• MARKETING LIMELIGHT
    Yellow Pages representatives employed directly by the publisher will try selling you as many ad products as possible, including coupon space. It’s likely your rep will try to sell you on the value of coupons, but be wary. Little or no data exists to prove how well coupons ...More
    February 1, 2007 Sue Weinman Posted in Articles
  • ISS PUZZLER
    CONTEST: Enter your correct answers by Feb. 28, 2007, and you’ll be entered to win a deluxe “I Love the ISS Vegas Expo” poker set. Simply copy and fax your solved puzzle to 602.567.6857; or mail to Debbie Pirkey, Virgo Publishing, P.O. Box 40079, Phoenix, AZ, 85067-0079; or ...More
    February 1, 2007 Myles Mellor Posted in Articles
  • Inside the Investor’s Mind
    What determines the value of a self-storage facility? The answer is income—current and future. It’s what drives the value of all investments, including commercial real estate. People seek investment vehicles they believe will provide a risk-weighted return superior to ...More
    February 1, 2007 Dale Eisenman Posted in Articles
  • LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
    So, are you going to the Inside Self-Storage Expo in Las Vegas this month? Committing to industry education can seem like a luxury, I know. But you will return with a suitcase full of energy and ideas. Only you can decide if your business and career are worth the ...More
    February 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • NEWS
    Please submit your news releases to storagenews@vpico.com . Audit Gives Thumbs Up to Centershift’s Controls Centershift, a provider of web-based management software for the self-storage industry, successfully completed a Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70), ...More
    February 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Finance
  • STORAGE SPEAK
    It’s the month of the tradeshow. Wait, let me clarify that ... It’s the month of the tradeshow, the Inside Self-Storage Expo in Las Vegas. If you’ve seen any of the marketing collateral for this show, you know it’s the industry’s largest international conference and ...More
    February 1, 2007 Teri Lanza, ISS Business Development Manager Posted in Articles
  • ON THE WEB
    Check out web-exclusive features available at www.insideselfstorage.com, including fantastic freebies! Every month, ISS offers an array of online reader perks. Read more... ...More
    February 1, 2007 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. Bader Co. Declares Staff Changes Bader Co. promoted Christy ...More
    February 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • The Best of Times …
    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” begins Charles Dickens’ classic, A Tale of TwoCities. Today's self-storage market is the best for owners and buyers—more than at any time in the existence of our business. Better still, the “worst of times” has no place ...More
    February 1, 2007 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • How to Finance Your Self-Storage Property
    Most investors purchase self-storage for three reasons: cash flow, appreciation and tax benefits. Your goals will impact the kind of financing best for you. Cash flow is simply the gross revenue (rent) generated from the property minus operating expenses (insurance, taxes, ...More
    February 1, 2007 Matt Lexow-Gray Posted in Articles, Finance