• What’s So Special About Boat/RV Storage?
    Just when you think you’ve got self-storage figured out, boat and RV storage slips in with a new twist. Many facilities have had a few boat and RV spaces all along, so what’s the big deal? Making the numbers work on a facility primarily provides boat and RV storage may be ...More
    October 1, 2007 Donna May Posted in Articles
  • Facility Spotlight
    This investment was originally a land bank. Weber and I are land brokers/investors who’d been buying land in the area for about two years. We originally chose the area because of its natural beauty and proximity to Lake Mead. Overton, in the Moapa Valley, with a population ...More
    October 1, 2007 Randy Milmeister Posted in Articles
  • Outside the Box
    A dozen years ago, when Marty Kosmynka entered the self-storage industry and developed his first project, good fortune meant financial success. Nowadays, his focus is more about overcoming challenges, cherishing family and seeking reward through helping others. Kosmynka’s ...More
    October 1, 2007 Drew Whitney Posted in Articles
  • Insurance Insights
    Our industry has changed a lot in the last 30 years, with the addition of ancillary products and services. Self-storage is certainly evolving. The business itself is defined similarly by many state laws. For example, in Kansas, “self-service storage facility” means “any ...More
    October 1, 2007 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles
  • Boat & RV Storage: Cruising Toward Profit, Product Diversity and Customer Approval
    Self-storage operators around the country are realizing the phenomenal profit potential of offering boat and RV storage on their sites. The rise in recreational-vehicle ownership and use combined with tightened municipal codes in residential communities has bolstered the ...More
    October 1, 2007 Posted in Reports
  • Public Storage Allies With Budget Rental Trucks
    Public Storage, the world's largest owner and operator of self-storage facilities, has chosen Budget Truck Rental LLC as its exclusive third-party provider of rental trucks. ...More
    September 28, 2007 Posted in News
  • Reaping Prosperity in the East
    [A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Elaine Foxwell.] This is my fifth year working on the Inside Self-Storage U.K./Europe supplement magazine, and I've noticed a change. In the past, many articles originated from the United Kingdom, where the industry is about 16 ...More
    September 28, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blog
  • ISS and USstoragesearch.com Host Third in Online-Marketing Webinar Series
    On Oct. 3, USstoragesearch.com and Inside Self-Storage (ISS) will host the final installment of a three-part webinar series designed to help facility owner/operators increase their bottom line using the power of the Internet. ...More
    September 25, 2007 Posted in News
  • Self-Storage Construction: Site Selection, Layout and Building Options
    Whether you're a self-storage novice or a veteran, you know the importance of proper site layout—it's the delicate balance between maximizing your land and meeting the market's needs while turning a healthy profit ...More
    September 25, 2007 Posted in Webinars
  • In Different Worlds?
    A guest blog spot by Megan Eckert, executive vice president of USstoragesearch.com. Have you ever tried to explain time zones to a 5-year-old? Well, let me tell you, it doesn’t work too well. I recently went back to my hometown and spent some time with friends and family. ...More
    September 24, 2007 Posted in Blog