• Phasing for Greater Profits
    Phasing for Greater ProfitsBy Dan CurtisProfit is, of course, the ultimate goal of any self-storage project. Profit is the best return with the least risk--the least risk for the owner, but also for lenders or the owner's available cash. It is in this context that phasing ...More
    September 1, 2001 Dan Curtis Posted in Articles
  • Hurricane Facts
    Breezing Through Hurricane Season By David Wilhite In any given year, during the months of June through November, an average of three hurricanes will strike the United States. In 1995, hurricanes accounted for more than 100 deaths and caused billions of dollars in damage. ...More
    September 1, 2001 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Self-Storage That Jack Built
    Self-Storage That Jack Built This is self-storage that Jack built. This is the plan For the self-storage that Jack built. This is the man, Who devised the plan For the self-storage that Jack built. This is the owner, Who hired the man, Who devised the plan For the ...More
    September 1, 2001 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • QuikStor Security & Software
    QuikStor Security & SoftwareEnterprise Suite: corporate office and management software QuikStor Security & Software, based in Sherman Oaks, Calif., is pleased to introduce its new Enterprise Suite corporate office and management software. Features of the package ...More
    September 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 09/2001: The Competition Litmus Test
    The Competition Litmus Test By Harley Rolfe Do you get calls asking about rates for specific unit sizes? That's a heads-up. It means you weren't the caller's first query (who told him what size to request?). It also means he views you as a commodity he can shop. Neither of ...More
    September 1, 2001 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • Layout and Design
    Layout and DesignMaximizing use of your self-storage site By Ken Carrell Anyone can build a building, but how well that building comes out is another story. The design of the facility can make or break a self-storage project. With the cost of land constantly rising, ...More
    September 1, 2001 Ken Carrell Posted in Articles
  • The Standing Seam Roof System
    The Standing Seam Roof SystemMeeting the challenge of installing standing seam on self-storageBy Ken BuchingerYears ago, installing metal roofs on self-storage facilities was relatively easy. Most buildings were narrow and simple rectangular shapes, and a through- fastened ...More
    September 1, 2001 Ken Buchinger Posted in Articles
  • File Found
    File FoundRecords management requires dollars and diligence By Amy Campbell With the advent of computers, ZIP disks and super-quick e-mail, many imagined the amount of paperwork generated annually would begin to diminish. Instead, today's litigation, company reports and ...More
    September 1, 2001 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 09/2001: The Fast-Start Educational Client Symposium
    The Fast-Start Educational Client Symposium By Cary McGovern This article focuses on the fast-start educational client symposium, which has proven to be a significant generator of new records-management business. Since the records-management sales cycle is long--six months ...More
    August 1, 2001 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Thoughts From the Road
    Thoughts From the Road By Jim Chiswell I want to start this month's column with a correction to an article I published in the April 2001 issue of this magazine called "The Feasibility Study." In my haste to make deadline, I made an error in explaining Buzz ...More
    July 1, 2001 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles