• How Very Taxing
    I've just returned from a four-day trip to Portland, Ore., where I enjoyed a reunion with my high school girlfriends. After graduation, we scattered to the four winds, and now reside in different states. But we try to get together every couple of years to catch up on each ...More
    April 10, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Passco Enters Self-Storage Market
    Irvine, Calif., Passco Companies Development has formed a joint venture with an existing company to enter the self-storage market. The new enterprise, Patriot Self-Storage Management, expects to develop up to $90 million in facilities nationwide. ...More
    April 10, 2007 Posted in News, Development
  • Getting Trashed?
    Most every week, some newspaper or other runs an article about how Americans are so attached to their STUFF, painting self-storage as some vulture of an industry waiting to prey on this weakness for materialism. OK, so we all know humans are prisoners of their junk. But ...More
    April 3, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • ISS Reno Expo to Address Canadian Self-Storage Issues
    Inside Self-Storage has extended a special invitation to members of the Canadian self-storage community for its upcoming Summer Expo in Reno-Tahoe, Nev., July 24-27, 2007. ...More
    April 3, 2007 Posted in News
  • Florida Self Storage Association Makes Announcements
    The Florida Self Storage Association has made announcements regarding its annual conference and expo, a boat/RV storage lease for members and its Charitable Committee. ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • News
    Please submit your news releases to storagenews@vpico.com. What You Think of ISS: Results of 2007 Reader Survey Inside Self-Storage recently conducted its 2007 Reader Survey to get feedback from those who use its many resources: ISS magazine, website, weekly e-newsletter, ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Convert to Remote Management With Kiosks
    A new type of self-storage conversion has appeared upon the horizon of possibilities. Forget modifying an office building into self-storage, or converting an older facility to climate control. Instead of reshaping steel and concrete, today’s conversions can mean remote ...More
    April 2, 2007 Curtis Sojka Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Know Thyself
    How to best manage your self-storage business is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as an owner. As you develop your management plan, you must objectively gauge your individual talents, availability and knowledge regarding your market and business. A good ...More
    April 2, 2007 Benjamin Burkhart Posted in Articles
  • Look and Listen
    Third-party self-storage management, or fee management, is best suited to absentee owners whose main focus is another business, and owners/developers who realize day-to-day facility oversight isn’t the best use of their time. The key appeal is to be free of employees and ...More
    April 2, 2007 M. Anne Ballard Posted in Articles
  • ISS Puzzler
    ACROSS 1. Large self-storage management group that’s probably first in the phone book! 3. Self-storage management co.; also CeO, for example 7. Former 9. Outlay 10. Busy entrepreneurs go for ___-___ management of their facilities 12. Infrared, for short 13. __ , the people ...More
    April 2, 2007 Myles Mellor Posted in Articles