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  • Give Them What They Want
    Last night I participated in a focus group hosted by our local grocery store, the managers of which are worried about the possibility of a new, larger, bigger food store being developed just a mile away. This poses a huge threat to our local grocer, who likely cannot ...More
    October 16, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • Canadian Trading Partners Buys Stake in InStorage
    A U.S. operator of self-storage facilities has taken a 19.6 percent stake in InStorage Real Estate Investment Trust and indicated it may increase its holding and make a takeover bid for Canada's biggest self-storage owner. Canadian Trading Partners LLC (CTP), part of ...More
    October 16, 2008 Posted in News
  • Self-Storage Finance: A Year in Review
    The current view from the street (summer 2008) is pretty grim. One only needs to browse daily business headlines to recognize the severity of the nation’s economic situation. The “credit crunch” has gone from Wall Street to Main Street, and is leaving the ...More
    October 16, 2008 Shawn Hill Posted in Articles, Development, Finance, Real Estate
  • Michigan Self-Storage Businesses Benefit From Small Tax Victory
    On Oct. 2, the Michigan Senate took a step toward annihilating the 21.99 percent surcharge on the Michigan Business Tax (MBT), which will benefit businesses of the state, including self-storage facilities. ...More
    October 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • Mobile Self-Storage Survey Report Released by MiniCo and MS-SA
    MiniCo Publishing, in a joint initiative with the Mobile Self-Storage Association (MS-SA), has released the "2008 Mobile Self-Storage Survey Report," the only report of its kind focused the mobile-storage industry. ...More
    October 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • StorageVault Canada Plans to Purchase Winnipeg Facility
    StorageVault Canada Inc. signed an Option to Purchase Agreement to buy a self-storage facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, from an arm's length vendor. The right to exercise the option to purchase begins Jan. 1, 2009, and continues until Jan.15, 2009. The aggregate ...More
    October 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • What You Need to Know About Selling and Buying Self-Storage Retail Products
    When it comes to retail sales, there are two figures most self-storage professionals worry about: what to charge and what to pay. In this article, we’ll explore both and give you some ideas you can use in your business. In fact, we’ve answered some of these ...More
    October 15, 2008 Rob Kaminski Posted in Articles
  • Supplier Spotlight: The Rabco Corp.
    Nearly a year ago, The Rabco Corp. celebrated its 20th anniversary. Not only was it a time for reflection, but also a chance to look forward to the next 20 years. With rising material costs and an increase in competition, Rabco stands above the crowd with years of ...More
    October 14, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles, Construction, Development, Technology
  • Hawaii Self Storage Hosts Kapolei Family Fun Festival and Fundraiser
    Hawaii Self Storage is celebrating the grand opening of its new Kapolei location, the company’s fifth site, with a Family Fun Festival featuring Halloween activities. The event will take place Oct. 24-26, and all proceeds will benefit the Kalaeloa Homeless Shelter, Kapolei ...More
    October 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • InStorage REIT Buys InScotia for C$68 Million
    InStorage Real Estate Investment Trust  agreed to buy its third-party development partner InScotia Developments Limited Partnership for approximately C$68 million. The acquisition is expected to benefit InStorage and its unitholders by acquiring a portfolio of ...More
    October 13, 2008 Posted in News