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  • Self-Storage Members Raise $5k for Toys for Tots
    Self-storage facility members of raised nearly $5,000 for the U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program during the 2008 holiday season. ...More
    February 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • Mixed-Use Development: The Next Frontier for Self-Storage
    The mixed-use combination of retail businesses and self-storage is gaining favor in desirable commercial and retail corridors. Retail outlets acting as demand generators are attracting increased traffic to self-storage properties. Subsequently, self-storage operators are ...More
    February 9, 2009 Marc A. Boorstein Posted in Articles, Development, Real Estate
  • Evaluating Your Self-Storage Finances
    The current economic climate has slowed real estate transactions and caused declines in self-storage property values. Consulting a real estate expert specializing in self-storage will either set a self-storage owner’s mind at ease or help develop a plan to mitigate the ...More
    February 7, 2009 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Finance, Real Estate
  • Stellar Asset Invests in U.K. Self-Storage
    Stellar Asset Management launched a fund that seeks a minimum annual income of 6 percent by investing in self-storage space facilities in the Midlands and Northwest England. The Stellar Income Fund is seeking to raise £1m to fund its first investment, with the ...More
    February 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • UNITS Franchise Opens in San Antonio
    David Williams is opening a franchise of UNITS Mobile Storage, a portable storage company, in San Antonio. The 13,000-square-foot warehouse is on 1.5 acres near San Antonio International Airport. Williams owns the first UNITS franchise in the city. ...More
    February 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Catch the Villain if You Can
    Last week, a Jack in the Box employee was severely beaten outside his restaurant near Lakeport, Calif., and police are hoping the video surveillance from a nearby self-storage facility will help them apprehend a suspect. After the incident took place, authorities found an ...More
    February 5, 2009 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Jobless Claims Reaches 26-Year High
    A record number of Americans are applying for unemployed insurance as new jobless claims soared to a more than 26-year high, according to government data released Thursday. ...More
    February 5, 2009 Posted in News
  • National Self-Storage Snapshot: Real Estate
    Fundamentals in the national self-storage market have remained healthy compared to most other property sectors, including the retail, office and industrial sectors. But the downfall of the housing market may soften the self-storage market. ...More
    February 5, 2009 Steve Ekovich Posted in Articles, Construction, Finance, Real Estate
  • Green Construction Trends
    Despite a slowdown in overall construction across the country, consumers and builders are still moving forward with projects and products that are more Earth-friendly. In the latest issue of, writer Jerry Yudelson lists the top 10 green building trends. He ...More
    February 4, 2009 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Tips for Finding Health Insurance
    Thousands of Americans who've lost their jobs during the recession are now in dire need of affordable health care. Health experts suggest they look into joining their spouses' insurance program, private insurance and government programs. ...More
    February 4, 2009 Posted in News