• Connecticut's Planet Self Storage Gets Solar Energy System Thanks to Grant from CCEF
    Planet Self Storage of Newington, Conn., will be installing 27.72-kilowatt DC solar photovoltaic system thanks to a $128,000 grant awarded by the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. ...More
    July 9, 2007 Posted in News, Technology
  • USstoragesearch.com and ISS Announce Second in Free Webinar Series
    USstoragesearch.com and Inside Self-Storage (ISS) have announced the second in a free, three-part webinar series designed to help facility owner/operators increase their bottom line using the power of the Internet. ...More
    July 3, 2007 Posted in News
  • Don't JUMP on the Environmental Bandwagon ... DRIVE IT!
    [A guest blog spot by ISS Associate Editor Elaine Foxwell.] We recently posted this item to the ISS "Hot News Feed": “Divine Development LP, in alliance with the Agape Foundation and Mobile Master Trucks, has developed the first "green" business grant available to the ...More
    July 2, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blog
  • MST Constructors Expands Corporate Office, Relocates West Coast Branch
    MST Constructors Inc., a turnkey general contractor, is expanding its Texas-based corporate headquarters and has relocated its West Coast office to a larger campus. ...More
    July 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • Real Estate Roundup
    Benjamin Franklin once said, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” The same holds true in the real estate business, except we can expect an even greater return when trying to cut operating expenses. At one time or another, we’ve all looked at our to-do list and thought, “I can ...More
    July 2, 2007 Ben Vestal Posted in Articles
  • Building Through Conversion
    While self-storage conversions seem to be getting a lot of attention these days, they certainly aren’t a new idea. Since the real estate crash of the late ’80s and early ’90s, conversions have become not only a viable alternative to conventional self-storage, but in many ...More
    July 2, 2007 Gayel Weaver Posted in Articles
  • ISS Flash Report
    Jackson is the capital and most populous city in Mississippi. The Jackson metropolitan statistical area (MSA) includes Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Rankin and Simpson counties. Jackson is home to several major industries: electrical equipment and machinery, processed food, and ...More
    July 2, 2007 Self Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles, Development
  • Movin’ On Up?
    Considering a conversion or facility expansion? Self-storage developers can use light-gauge structural steel mezzanines to double rentable space while also seeking to maximize property value. Existing commercial buildings are especially attractive to developers of ...More
    July 2, 2007 Charles H. Cordes Posted in Articles
  • Prodigal Storage Son Returns
    A few years ago, I sold the company I founded, City Self-Storage, to a real estate group. The sale left me with mixed feelings. I was pleased my financial position was improved, but I immediately missed working with industry colleagues. I packed my office and moved to a ...More
    July 2, 2007 Carl August Svensen-Ameln Posted in Articles
  • What Meets the Eye … And Then Some
    I recently went on a trip to London during which I had one sacred afternoon with no planned activities. No tourist lines, ancient rock formations or palaces were on my agenda. Instead, I indulged in my favorite pastime: shopping! I chose Oxford Street, a central location ...More
    July 2, 2007 Amy Fuhlman Posted in Articles