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  • Self-Storage Unit Inventory: Site Audit Procedures
    We often read or hear about the importance of doing site audits at self-storage facilities. Performing a complete unit inventory is a critical piece to any audit. This article covers some of the specifics of this portion of the auditing process and includes examples of why ...More
    February 20, 2009 Linnea Appleby Posted in Articles, Management
  • Bader Co. Hires Insurance Expert
    Bader Co. welcomed Matthew Schaller, CIC, CRM, to the Bader team. Schaller brings expert commercial insurance experience to the company and will help expand coverage options for storage owners and operators. ...More
    February 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Wildeck Hires Systems Integration Sales Manager
    Wildeck Inc., a manufacturer of mezzanines, material lifts and safety-guarding products, appointed Merlyn Jarman to the position of systems integration sales manager for its North American operations. ...More
    February 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Dismal World Economy Causes Stocks to Fall
    Stocks slid Friday and the Dow hit new 6-year lows as investors around the world sold shares on growing pessimism about the global economy and the banking industry. ...More
    February 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Investment Real Estate Represents Buyer, Seller in $4.7M Sale
    John Barry of Investment Real Estate brokered the sale of the 58,700-square-foot Stor-It Self Storage in Manassas, Va., to Strategic Storage Trust Inc. for $4.7 million. ...More
    February 20, 2009 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • Capturing Self-Storage Customers on the Web
    With Internet usage reaching the billions, how you market your business, especially on the Web, is even more important than ever. Contrary to popular belief, studies have shown that sometimes going “back to the basics” is actually more beneficial to your business and to the ...More
    February 19, 2009 Michelle Millis Posted in Articles, Marketing, Technology
  • Marcus & Millichap Brokers Sale of U·Store·It in Miami
    The Mele Group and The LeClaire Team of Marcus & Millichap brokered the sale of two U·Store·It properties in Miami. The locations were sold separately, each to private real estate investment groups, and closed at $2,973,000 and $4,635,000 respectively. ...More
    February 19, 2009 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • The Hurt of the Free Month
    Beware the self-storage freebie, my friends. Not only is it potentially risky to use the word "free" in relation to self-storage advertising and promotions, the execution of free offers can be a detriment to your own business, as well as to other storage businesses in ...More
    February 19, 2009 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Sovran Self Storage: 4Q 2008 Financial Results, Expectations for 2009
    Sovran Self Storage Inc., a self-storage real estate investment trust, recently reported operating results for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2008, and revealed expectations for the coming year. ...More
    February 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • 2Q 2009 Survey Launches for Self-Storage Confidence Index, Feb. 23
    The Self-Storage Confidence Index survey for the second quarter of 2009 will launch on Feb. 23, continuing through March 10. The survey records next-quarter expectations in the critical areas of sales, profit, hiring, expenditures and industry economic outlook. ...More
    February 19, 2009 Posted in News