• Self-Storage Learns Sales Lessons From the Military
    Sales is about figuring out how to make the buying process less complicated but more attractive, streamlined and frequent. Sometimes it requires a lot of tweaking to current practices and fundamental shifts in strategy. There’s an old military adage that ...More
    June 11, 2008 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles
  • Summer Blood Drives Hosted by Central Self Storage
    This summer, Central Self Storage will host six blood drives in cooperation with Stanford Blood Center at several of its facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area. The events take place in conjunction with Customer Appreciation Days. ...More
    June 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Vermont Self-Storage Operators Celebrate New Lien Law
    Effective Jan. 1, 2009, self-storage facility owners in the state of Vermont will be granted legal protection under the Vermont Self Storage Facilities Act, signed last week by Gov. Jim Douglas. ...More
    June 10, 2008 Posted in News, Legal Issues
  • Vermont Celebrates Passage of Self-Storage Lien Law
    Effective Jan. 1, 2009, self-storage facility owners in the state of Vermont will be granted legal protection under the Vermont Self Storage Facilities Act, signed by Gov. Jim Douglas just last week. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Bill Carris of Rutland, Vt., had ...More
    June 10, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • In the Zone
    There was a time when building a self-storage facility didn’t require so much hoop-jumping. Land was plentiful. Zoning boards were more amenable to self-storage, mainly because they were restricted to light-industrial areas. And there wasn’t a facility every ...More
    June 9, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • SafeStor Self-Storage Receives 'Business of the Year' Award
    U.K. self-storage company Safestore received the RBS/NatWest Bank Business of the Year Award for 2008. ...More
    June 9, 2008 Posted in News
  • Sovran Self Storage Forms Joint Venture for Property Acquisition
    Sovran Self Storage Inc. has formed a joint venture with an affiliate of Heitman LLC to acquire up to $350 millino worth of U.S. self-storage properties. ...More
    June 9, 2008 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • Windy City Whirlwind
    I spent a whirlwind 24 hours in a suburb of the Windy City last week. On Thursday and Friday, I was in Lisle/Naperville, Ill., for the Great Lakes Self Storage Expo, hosted by the Illinois and Indiana self-storage associations and sponsored by none other than Inside ...More
    June 9, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Self-Storage Security Equipment: Providing Protection and Increasing Occupancy
    Read about security equipment and what it can do to protect your self-storage facility and increase occupancy. ...More
    June 9, 2008 Paul Bradenburg Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Reaching for Retail Profit in Self-Storage
    If displayed, merchandised and used as a sales tool, retail product can become a nice profit center at nearly any self-storage facility. Unfortunately, operators typically display boxes, locks and moving supplies with no real thought to how the display looks or the flow of ...More
    June 7, 2008 Brad North Posted in Articles