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  • The Self-Storage Lease
    Ifit’s been awhile since you last reviewed and updated your self-storage rental agreement, you could be missing some important clauses—ones that stand between you and a lawsuit. This article addresses the types of provisions necessary in a modern-day ...More
    March 1, 2006 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles
  • The Hurricane Chronicles
    During the furious hurricane season of 2005, storage facilities across Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas sustained serious damage. Few were prepared for the level of destruction, though some had learned from past storms and were better able to handle the turmoil. ...More
    March 1, 2006 Kathleen Hardesty Posted in Articles
  • Real Estate Roundup: The Northeast
    This month, I gathered real estate experts to discuss the state of self-storage in the Northeast. Let’s hear what they have to say about their respective cities and regions. Our panel includes: Linda Cinelli, LC Realty, North Branch, N.J.; John Lisowski, Grubb & Ellis, ...More
    March 1, 2006 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Finance
  • The Sweet Science of Storage
    The Sweet Science of Storage Boxing enthusiasts will be familiar with the phrase “the sweet science of bruising.” Though it’s often attributed to A.J. Liebling, a sports writer for The New Yorker from 1935 to 1963, the source was actually Liebling’s literary idol Pierce ...More
    March 1, 2006 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • At the Car Wash: Legal Considerations for Small Business
    There’s an old joke that given the choice between hazardous-waste dumps and lawyers, most states would choose waste dumps. Isn’t it sad that the representatives of our legal system have such a poor reputation? No doubt attorneys face a public relations problem— deserved or ...More
    March 1, 2006 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles
  • Business Structures for Investment Real Estate
    A decade ago it was easy. If you were purchasing real estate as an investment, you either held it individually or as a partnership. The partnership had one of two forms: It was a general or a limited partnership. Corporate ownership of real estate was not really an option ...More
    March 1, 2006 D. Carlos Kaslow Posted in Articles
  • Best Practices in Tenant Screening
    These days, self-storage operators face countless security challenges, and many have considered the use of tenant screening to prevent criminals from causing dangerous or costly incidents at their sites. The process is beneficial for businesses as well as the communities ...More
    March 1, 2006 Darin Barney and John Hall Posted in Articles
  • Choosing Your Insurance Professional
    Most of us are familiar with the process of buying insurance, having purchased it for our homes or vehicles. But commercial coverage is a horse of a different color. When it comes to protecting your business, how do you choose the right professional to assist with your ...More
    March 1, 2006 Toni Bader Posted in Articles
  • Privacy Rights in Self-Storage
    What obligation does a self-storage operator have to protect tenants and employees from the risk of identity theft? Although the answer generally depends on federal and state laws, it is ultimately based on the operator’s individual effort to safeguard customer and staff ...More
    March 1, 2006 Scott I. Zucker Posted in Articles
  • Storage in The Netherlands
    The Dutch self-storage market is about eight years old and steadily growing. Most of the country’s 80 active facilities are successful, with big players such as Shurgard (30 stores), Citybox (10), Allafe (5), Extrabox (3), Kubus (3), SafeStorage (3) and Devon Self ...More
    March 1, 2006 Erwin Fleer Posted in Articles