• Site Selection Makes or Breaks the Deal
    Selecting the correct site for a self-storage facility is the most important decision an owner has to make. Let me repeat: Selecting the correct site for a self-storage facility is the most important decision an owner has to make. Why? Because everything else depends on it. ...More
    September 1, 2007 Terry Campbell Posted in Articles, Development
  • Product Showcase: Automated Locker Retrieval
    When you send a boomerang flying, it returns right back to its point of origination. The same holds true for Boomerang, the self-storage automation system. Confused? Hold on to your hat, because you’re about to enter the next dimension of self-storage. It’s called Automated ...More
    September 1, 2007 Drew Whitney Posted in Articles, Technology
  • From the Editor
    Back in the ’90s, my husband and I built our first house. Oh, the lessons we learned! Every step of the way, it seemed we’d take a tumble, regain our ground and begin again unsteadily. Subcontractors missed items on bids and reported for the job on dates long past original ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • A View From the Street
    The “build it and they will come” philosophy only works when written into a movie with Kevin Costner luring scores of fans to his “field of dreams.” But the days of constructing a successful self-storage facility on some unused portion of Uncle Joe’s land are over. If you ...More
    September 1, 2007 Neal Gussis and Minh Tran Posted in Articles, Development
  • Adventures in Storage
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    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Building a Future in Self-Storage
    Across the country, entrepreneurs are talking about self-storage. The buzz is investing in this business can be very profitable. What's more, seasoned investors aren’t the only ones with their eye on the prize. With lower building and management costs than other real estate ...More
    September 1, 2007 Dean Brown Posted in Articles
  • Using Your Own Head, Part 2
    This is the second in a new series of columns addressing effective leadership, real success and how to relate to the people around us. "Building Rapport" is part of an interactive process in which reader contribution is the key to making it all work, so you are encouraged ...More
    September 1, 2007 Bruce McCardle Posted in Articles
  • Building a Future in Self-Storage
    Across the country, entrepreneurs are talking about self-storage. The buzz is investing in this business can be very profitable. What's more, seasoned investors aren’t the only ones with their eye on the prize. With lower building and management costs than other real estate ...More
    September 1, 2007 Dean Brown Posted in Articles, Development
  • Sponsors Sign on for Inside Self-Storage Developers' Seminar in Las Vegas
    The Developers' Seminar, one of the most popular attractions of the Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo, now has three sponsors: PTI Integrated Systems, SBS Construction and U.S. Door & Building Components. ...More
    August 31, 2007 Posted in News
  • Wonderfully Weightless, or Just Whack?
    It happens before every long weekend ... work will be progressing (or not progressing) as normal ... every cog and wheel churning along at its usual, pedantic pace ... then Thursday hits. Suddenly, many of your previously polite co-workers and customers have seemingly ...More
    August 31, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog