• 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
  • Construction Costs Rebound Following Mild Producer Price Report
    Construction costs are rising faster than the March 15th producer price report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. ...More
    March 20, 2007 Posted in News
  • Vegas Self-Storage Forum Available on Free CD
    An audio recording of the February 2007 Self-Storage Forum, a semi-annual program in which industry leaders share insights about market issues, is now available for free on CD. ...More
    March 16, 2007 Posted in News
  • SMARTBOX Brings Portable Storage to Minneapolis Market
    SMARTBOX, a provider of portable storage for commercial and residential use, is expanding its franchise to the Minneapolis market. ...More
    March 15, 2007 Posted in News
  • Prime Time
    A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor, Drew Whitney. Yesterday I received a phone call from a news reporter. Over the years, we’ve received a number of calls from news reporters working on articles that focused on the self-storage phenomenon. In the early days, calls ...More
    March 14, 2007 Drew Whitney Posted in Blog
  • Another Testament to the Power of Security
    Last week, after a Florida facility holdup was caught on tape, I wrote a post about using video cameras at self-storage facilities to deter crime. Here's a quick addendum, in case you need any more convincing. And this one addresses the issue of padlocks too. Two men were ...More
    March 12, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Morningstar Aligns With HSRE for Carolina Acquisitions, Development
    Morningstar Properties has formed a strategic joint venture with Harrison Street Real Estate Capital to focus on the acquisition, development and redevelopment of self-storage facilities primarily in the Carolinas. ...More
    March 12, 2007 Posted in News, Development, Real Estate
  • Tax Troubles?
    This time of year, taxes are on everyone's mind. Returns can be a grueling task, even for the most organized business operators. But what about the tax issues you face day-to-day? By now most of you understand the precarious situation facing New Jersey operators since the ...More
    March 7, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog