• An Enterprise Solution
    If you are an operator of multiple self-storage sites, this article is for you. It explains how your operation can have all of its sites operating from a central database. You may have heard the term “enterprise solution,” a phrase commonly used in the computer industry. An ...More
    May 1, 2004 Steve Hyman Posted in Articles, Technology
  • What’s Your USP?
    The challenge of every self-storage owner is to demonstrate to potential renters that his facility is different from the competition. Why? Because the average renter thinks all facilities are basically the same. In the minds of the general public, storage is a commodity. ...More
    April 1, 2004 Fred Gleeck Posted in Articles
  • Positive News for U.K. Self-Storage
    By the time you read this, who knows what will have happened in the U.K. self-storage market? The last quarter of 2003 and the first month of 2004 was all "go, go, go" with the industry’s publicly listed companies.It started last year with a buyout offer for Safestore ...More
    April 1, 2004 Andrew Donaldson Posted in Articles
  • The Great 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 of brokers includes: Linda Cinelli, LC Realty, North Branch, N.J.; and Joseph Mendola, The ...More
    April 1, 2004 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • Software & Technology Vendor Showcase
    Inside Self-Storage is pleased to express its gratitude to the software and technology vendors that support this annual edition through the purchase of advertising. Look for ads from all of the following suppliers in the body of this issue. Centershift Inc. 2005 East 2700 ...More
    April 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • International Opportunities 101
    Where are the borders of the land of self-storage opportunity? Do they cross “the pond,” or are they right here in our own backyard? Recently, there has been much debate over the opportunities for U.S. self-storage developers to expand into the European and ...More
    April 1, 2004 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles, Development
  • Big World Business
    At the time of this writing, I have just returned from the Inside Self-Storage annual expo in Las Vegas. Many consider this event to be the leading tradeshow of the industry, not only because of the number of participants, which continues to grow substantially, but also its ...More
    April 1, 2004 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Building Blocks
    Although we like to think of the European Union as a single entity, in the world of self-storage construction, every member country is unique, and facility developers face varying rules and regulations. But it is clear the objectives and goals for building a facility are ...More
    April 1, 2004 Dave Betts Posted in Articles
  • Global Protocol
    Americans do more business internationally than ever before, and the self-storage industry is following this trend. Some companies have branch offices or divisions in different countries, and often send their workers to live and work abroad for long periods of time. We have ...More
    April 1, 2004 Marjorie Brody Posted in Articles
  • The Planning Retreat
    One minute of planning saves 10 minutes of doing. In a time of short-term profits and a desire for immediate results, we struggle with this notion. If you have begun a records-storage business or are on the cusp of launching one, consider a facilitated focus retreat. In the ...More
    April 1, 2004 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles