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  • Paving the Way to Success
    We’re all aware of the volatility of the crude-oil market over the past 12 months. So, you may ask, how is this affecting your parking lots and, more important, your budget?Crude oil is used to produce different grades of asphalt cement (AC), the binder that holds ...More
    September 1, 2007 Steve Brahney Posted in Articles
  • Legal Perspectives
    Recently, an area manager in Minnesota inquired about protocol for a tenant’s change of address. A renter’s property was sold because of non-payment, but he claimed he hadn’t received the notices required by statute. According to the tenant, he had sent a change of address ...More
    September 1, 2007 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles
  • ISS Flash Report
    The Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura metropolitan statistical area (MSA) boundaries encompass all of Ventura County, Calif. The metro area is comprised of two key population centers: the Oxnard Plain and the Conejo/Simi Valleys. It also contains the rural regions of Santa Clara ...More
    September 1, 2007 Self Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles, Development
  • Table of Contents - September 2007
    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Inside Self-Storage is pleased to offer this web-only feature article to complement its September 2007 print edition. Enjoy!Building a Future in Self-StorageDean Brown of American Steel Buildings shares tips on things to consider before you invest in ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Building for Money or ‘How to Marry Rich Customers’
    A friend of mind once founded a magazine for the women of Orange County, Calif., and enjoyed immediate attention and success by featuring a cover story titled, ”How to Marry a Rich Man.” Self-storage owners also like clientele who are well-to-do and have found ...More
    September 1, 2007 Dan Curtis Posted in Articles, Construction
  • In the Ring With Planning and Zoning
    For many storage owners and developers, dealing with planning and zoning boards feels a lot like getting in the ring. But before you come out fighting, you should understand the political side of this “sweet science.” It’s a match you may be able win without even taking a ...More
    September 1, 2007 Bruce McCardle Posted in Articles
  • People
    If you have a staff-related announcement such as a promotion, new hire or award you would like to include in the magazine, send an e-mail to High-resolution, digital photos are appreciated. Trachte Adds Eight to Staff Andrew Hoffman accepted the ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Development
  • Managing for Dollars
    Management companies are frequently asked to review new self-storage projects, but not until the facilities are close to opening. While these companies can assist with a number of important issues even at that late date, it’s much more practical to schedule this kind of ...More
    September 1, 2007 Linnea Appleby Posted in Articles
  • Building Without Brain Damage
    Starting a new self-storage project can be a very exciting time for a prospective owner. It can also be a very stressful time because there are many unknowns, and finding a trustworthy contractor is often just another headache. Following are a few tips on selecting a method ...More
    September 1, 2007 Tyson Hermes Posted in Articles
  • Media Watchdog
    As the self-storage industry permeates our communities, it receives increasing attention from mainstream media outlets—and not always favorably. As industry professionals, we should be aware of how self-storage is presented to the public. Media Watchdog is devoted to ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles