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  • Stress-Free
    OK, there’s no such thing as a stress-free life. When I sat down to my desk this morning, with my to-do lists (yes, that’s plural), I had a moment where it all seemed like too much. You know the feeling ... there’s so much to do you’re not even ...More
    April 1, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Deciding on Outsourced Management
    A third-party management company has experience in property management, including finding, hiring, training and placement of onsite management staff and accounting and maintenance services. It will set up and handle all day-to-day operations and interaction with onsite ...More
    April 1, 2008 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles, Management
  • Need Professional Help? A Guide to Third-Party, Outsourced Management
    Managing a self-storage site takes a great deal of know-how and skill, particularly in today's sophisticated markets. Thanks to competition, a more demanding customer base and technological tools, facility operation is increasingly complex. ...More
    April 1, 2008 Posted in Reports
  • ISS Nashville Expo Includes Self-Storage Golf Tournament
    The Inside Self-Storage Expo in Nashville, Tenn., will include a golf tournament, scheduled to take place at the Gaylord Springs Golf Links at 1 p.m. on Oct. 7, 2008. ...More
    March 27, 2008 Posted in News
  • Shout Out to Green Supporter Watson
    Conrad Watson, the owner of Storage Plus in Massachusetts, has not only invested in environmentally friendly vehicles (three Toyota Prius hybrids), he's about to drop $45k on a solar-panel energy system at his facility. Granted, he'll save $5k per year on energy costs in ...More
    March 26, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • OpenTech and MiniCo Partner on Asia Self-Storage Venture
    OpenTech Alliance and MiniCo have formed a joint venture to deliver self-storage products and services to Asian markets. ...More
    March 26, 2008 Posted in News, Technology
  • Northern Prosperity
    I admit I'm biased toward Canada. My mother is Canadian, and I lived on both coasts for several years. And I'm by no means an economist, but I keep an eye on the financial activities of my second home, largely through the ubiquitous Internet. News on the Canadian money ...More
    March 26, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs
  • Self-Storage Sector Slips As Analysts Downgrade Stocks
    Stock shares of self-storage companies dropped today after Extra Space Storage Inc. and Public Storage Inc. were downgraded by several investment banks. ...More
    March 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • Cultivating Business
    Yesterday, ISS Editor Amy Campbell began the blog discussion on spring and cleaning and freshening up your self-storage site. It echoed back to my weekend, in fact, when I walked around my yard to assess how it weathered the winter. With spring in the air, I am ...More
    March 25, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • New Self-Storage REIT Registers $1B IPO
    Strategic Storage Trust Inc., a public, non-traded self-storage REIT, has registered a $1 billion initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. ...More
    March 24, 2008 Posted in News