• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • TRACHTE ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS, NEW HIRES
    TRACHTE ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS, NEW HIRES Sun Prairie, Wis.-based Trachte Building Systems, a manufacturer and supplier of pre-engineered steel buildings to the self-storage industry, announced the following promotions: Jeff Seefelt was appointed president and chief operating ...More
    July 7, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Upscale in Tulsa
    When asked by one of her customers why she doesn't retire, Nell Booher replied, "I am retired--I just get paid for it." She and her husband, Don, are the managers of South Tulsa Self Storage, a facility introducing a new concept to the industry in Tulsa, Okla. Can you call ...More
    July 1, 2002 Elaine M. Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Thanks for a Job Well Done
    I have been fortunate enough to write articles for Inside Self-Storage over the past several years, and this month I would like to use this column to acknowledge and praise a set of managers who work for me at Affordable Self Storage in Pacheco, Calif. Kevin and Louise ...More
    July 1, 2002 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles