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  • Show Me the Money
    Show Me the MoneyPreparing yourself and your property for financing By R.K. Kliebenstein What should an owner do before refinancing or applying for a construction loan? What are the expectations? Are you ready? This article will help prepare you to work with a lender so he ...More
    November 1, 2000 R.K. Kliebenstein Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Delivering Customer Service
    Delivering Customer ServiceUsing design and operating guidelines to 'make good' on your promises By Jim Kane To Whom It May Concern: Please be advised that unit #3088 is now clean and unoccupied. For the record, I would like to state I am disappointed in your facilities. ...More
    November 1, 2000 Jim Kane Posted in Articles, Development
  • The Big Financial Picture
    The Big Financial PictureSelf-storage retains its advantages, bright future By Michael Parham True commercial development of self-storage began in the late 1960s by several industry pioneers who recognized a growing demand for residential and commercial storage. These were ...More
    November 1, 2000 Michael Parham Posted in Articles, Development, Finance
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 11/2000: A Top Shop!
    A Top Shop!Measuring results in self-storage By Jim Chiswell If you are not measuring results, can you really be certain you and your management team are as successful as you think? I have asked that question of many self-storage owners over the past 16 years. The usual ...More
    November 1, 2000 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Protecting Your Facility Against Winter Weather
      Protecting Your Facility Against Winter Weather By David Wilhite Are you ready for winter? Freezing temperatures, blustery winds, ice, sleet and snow can all cause severe damage to your self-storage facility and property, especially if you are not prepared for them. ...More
    November 1, 2000 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • What's in Store
    What's in StoreGetting a glimpse of the self-storage financing future By Neal Gussis The title of this article says a lot more than it's initial implication, because the financing "store" has changed quite a bit since this publication's last annual finance issue ...More
    November 1, 2000 Neal Gussis Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Records Management in Smaller Markets
    Records Management in Smaller MarketsA real opportunity for self-storage By Cary F. McGovern All markets, regardless of size, are good records-management markets in our paper-intensive environment. The only difference between markets is volume. The single best market ...More
    November 1, 2000 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Trachte Building Systems
    Trachte Building Systems100 years and counting Trachte Brothers outgrow their space and purchase a factory at 102 N. Dickinson St, Madison, Wis. This would be home to the manufacturing company until 1985. Trachte Building Systems Inc. of Sun Prairie, Wis., has been a ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • The Big Decision
    The Big DecisionIs now the time to sell your self-storage facility? By Mel Holsinger You're the proud owner of a self-storage facility and have been for several years. But now you have reached a point in your life where you are contemplating the luxury of living off the ...More
    October 1, 2000 Mel Holsinger Posted in Articles
  • Sale-and-Disposal Legal-Liability Coverage
      Sale-and-Disposal Legal-Liability Coverage By David Wilhite Sale-and-disposal legal-liability is an important coverage specific to the self-storage industry. It provides protection against conversion: the act of wrongfully taking, selling, using or destroying the ...More
    October 1, 2000 David Wilhite Posted in Articles