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  • Jobless Claims Reaches 26-Year High
    A record number of Americans are applying for unemployed insurance as new jobless claims soared to a more than 26-year high, according to government data released Thursday. ...More
    February 5, 2009 Posted in News
  • National Self-Storage Snapshot: Real Estate
    Fundamentals in the national self-storage market have remained healthy compared to most other property sectors, including the retail, office and industrial sectors. But the downfall of the housing market may soften the self-storage market. ...More
    February 5, 2009 Steve Ekovich Posted in Articles, Construction, Finance, Real Estate
  • Green Construction Trends
    Despite a slowdown in overall construction across the country, consumers and builders are still moving forward with projects and products that are more Earth-friendly. In the latest issue of, writer Jerry Yudelson lists the top 10 green building trends. He ...More
    February 4, 2009 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Tips for Finding Health Insurance
    Thousands of Americans who've lost their jobs during the recession are now in dire need of affordable health care. Health experts suggest they look into joining their spouses' insurance program, private insurance and government programs. ...More
    February 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Health Insurance Coming for 4 Million Low-Income Children
    The House was expected to approve the expansion of a children's health insurance program Wednesday and deliver it to President Obama for his quick signature. The bill passed the Senate last week. Over the next four years, up to 13 million children could be covered under the ...More
    February 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Mele Named Top Agent at Marcus & Millichap
    Marcus & Millichap has named Michael Mele, vice president of investments, as the firm’s top self-storage agent for 2008. In 2008 alone, Mele and his team closed 24 separate transactions, comprising 36 properties involving 16 different buyers. His group ...More
    February 4, 2009 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • Banks Still Lending Says American Bankers Association
    America's banking institutions haven't halted all lending, according to a letter to the editors of The Wall Street Journal. It appeared in the Feb. 2 issue and was submitted by Ed Yingling, president and chief executive of the American Bankers Association in Washington, ...More
    February 3, 2009 Posted in News, Finance
  • The Good Manager: Being the Best Keeps Your Self-Storage Facility on Top
    Whether it’s over the phone or in person, treating customers like royalty is essential in the self-storage industry’s competitive environment. ...More
    February 3, 2009 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles, Management
  • Technology May Be Able to Help Cash-Strapped Retailers
    Can IT best practices and retail-specific technology applications help U.S. retailers weather the recession? Retailers spend just 2.9 percent of revenue on IT, according to recent survey data. Contrast that with the finance and banking category, which spends 7.7 percent of ...More
    February 3, 2009 Posted in News, Management, Technology
  • Infinite Self Storage Obtains $9.9M Construction Loan
    Oak Brook, Ill.-based Leaders Bank has extended a $9.91 million acquisition/construction loan for the Infinite Self Storage facilities in Bolingbrook. The loan was arranged by Chris Cernek, Jason Welch and Hugh Franklin on behalf of the borrow, an entity related to ...More
    February 3, 2009 Posted in News, Real Estate