• People
    If you have a staff-related announcement such as a promotion, new hire or award you would like to include in the magazine, send an e-mail to storagenews@vpico.com. High-resolution, digital photos are appreciated. Lewis Joins BETCO Sales Staff Ryan Lewis has joined BETCO as ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles, Construction
  • Facility Spotlight: Cornville Country Storage
    When Isaac Asimov wrote I Robot in 1959, he portrayed a future where artificial intelligence relieved humans of the day-to-day drudgery of life. Although not quite a robot, a talking self-serve kiosk is driving the success of two newcomers to the storage industry. Michelle ...More
    April 2, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles, Technology
    Our roundtable of experts this month discusses the self-storage market in the Southeastern United States. William Barnhill, Representing the Florida Panhandle Omega Properties Inc., Mobile, Ala. Occupancy levels in northwest Florida have benefited from additional demand ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • AGC Predicts Increase in Construction Materials Costs, Releases Inflation Alert
    Kenneth Simonson, chief economist of the Associated General Contractors of America, predicted increases in construction materials costs and wages at the group's recent convention and in its Construction Inflation Alert. ...More
    March 30, 2007 Posted in News
  • Plug Your Ears
    (A guest blog spot by ISS Associate Editor Elaine Foxwell.) Has anyone been tempted, out of curiosity or maybe an overwhelming yen, to collect any and all esoteric music, to purchase the CD by British musical group The Playwrights called English Self Storage? Anyone? ...More
    March 30, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blog
  • Feeling the Chill
    Anyone who follows this blog knows I was in New Orleans all last week for a self-storage show as well as another conference. Before I left for N.O., temperatures here in Phoenix were approaching 100 degrees, and I was running my air conditioning. Today, I'm wearing a ...More
    March 29, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • ISS to Offer Legal Learning Seminar at Reno-Tahoe Expo
    Inside Self-Storage (ISS) and industry legal expert Jeffrey Greenberger will offer a three-hour Legal Learning seminar at the ISS Summer Expo, July 24-27, 2007, in Reno-Tahoe, Nev. ...More
    March 27, 2007 Posted in News
  • On Hoodwinkers and Winking
    (A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Drew Whitney.) I’ve been bamboozled! Someone, somehow, on many days and miles away, has been draining my bank account, and I didn’t even know it until it had been overdrafted by thousands! I know it happens all the time, but it ...More
    March 26, 2007 Drew Whitney Posted in Blog
  • LeClaire Pronounced Top Investment Specialist by Marcus & Millichap
    Marcus & Millichap, one of the nation’s largest real estate investment brokerage firms, pronounced Charles “Chico” LeClaire as its top self-storage investment professional for 2006. ...More
    March 26, 2007 Posted in News
  • Rebuilding New Orleans
    I've been in New Orleans all week attending two vastly different conferences—one with my husband for Coremetrics, and the other, of course, is the Self Storage Association convention, still in progress. It was simply fortuitous that our events ran back-to-back, as this is ...More
    March 22, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog