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  • An Adjustment to the Debt Markets
    The commercial mortgage backed security (CMBS) market is now mature, with more than $200 billion of annual securitized volume originated in 2006, at least 15 percent growth, and more expected in 2007. The market was initiated in the mid-’80s when portfolio lenders sold off ...More
    November 1, 2007 Joseph Maehler and Todd Rhodes Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Real Estate
    If you have a sales, grand opening, groundbreaking or other transaction you would like listed here, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to Argus Self Storage Sales Network broker affiliate Mark Keys, of ...More
    November 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Top 10 Management Skills
    A self-storage manager can make all the difference, good or bad, in a facility’s performance and the way the business is perceived by the public. A successful manager equals a successful storage operation! Here are 10 essential skills to making the most of your position, ...More
    November 1, 2007 Carrie Duff Posted in Articles
  • Contemplating Cost Segregation
    A decade ago, you could build a self-storage facility in almost any location, raise rents and clip coupons. Before long, owners were in phase-two mode and thinking about quitting their day jobs. Boy, have times changed! But one thing that hasn’t changed is the cash-flow ...More
    November 1, 2007 Mark de Stefanis Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Products & Services
    If you have a product or service you would like featured in this section, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to SMD Software SiteLink Web Edition SMD Software now offers SiteLink Web Edition with cost-saving ...More
    November 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Supplier Spotlight
    Entrepreneurs never stop dreaming up ways to make things easier and faster for American consumers, who can never seem to get enough of easy and fast. That’s just what Bill Norris thought when he founded Go Mini’s, a portable-storage company headquartered in Jacksonville, ...More
    November 1, 2007 Drew Whitney Posted in Articles
  • From the Editor
    If you tap into news sources regarding real estate and financing, it isn’t exactly pretty right now. According to, many Americans are falling behind mortgage payments while stagnant home prices and rising interest rates slam housing affordability. The New York ...More
    November 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Finance
  • ISS Flash Report: Corpus Christi, Texas
    The Corpus Christi, Texas, metropolitan statistical area (MSA) ranks 113 in the nation in terms of size. The Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corp. will organize, coordinate and lead the expansion of the region’s economic base through actions and programs ...More
    November 1, 2007 Self Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles
  • Storage Finance Made Simple: Loan Types, Packages and Lenders
    All self-storage owners, developers and investors have one thing in common: they need money to get started in the business! ...More
    November 1, 2007 Posted in Reports
  • Toward a Tenant-Driven Business Model
    In general, self-storage has been a relatively low-risk, profitable niche in the real estate market for an extended period of time. But the emphasis has been on selling space as a commodity and maximizing profit for the property developer and operator. Although the past few ...More
    November 1, 2007 Larry Jenkins Posted in Articles