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    Please submit your news releases to . Audit Gives Thumbs Up to Centershift’s Controls Centershift, a provider of web-based management software for the self-storage industry, successfully completed a Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70), ...More
    February 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Finance
    It’s the month of the tradeshow. Wait, let me clarify that ... It’s the month of the tradeshow, the Inside Self-Storage Expo in Las Vegas. If you’ve seen any of the marketing collateral for this show, you know it’s the industry’s largest international conference and ...More
    February 1, 2007 Teri Lanza, ISS Business Development Manager Posted in Articles
    Check out web-exclusive features available at, including fantastic freebies! Every month, ISS offers an array of online reader perks. Read more... ...More
    February 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
    If you have a staff-related announcement such as a promotion, new hire or award you would like to include in the magazine, send an e-mail to High-resolution, digital photos are appreciated. Bader Co. Declares Staff Changes Bader Co. promoted Christy ...More
    February 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • The Best of Times …
    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” begins Charles Dickens’ classic, A Tale of TwoCities. Today's self-storage market is the best for owners and buyers—more than at any time in the existence of our business. Better still, the “worst of times” has no place ...More
    February 1, 2007 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • How to Finance Your Self-Storage Property
    Most investors purchase self-storage for three reasons: cash flow, appreciation and tax benefits. Your goals will impact the kind of financing best for you. Cash flow is simply the gross revenue (rent) generated from the property minus operating expenses (insurance, taxes, ...More
    February 1, 2007 Matt Lexow-Gray Posted in Articles, Finance
    When faced with increased competition, most storage owners become reactive instead of proactive. For example, when a facility opens down the street, most operators decrease rates and offer promotions out of fear of losing market share. Instead of anticipating and preparing ...More
    February 1, 2007 Brad North Posted in Articles
  • Consider the Feasibilities
    Many in the self-storage business feel they already face too much competition. Some submarkets throughout the United Sates are indeed overbuilt with occupancy rates below historic patterns. Yet, the industry still affords numerous opportunities, and owning and operating a ...More
    February 1, 2007 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles, Development
  • Hunting For a Broker
    Buying and selling self-storage properties is one of the wisest real estate investments you can make. But transactions can be complex, and even the most sophisticated investor can come across thorny situations. As a consequence, most investors and owners are usually ...More
    February 1, 2007 Stephen Grossman Posted in Articles
    As self-storage professionals, we should be aware of how the industry is presented to the public. Media Watchdog is devoted to policing and summarizing general news coverage across the nation. Subway Ads Put in Cold Storage New York Daily News, 9.27.06 Public Storage, which ...More
    February 1, 2007 Posted in Articles