• Supplier Spotlight: Ace Security Inc.
    One small security company is proving that a combination of excellent service with high-quality products installed by conscientious people is a sure formula for success. Ace Security Solutions, based in Phoenix, is a one-man operation serving self-storage clients from ...More
    September 1, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Real Estate Roundup
    While the word “arbitrage” is usually thought of as a high-finance concept, viable opportunities might be available in the self-storage world. Arbitrage means investors can take advantage of pricing or other discrepancies in the marketplace. For example, if a stock sells on ...More
    September 1, 2007 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • Paving the Way to Success
    We’re all aware of the volatility of the crude-oil market over the past 12 months. So, you may ask, how is this affecting your parking lots and, more important, your budget?Crude oil is used to produce different grades of asphalt cement (AC), the binder that holds ...More
    September 1, 2007 Steve Brahney Posted in Articles
  • Legal Perspectives
    Recently, an area manager in Minnesota inquired about protocol for a tenant’s change of address. A renter’s property was sold because of non-payment, but he claimed he hadn’t received the notices required by statute. According to the tenant, he had sent a change of address ...More
    September 1, 2007 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles
  • ISS Flash Report
    The Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura metropolitan statistical area (MSA) boundaries encompass all of Ventura County, Calif. The metro area is comprised of two key population centers: the Oxnard Plain and the Conejo/Simi Valleys. It also contains the rural regions of Santa Clara ...More
    September 1, 2007 Self Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles, Development
  • Table of Contents - September 2007
    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Inside Self-Storage is pleased to offer this web-only feature article to complement its September 2007 print edition. Enjoy!Building a Future in Self-StorageDean Brown of American Steel Buildings shares tips on things to consider before you invest in ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Building for Money or ‘How to Marry Rich Customers’
    A friend of mind once founded a magazine for the women of Orange County, Calif., and enjoyed immediate attention and success by featuring a cover story titled, ”How to Marry a Rich Man.” Self-storage owners also like clientele who are well-to-do and have found ...More
    September 1, 2007 Dan Curtis Posted in Articles, Construction
  • In the Ring With Planning and Zoning
    For many storage owners and developers, dealing with planning and zoning boards feels a lot like getting in the ring. But before you come out fighting, you should understand the political side of this “sweet science.” It’s a match you may be able win without even taking a ...More
    September 1, 2007 Bruce McCardle Posted in Articles
  • People
    If you have a staff-related announcement such as a promotion, new hire or award you would like to include in the magazine, send an e-mail to storagenews@vpico.com. High-resolution, digital photos are appreciated. Trachte Adds Eight to Staff Andrew Hoffman accepted the ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Development
  • Managing for Dollars
    Management companies are frequently asked to review new self-storage projects, but not until the facilities are close to opening. While these companies can assist with a number of important issues even at that late date, it’s much more practical to schedule this kind of ...More
    September 1, 2007 Linnea Appleby Posted in Articles