• Super Staff: Find Them, Keep Them, Make Them Great
    It's true that self-storage requires little manpower to operate, but the position of manager is not a low-level, simple job. Especially in today's competitive markets, the strength of a site's employees can tip to the balance toward success or failure. ...More
    December 1, 2006 Posted in Reports
  • Extra Space and Zippi Networks Test Consignment Kiosks
    Extra Space Storage, one of the country's largest self-storage operators, and Zippi Networks, an eBay service provider, will test consignment kiosks in 10 of the storage company's facilities. ...More
    November 30, 2006 Posted in News, Technology
  • Crystal ball for construction professionals?
    I think most business professionals, particularly investors, would love to have a crystal ball in which to catch glimpses of their financial future. Self-storage developers take their chances with location, competition, zoning boards and the like. Of course, they hope to ...More
    November 29, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Sovran Self Storage Prices Stock Offering
    Real estate investment trust Sovran Self Storage announced a share price of $56.25 for its current stock offering, which ends Monday. ...More
    November 29, 2006 Posted in News
  • Big Yellow's Profits Surge
    Big Yellow Group PLC, the largest publicly traded self-storage operator in the United Kingdom, said its profit for the first half of the fiscal year increased 35 percent. ...More
    November 28, 2006 Posted in News
  • Self-Storage: The 'Classified Ad' of the Real Estate World
    Wondering what the heck I mean by THAT? Then you'll want to read today's blog post by Robert X. Cringely. He's drawn an interesting comparison between self-storage and the the classified ad section of your daily newspaper—both are "modest but lucrative" and generally ...More
    November 27, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Buchanan Partners With RBC Capital Markets
    Buchanan Storage Capital joined forces with the Real Estate Mortgage Capital Division of RBC Capital Markets to provide commercial mortgage-backed securities for the self-storage industry. ...More
    November 27, 2006 Posted in News, Finance
  • Simply Self Storage Jumps to Top of Private Owners List
    Last week, Simply Self Storage acquired a 48-property portfolio from EZ Storage, making it one of the largest privately owned self-storage companies in the United States. ...More
    November 22, 2006 Posted in News
  • North Pocono Storage Facilities Suffer Extreme Vandalism
    Vandals set fire to one North Pocono, Pa., self-storage facility this week and severely damaged another. The first was left in ruins and the other will require thousands of dollars in repairs, reported The Times-Tribune. ...More
    November 21, 2006 Posted in News
  • SIA and Streetview Group Launch Holiday Fundraiser
    Storage Investment Advisors LLP and The Streetview Group launched a “Giving Season Initiative” to help homeless families and abused children in Houston, Indianapolis and Los Angeles. ...More
    November 21, 2006 Posted in News