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  • Using Solar Power for Alternative Energy in Self-Storage
    Once just a way to warm your home or pool, solar power is gaining ground in the self-storage industry. Read about two facilities that grabbed the opportunity to save some kilowatts and rally around Mother Earth.As the chief operating officer for Storage Investment ...More
    July 13, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles
  • Why are WE the bad guys?
    People's wallets are a light these days. Home foreclosures are up. Morale, and business, for a lot of folks, is down. The expendable income isn't flowing the way it used to. And somehow in this time of economic angst, self-storage has emerged as an ogre. This week, yet ...More
    July 11, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • The Realities of Today's Self-Storage Market
    Capital-market volatility during the past 12 months has significantly changed the landscape for self-storage real estate investing and financing. If you have applied for a loan in the past eight to 10 months, you’ve likely noticed these changes firsthand. Gone are the ...More
    July 11, 2008 Doug McCarron and Devin Huber Posted in Articles, Finance, Real Estate
  • Self-Storage Talk Online Community Exceeds 2,000 Posts
    In less than six months, Self-Storage Talk (, the self-storage industry’s newest online forum and community, has surpassed 2,000 member posts. ...More
    July 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Big Yellow Announces 1Q Financial Results, Profit Up 7 Percent
    U.K. self-storage company Big Yellow has reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2008, and profit is up 7 percent. ...More
    July 9, 2008 Posted in News
  • Big Toys Need a Home
    A couple of weeks ago, my daughter took my almost brand new horse trailer home so her husband could install a few accessories. The idea was to save a little money. She and her husband own a home in a new community. They know they have an HOA but were unaware of ...More
    July 9, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Requiring Credit or Debit Cards for Self-Storage Rentals
    If I could offer you a product to substantially increase your ability to easily collect rents every month, with the potential for less “missing” money and mistakes, would you buy it? Ironically, it’s not for sale, and it may be something already in your ...More
    July 9, 2008 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles, Legal Issues
  • Marcus & Millichap Releases Mid-Year Report on Capital, Real Estate and Investment Trends
    Marcus & Millichap released its Special Research Report for mid-year 2008, addressing capital markets, real estate and investment trends. ...More
    July 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • Listen Up!
    Active listening helps self-storage business owners improve their customer-service skills. ...More
    July 8, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Wanted: Young Property Managers
    Let’s face it: Baby boomers are retiring at a rapid pace. And while you likely still have a decent pool of near-retirees to choose from, that pool is getting shallower each year. Plus, today’s self-storage manager must be more than just a watchman. Duties ...More
    July 7, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs