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  • Making Conversions Work: From (Fill in the Blank) to a Self-Storage Use
    With land being expensive or scarce in many self-storage markets, developers often turn to the prospect of conversion to find a successful site. But not just any building will do. ...More
    July 24, 2008 Posted in Webinars
  • A Piece of the SATC Pie
    Some people may not think self-storage is sexy, but others may beg to differ ... especially if one happens to take in the movie thriller of the summer, Sex and the City (SATC).The New Line Cinema flick blew the doors of box offices nationwide when it opened ...More
    July 23, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Self-Storage Upkeep Creates Facility Longevity and Appeal
    Put yourself in the shoes of a potential renter. Would you want to store your valuables at an ill-maintained facility? What kind of message do damaged panels, rusted doors, broken fences or scattered garbage send to a prospective customer? The typical renter has already ...More
    July 23, 2008 Jeff Bouchard Posted in Articles
  • SA Self Storage Investments Expands With South Africa Facility
    N14 Self Storage in Johannesburg, South Africa, is the first of five new facilities being developed throughout the country by SA Self Storage Investments this year. ...More
    July 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • Let's Hear it for Green!
    For the past couple of months, I’ve been researching and writing about the green movement and how it relates to the self-storage industry. In the July issue, we ran a piece about two self-storage facilities using solar energy, and offered self-storage managers and ...More
    July 22, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs ...
    It's a year of heightened political buzz, not just because of the approaching presidential election, but because the American people are aching for change. And in the midst of the emotional ferocity that surrounds momentous decisions and precipitous events, self-storage ...More
    July 21, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Four Financing Sources for Renovating Self-Storage
    Fresh paint, safe and secure storage areas, attractive landscaping ... smart business owners know that both small and large capital expenditures can go a long way toward improving their self- storage facilities’ cash flow and resale value. So the question is not if ...More
    July 21, 2008 Georgia Ragsdale Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Preserving Paint at Self-Storage Facilities: Buildings, Doors and More
    Paint is often one of the first considerations of maintenance plans. But did you know annual losses attributed to improper paint maintenance runs into the billions of dollar? Read on to learn how you can save, instead of lose, on your paint upkeep.One of the most important ...More
    July 19, 2008 Teresa Sedmak Posted in Articles
  • Caring for Your Portable-Storage Containers
    If you offer portable-storage service, you should have a regular maintenance routine to ensure years of reliable delivery and storage. The manufacturer of your containers can provide a specific checklist. In addition, here are some common maintenance tasks to keep your ...More
    July 18, 2008 Steve Hajewski Posted in Articles
  • Sustainable Building Products for Self-Storage
    Manufacturers of building products for the self-storage industry will be under greater pressure in the coming years to report the sustainable attributes of its products to developers and building teams. Until now, green building projects have only represented about 10 ...More
    July 17, 2008 Paul Nutcher Posted in Articles