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  • Westy Storage Center Collections Donations on Behalf of Community Groups
    Westy Storage Center of Tuckahoe, N.Y., initiated a Four for Four donation drive on Nov. 17 to assist community groups. The facility will collect donated goods through Dec. 15 for Westhab Donations, the Eastchester Community Action Program (ECAP), Girl Scouts of the Hudson ...More
    December 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Self-Storage Confidence Index Announces 1Q 2009 Survey
    Today marks the launch of the Self-Storage Confidence Index survey for the first quarter of 2009, which will continue through Dec. 12. The index is designed to anticipate the effects of economic conditions and trends on self-storage operations. ...More
    December 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Good Manager Habits
    In a recent issue of SalesForce XP magazine, there was an article about manager habits—those you should develop and the ones you should kick. Among the four habits you should develop was “lead like an umpire.” It stated, “The best leaders are those ...More
    December 1, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Raia Self Storage Sells Five Facilities to Hampshire Real Estate
    Raia Self Storage finalized the sale of five self-storage facilities in New Jersey and New York to Hampshire Real Estate Cos. The facilities all have temperature and humidity control. The will operate under the name Hampshire Self Storage. For more information, ...More
    December 1, 2008 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • Canadian Storage Withdraws Hostile Bid for InStorage
    Canadian Storage Partners ULC (CSP) has withdrawn its hostile bid for InStorage Real Estate Investment Trust, as the two companies have made some progress at a friendly deal instead. CSP, a unit of the U.S.-based self-storage operator TKG-StorageMart, said it ...More
    December 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Hiring Mr. (or Ms.) Right: Marketing Success Begins With a Professional Salesperson
    Most self-storage owners could do well by cutting their marketing budget and increasing the salary of their management position to attract a professional salesperson with marketing skills and know-how. ...More
    December 1, 2008 Derek M. Naylor Posted in Articles, Marketing
  • In High Demand: Winning the Fight to Hire (and Keep) the Finest Staff
    This informative e-book for self-storage owners addresses how to find the right employee, the best training methods to ensure managers succeed, how background checks can weed out undesirable applicants and techniques for integrating new employees. ...More
    December 1, 2008 Posted in Reports
  • The Box Self Storage in Dubai Leads the Booming Market
    The self-storage boom in Dubai led to the development of a state-of-the-art facility, The Box Self Storage. ...More
    November 30, 2008 Wadih Haddad Posted in Articles
  • Product Showcase: COWs by TrailPods
    By now, you’ve probably heard of COWs: Container on Wheels, a mobile-storage system and business solution engineered by TrailPods LLC, a company producing auto-hauling products and custom-container fabrication. The COWs system is designed to include everything needed ...More
    November 29, 2008 Peter Beach Posted in Articles
  • Supplier Spotlight: eGad Design Group
    Atlanta-based eGAD Design Group was founded by Bert Brown as an architectural and engineering firm specializing in the self-storage industry. Although only four years old, the firm will have completed more than 50 projects by the end of 2008. Brown’s career in ...More
    November 27, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles, Construction, Development