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  • Finance Workbook
    As most owners and developers of self-storage properties know, obtaining the right financing package can be confusing. You can simplify the process by understanding the different loan types and how to package your request. The majority of storage projects are financed by ...More
    February 1, 2007 Kenneth Hirsch and Rosemary Jensen Posted in Articles, Finance
  • 10 Storage Acquisition Rules
    Buying self-storage? Beware of not having experienced representation in the acquisition process. Whether buying one store or 100, the principles of prudent acquisition processes and decisions are the same. Armed with good information and analysis, you’ll be able to ...More
    February 1, 2007 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles
  • Facility Shopping
    Purchasing a self-storage facility can be a daunting task. With intense competition from investors and so few properties available, it’s difficult to find one that makes economic sense. The most desirable regions of the country remain sellers’ markets, but opportunities are ...More
    February 1, 2007 Bill Alter Posted in Articles
  • ISS Extends Pre-Registration Rates for Las Vegas Expo
    The discount pre-registration rates for the Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Feb. 20-23, 2007, have been extended to Feb. 15th. ...More
    January 30, 2007 Posted in News
  • Mummy Dearest
    What was last week's top self-storage story in the media? Yeah, total grotesquerie: a partially mummified baby found wrapped in newspaper and stuffed in a suitcase in a Florida storage unit. Just the kind of press we all relish, eh? The scoop is a 46-year-old New Jersey ...More
    January 29, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Grubb & Ellis Releases Global and Regional Real Estate Forecasts
    Grubb & Ellis Co. recently released its 2007 Global Real Estate Forecast, which indicates the U.S. commercial leasing markets should continue to improve this year. ...More
    January 26, 2007 Posted in News
  • Going Solar and Braving the Cold
    On the coat tails of my last couple of blog posts, which addressed the issue of environmentally friendly building techniques for self-storage, I read a news item in the Novato (Calif.) Advance about a facility gone solar. North Bay Self Storage and Southpoint Lofts (a ...More
    January 24, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • U.K. Mogul Sells Armadillo Self Storage for $40M
    Entrepreneur Alister Jack has sold his U.K.-based Armadillo Self Storage business to financial and banking conglomerate HSBC for £40 million. ...More
    January 24, 2007 Posted in News
  • Self-Storage Featured at Bank of America REIT Summit
    The self-storage industry will be highlighted at the 2007 “Out of the Box” REIT Summit, hosted by Bank of America on Jan. 25th at the Le Parker Meridien Hotel in New York City. ...More
    January 23, 2007 Posted in News
  • CBRE Hosts Property Tour at Inside Self-Storage Vegas Expo
    Investors interested in viewing self-storage properties available in the Las Vegas market can participate in a free tour sponsored by CB Richard Ellis during the Inside Self-Storage Expo at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Feb. 20-23, 2007. ...More
    January 22, 2007 Posted in News