• Must-Have Management Software
    Chart of Software Suppliers Adobe Acrobt Reader Required,available here Management software isn't just for bookkeeping, and it's no longer optional for self-storage facilities wanting to stay atop the industry curve. Software allows a facility owner and manager to ...More
    May 1, 2002 Matt Morgan Posted in Articles, Technology
  • If Your Tenant Files Bankruptcy
    Author's note: I have put off addressing this topic in my column because significant bankruptcy-reform legislation has been proposed in at least the last four congressional legislative sessions. If this legislation passes in its current form, some of the actions recommended ...More
    April 2, 2002 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles
  • Effective Sales Management
    Selling records- management services requires managing the sales process and the salesperson, which entails measurement, comparison and action. This article discusses how this can best be done in an entrepreneurial environment. The Hunting Trip A salesperson and his ...More
    April 1, 2002 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Side Dish
    Kraft used to have an ad campaign for Stove Top stuffing that depicted family members sitting down to dinner. Chicken. Potatoes. Some vegetable or other. And very long faces. Then, mom gets the bright idea to serve Stove Top and, suddenly, the sky is bluer! Birds are ...More
    April 1, 2002 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Financial Feasibility of Records Storage
    Until now, the underlying profitability of records storage has little surfaced or been presented in a comprehensive cash-flow model. Moreover, the financial advantage of codeveloping records storage with self-storage needs to be made clear. The purpose of this article is to ...More
    April 1, 2002 Jim Oakley Posted in Articles, Development, Finance
  • The Northwest
    This month's travels take us to the Northwest. The group we interviewed seems to be seeing a decrease in the effects of the recession, confirming the self-storage industry has once again eluded the fate that befalls other types of real estate. Let's hear what the local ...More
    April 1, 2002 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • More Than Moving Supplies
    When a potential customer walks into your facility, are you really offering him all you can? Maybe your operation is clean. The manager is organized and professional. Perhaps you even sell locks or packing supplies. Unfortunately, it's a drive-thru world where customers ...More
    April 1, 2002 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles
  • The Savvy Traveler
    For most of us, travel is a business necessity. This month's column is your survival guide, filled with inside tricks and tips that will save you precious time, money and sanity. Split-City Ticketing As a business traveler, I often book airline reservations with minimal ...More
    April 1, 2002 Douglas Carner Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Price Self Storage
    People say location is everything--especially in real estate. The developers of Price Self Storage in San Diego couldn't agree more. Price Self Storage West L.A. LLC, a partnership between Price Self Storage and Calabasas, Calif.-based Ezralow Co., happened upon a choice ...More
    April 1, 2002 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles
  • Cost Segregation
    In the case of Hospital Corp. of America and Subsidiaries v. Commissioner , 109 TC (1997), the tax court concluded property qualifying as tangible personal property under former investment tax credit (ITC) rules would also qualify in the same manner for the purposes of tax ...More
    April 1, 2002 Mark de Stefanis Posted in Articles, Finance