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  • Don’t Be a Data Dud
    Many self-storage owners aren’t taking advantage of the data they’ve been collecting for years on their facilities. Because of the various software programs in our industry, we’re fortunate to have layer upon layer of financial and marketing information to use in planning ...More
    November 7, 2006 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Important Info for NJ Operators
    On Friday, the New Jersey Self Storage Association circulated an important letter regarding the state's Oct. 1 tax reform, which calls for the imposition of sales tax on all storage rentals. The association appealed to the U.S. District Court and received a response on ...More
    November 6, 2006 Posted in Blogs
  • DBCi Announces Business Development Award Winner
    Douglasville, Ga.-based DBCi (Doors & Building Components Inc.) presented Jack Robbins with the company’s 2006 Business Development Award. ...More
    November 6, 2006 Posted in News, Development
  • Car-Wash Financing Continued
    This installment of Fred Grauer's "At the Car Wash" column discusses the nuts and bolts of car wash financing. To calculate the profitability of a proposed car wash project in your area, use the financial models below for in-bay/rollover and self-serve. Questions? E-mail ...More
    November 6, 2006 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles
  • A Rising Star
    Just as down-on-his-luck Vince Papale makes pro in the movie Invincible, self-storage has made “pro” in the financial world. From Main Street to Wall Street, lenders are storing capital in the self-storage asset class. In public and private markets, lenders are finding ...More
    November 6, 2006 Christian Sonne Posted in Articles, Finance
  • How Do You Like Them Apples?
    GUEST BLOG BY ISS MANAGING EDITOR DREW WHITNEY Recently, I took pleasure in a great autumn pastime: picking apples with the family. Along the way we talked about the abundant varieties, from Red Delicious to McIntosh, Granny Smith to Jonagold. In all, the orchard we visited ...More
    November 5, 2006 Posted in Blogs
  • Video Review: Storage Thief Makes Blood Boil ***
    GUEST BLOG BY KIMBERLY HUNDLEY, ISS EDITOR I was just trolling for news for our “Media Watchdog” section, clicked on a blurb labeled “Crime Stoppers: Self-Storage Theft,” and found myself presented with the actual surveillance video of a storage criminal (alleged), ...More
    November 2, 2006 Posted in Blogs
  • FBI Uses Storage Units to Bust Bad Chicago Cops
    Units at two local self-storage facilities were recently used in sting operations conducted by the FBI and Internal Affairs Division to bust bad Chicago cops. ...More
    November 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • Halloween Humanitarian Award
    This year's Halloween Humanitarian award goes to Stor-It-For-Ya Self-Storage in Transylvania, Ore. The facility has offered the use of several large units for a local bat sanctuary to house animals in need. The colony was recently ousted from its cave during the ...More
    October 31, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Frightfully Good Stuff
    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore ... ~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~ It's the weekend before Hallowe'en, and I wonder how many of you will be flitting about in costume, drinking ...More
    October 27, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs