• Set Your Sites on Security
    Kevin Nannis has owned and operated Security Products Unlimited LLC for nearly seven years. The company specializes in self-storage security. Based in Phoenix, with offices in California, Missouri and Canada, Security Products Unlimited offers one-stop shopping for keypads, ...More
    September 21, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Take (Climate) Control!
    Self-storage builders tend to install climate control as though people are going to reside in their units rather than store objects that are far less cold or heat sensitive. HVAC contractors further the problem by over-designing air conditioning and setting it for human ...More
    September 21, 2006 Dan Curtis Posted in Articles
  • Halls of Fame
    We’ve all heard the old adage not to judge a book by its cover, but in self-storage, first impressions can make or break the sale. As the storage market continues to mature, client perceptions are irrefutably connected to success. Today’s renters are educated to storage ...More
    September 21, 2006 Rob Hadden Posted in Articles
  • If You Rebuild It, They Will Return
    Whether you’re building a new facility or are the proud owner of an existing site, you must always have a plan for restoring your business in the event of serious fire loss or storm damage. Astute owners stay in tune with current construction pricing and building trends to ...More
    September 21, 2006 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles
  • 09/06 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. IREM Recognizes Staffers Awards were presented at Investment ...More
    September 21, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Unlock the Secret to Security Sales
    Not long ago, I visited the self-storage business of an old friend. While waiting in the office until he was free, I listened to one of his veteran employees tell a middle-aged couple how the facility was secured. He did such a fine job of explaining it, the man exclaimed, ...More
    September 21, 2006 Roy Katz Posted in Articles
  • So, You Wanna Build Some Storage?
    As of this writing, I’m freshly returned from our latest tradeshow, the ISS Reno Expo, where I sat in on most of the Development & Construction education track. The Reno attendees were overwhelmingly would-be developers doing their homework. I don’t think I’ve ever seen ...More
    September 21, 2006 Kimberly Hundley Posted in Articles
  • 09/06 NEWS
    ISS Launches New Website Inside Self-Storage, provider of a monthly magazine, bi-annual tradeshows and a host of educational services for the self-storage industry, launched a new website rich with features at www.insideselfstorage.com. Some of the site’s valuable resources ...More
    September 21, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • 09/06 REAL ESTATE
    Locke Acquisition Group represented Sovran Self Storage Inc.in the purchase of six storage properties, adding 349,000 square feet to the company’s portfolio. The combined value of the properties is approximately $23.5 million. Each store will operate as Uncle Bob’s Self ...More
    September 21, 2006 Posted in Articles
    This issue of Inside Self-Storage focuses on construction and development—a sizzling industry topic. Easily half the inquiries we receive are about choosing a storage site, buying land or facilities, and constructing new buildings. The process is chock-a-block with ...More
    September 21, 2006 Teri L. Lanza, ISS Business Development Manager Posted in Articles, Development