• Simply Self Storage Hosts Bowl-A-Thon to Support Cancer Prevention
    The Kurt O’Brien Foundation, a charitable organization founded by the CEO of Simply Self Storage, will host a bowl-a-thon on March 29 to raise funds for its cause. ...More
    March 14, 2008 Posted in News
  • Buchanan Launches Charitable Organization to Benefit Kids
    Buchanan Street Partners has formed its own 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Buchanan Children’s Charities, designed to improve the lives and educational opportunities of the nation’s youth. ...More
    March 13, 2008 Posted in News, Finance
  • Chartwell Insurance Sets Sights on Self-Storage
    Chartwell Independent Insurance Brokers LLC, a wholesale and specialty insurance broker, will launch a national marketing initiative focusing on the self-storage industry. ...More
    March 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • The Rest of the Story
    Too often the media runs a story, sometimes even a sensational one, but then the story fades and we don’t hear about its conclusion (if there is one). Several months ago, I found this little piece in the London Free Press: “High-Rise Concerns, Not Hells Angels, Block ...More
    March 12, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs
  • Weathering the Winter
    The weekend was a hard one for northerners. Ice storms debilitated many towns by dropping trees on power lines, kind of like a monstrous game of pick-up sticks, without any of the fun. Electricity blinked a few times in my house, and then it shut down completely by 10:30 ...More
    March 12, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • Former Shurgard Execs Form New Self-Storage Venture
    West Coast Self Storage Group, comprised of former executives of Shurgard Self Storage, has entered a joint venture with Catalyst Storage Partners to develop and acquire self-storage projects in major markets in the western United States. West Coast will find, develop, ...More
    March 11, 2008 Posted in News, Development
  • Self-Storage Holding Strong
    While there’s a lot of talk about a pending (or current, if you prefer) recession, the housing slump and other doom-and-gloom, the self-storage industry seems to be going strong, according to an article I recently read in the San Antonio Business Journal. The article states ...More
    March 10, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Construction Faces Inflation for Projects, Prices, Labor, Says AGC
    Non-residential construction will experience wide variance in demand, materials cost and labor availability in 2008, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. ...More
    March 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Towns are getting ideas ... Scary sales tax!
    As much as we've all willed it into non-existence, the reality is now pretty clear: Self-storage sales tax could very well be coming to a city or state near you. The facility operators of Morton Grove, Ill., are learning that hard lesson just now, on the cusp of a March 10 ...More
    March 7, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Keeping Your Business in Low-Risk Balance: Legal Issues & Insurance
    With mainstream media and juries nationwide sympathizing with tenants who lose their goods to lien sale, it's more important than ever to protect your self-storage business. ...More
    March 6, 2008 Posted in Reports