• REAL ESTATE ROUNDUP
    Our roundtable of experts this month discusses the self-storage market in the Southeastern United States. William Barnhill, Representing the Florida Panhandle Omega Properties Inc., Mobile, Ala. Occupancy levels in northwest Florida have benefited from additional demand ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Just Starting Out?
    Self-storage may look like a sure-fire cash cow to curious investors; but with land prices, insurance costs and real estate taxes skyrocketing, understanding the finely tuned operational needs of this real estate investment is key to a successful project. Using an ...More
    April 2, 2007 Linnea Appleby Posted in Articles
  • AT THE CAR WASH
    Is it possible to run your business remotely? expansion, multiple locations and absentee management are tempting scenarios as we grow and change our facilities. It’s said in the car wash business that “owning just one isn’t enough”—and many self-storage facility owners feel ...More
    April 2, 2007 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Media Watchdog
    As the self-storage industry permeates our communities, it receives increasing attention from mainstream media outlets—and not always favorably. As industry professionals, we should be aware of how self-storage is presented to the public. Media Watchdog is devoted to ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Hungry for Development?
    People with a track record in other business types often think self-storage is no different than anything else. Investors who enter the business with an open mind and a willingness to learn from experts have a much greater chance to meet goals quickly and successfully. True ...More
    April 2, 2007 Ray McRae Posted in Articles, Development
  • FROM THE EDITOR
    The last time I saw a live Rolling Stones concert was probably at least a dozen years ago, during the second-to-last (or was it the third?) final tour for the band. Shea Stadium’s bleachers were flooded with fans, some of whom were dripping off the higher tiers to the ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • ISS Flash Report
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    April 2, 2007 Self Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles, Development
  • Self-Evaluation
    The debate over professional management companies vs. owner-managed properties has been ongoing for many years, with no end in sight. Each has its merits and downfalls, and it’s up to property owners to evaluate their situations candidly and determine what is right for ...More
    April 2, 2007 Tammy Ross Posted in Articles
  • ISS 2007 Scholarship Winners
    A new roster of college students has won assistance from Inside Self-Storage. The ISS Scholarship Program encourages educational pursuits and rewards the hard work of students closely affiliated with self-storage. Entrants are required to work in the industry or have ...More
    April 2, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Table of Contents - April 2007
    Management Companies:Who, What and Why Understand your options—and if you can make more money. By Mel Holsinger 10 Reasons to Hire Management Experts Avoid costly mistakes by using experienced fee management from the beginning. By Linnea Appleby Escape the Day-to-Day ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles, Technology