• Not With a Whisper ... but a BANG
    We kicked off the 2007 Legal Learning webinar series yesterday. I was foolishly concerned we would loose momentum in attendance because we had skipped an event in December, but this was not the case. On the contrary—it was one of our most widely attended webinars to date! ...More
    January 10, 2007 Posted in Blog
  • Beacon Closes More Than $20M in 4Q 2006 Loan Transactions
    Beacon Realty Capital, a commercial real estate financial services firm with a specialized self-storage lending group, closed $20.3 million in self-storage loans in the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2006. ...More
    January 10, 2007 Posted in News
  • Inside Self-Storage Expands With Industry Crossword Fun
    A fun new feature will appear in future issues of Inside Self-Storage magazine: a crossword puzzle tailored to the industry. ...More
    January 9, 2007 Posted in News
  • Universal Insurance Adds Self-Storage Pollution Coverage
    Universal Insurance Facilities Ltd. now offers pollution legal liability insurance for the self-storage industry. ...More
    January 8, 2007 Posted in News
  • REAL ESTATE
    If you have a sales, grand opening, groundbreaking or other transaction you would like listed here, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to storagenews@vpico.com. Barker Pacific Group, in a venture through its affiliate Union ...More
    January 5, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • 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