• Pre-Reg Discounts Good Until Jan. 31 for ISS Vegas Expo
    Pre-registration discounts are in effect until Jan. 31 for the industry’s biggest tradeshow and most expansive educational event, the Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo, Feb. 20-23, at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. ...More
    January 4, 2007 Posted in News
  • Self-Storage Ranks Among 2006 Top-Performing REIT Sectors
    The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) reported its returns for 2006, and the self-storage sector ranked third on the list with a 41 percent total return. ...More
    January 3, 2007 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • Resolutions or Evolutions?
    Today is day 2 of your New Year's Resolution ... Are you still holding fast, or have you already wavered? Every year on Jan. 1, people all over the world set themselves up for what I like to refer to as "the big fall." It consists of all the lofty promises we make to ...More
    January 2, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Public Storage Opens $300M Credit Line
    According to a Dec. 29 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Public Storage Inc. has entered into a credit agreement with Wells Fargo Bank to borrow $300 million. ...More
    January 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • Electronic Message Signs
    Shopping for the correct electronic sign is like walking through a cow pasture. Proceed with caution or you could step into trouble! Over the last few years more suppliers of electronic signs have attended tradeshows, exhibiting beautiful, color, low-cost signs attractive ...More
    January 2, 2007 Perry Powell Posted in Articles, Technology
  • News
    To submit a press release to this section, e-mail details to storagenews@vpico.com. N.J. Storage Operators Feel the (Tax) Pain Self-storage operators in New Jersey, who had to start charging a 7 percent sales tax on storage rentals on Oct. 1, are feeling the pain of lost ...More
    January 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Products & Services
    If you have a product or service you would like featured in this section, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to storagenews@vpico.com. Janus Elevator Products Panachrome 3D Janus Elevator Products offers its Panachrome 3D product ...More
    January 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • On-The-Spot Marketing
    When we think of marketing, usually it’s Yellow Pages, newspaper ads and neighborhood fliers that come to mind. But we also we have great opportunities for marketing right under our noses. Frequently, we neglect to use our own facility space to reach customers already using ...More
    January 2, 2007 Linnea Appleby Posted in Articles
  • Marketing 101
    New to self-storage? Here’s a crash course in industry marketing—past, present and future—to orient you on understanding and reaching storage customers. People have put goods in storage areas since civilization began. The first seeds of self-storage as a business were sown ...More
    January 2, 2007 Bob Winet Posted in Articles
  • RECORDS MANAGEMENT
    Self-storage companies offering records storage often forget to reach out to commercial-records customers. It’s a common oversight, yet you can grow your records-storage business exponentially by communicating directly to the business sector. In fact, those who operate ...More
    January 2, 2007 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles