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  • Real Estate Roundup
    Benjamin Franklin once said, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” The same holds true in the real estate business, except we can expect an even greater return when trying to cut operating expenses. At one time or another, we’ve all looked at our to-do list and thought, “I can ...More
    July 2, 2007 Ben Vestal Posted in Articles
  • Building Through Conversion
    While self-storage conversions seem to be getting a lot of attention these days, they certainly aren’t a new idea. Since the real estate crash of the late ’80s and early ’90s, conversions have become not only a viable alternative to conventional self-storage, but in many ...More
    July 2, 2007 Gayel Weaver Posted in Articles
  • ISS Flash Report
    Jackson is the capital and most populous city in Mississippi. The Jackson metropolitan statistical area (MSA) includes Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Rankin and Simpson counties. Jackson is home to several major industries: electrical equipment and machinery, processed food, and ...More
    July 2, 2007 Self Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles, Development
  • Movin’ On Up?
    Considering a conversion or facility expansion? Self-storage developers can use light-gauge structural steel mezzanines to double rentable space while also seeking to maximize property value. Existing commercial buildings are especially attractive to developers of ...More
    July 2, 2007 Charles H. Cordes Posted in Articles
  • Prodigal Storage Son Returns
    A few years ago, I sold the company I founded, City Self-Storage, to a real estate group. The sale left me with mixed feelings. I was pleased my financial position was improved, but I immediately missed working with industry colleagues. I packed my office and moved to a ...More
    July 2, 2007 Carl August Svensen-Ameln Posted in Articles
  • What Meets the Eye … And Then Some
    I recently went on a trip to London during which I had one sacred afternoon with no planned activities. No tourist lines, ancient rock formations or palaces were on my agenda. Instead, I indulged in my favorite pastime: shopping! I chose Oxford Street, a central location ...More
    July 2, 2007 Amy Fuhlman Posted in Articles
  • A Self-Storage Cinderella Story
    With the increase of multimillion-dollar self-storage projects that feature state-of-the art security, software and amenities, owners of older properties struggle to compete for market share. The solution? Renovation—at a reasonable cost. Every property, regardless of age, ...More
    July 2, 2007 Sharon Pallas Posted in Articles
  • Art of Marketing
    If you’ve ever read the classic Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell, you know most people have love, money and anything they desire well within their reach. If you haven’t had the pleasure, I recommend the book as a “must read” for just about anybody. The story is about ...More
    July 2, 2007 Derek M. Naylor Posted in Articles
  • Rental-Truck Maintenance
    Maintenance: 1) to keep or keep up; 2) to keep in continuance or in a certain state of repair; 3) to support by providing what is needed. The majority of people reading this article are entrepreneurs who run their own businesses. Hopefully, you know what it takes to run and ...More
    July 2, 2007 Kirk W. Nash Posted in Articles
  • Letter From the Editor
    On my street, there’s a lady by the name of Dorothy. Now, I’m no spring chicken, but compared to Dorothy whose 95, I’m really young. Still, that’s not the only reason I like having her in my neighborhood. In these parts, all the houses are really old; most are even older ...More
    July 2, 2007 Posted in Articles