer at home with the folks), I decided to move back to Amherst, Mass., where I'd gone to school, get a job ...More
    September 1, 2002 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • The Dangers of Mold
    In the litigious society in which we live, the insurance industry is concerned with an increase in claims relating to mold. There have been a number of cases where residential and commercial buildings have been contaminated with mold, causing bodily injury and property ...More
    September 1, 2002 Amy Brown Posted in Articles
  • Building Multistory: A Case Study
    There has been a tremendous increase in the number of multistory self-storage facilities. In the past, multistory facilities were generally conversions of existing buildings that were no longer being used for their original purpose. However, more and more multistory ...More
    September 1, 2002 Tom Berlin Posted in Articles, Development