• Rabco Corp. Appoints New President
    Emmett “Buster” Owens III has been named the new president of The Rabco Corp., a full-service provider of self-storage building systems based in Winter Garden, Fla. ...More
    August 15, 2007 Posted in News
  • Struggle for Storage REITS?
    An entry posted this morning by Hilary Kramer to BloggingStocks discusses the status of Public Storage (PSA) stock, which has dropped in price by about 35 percent in recent months. According to Kramer, "The company's net income in 2006 was well below what it was in 2005, ...More
    August 13, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • SIA Shares Results of 2007 Self-Storage Owner Survey
    Overbuilding and oversupply of facilities are the key macroeconomic issues facing the self-storage industry in 2007, according to an annual survey of facility owners conducted by Storage Investment Advisors (SIA). ...More
    August 10, 2007 Posted in News
  • AuctionSound Signs with Add It to Create Network of Self-Storage eBay Drop-Off Stores
    Online Sales Strategies Inc. and AuctionSound LLC, its wholly owned subsidiary, has signed an agreement with Add It LLC to create a network of independently owned eBay drop-off stores inside self-storage facilities nationwide. ...More
    August 9, 2007 Posted in News
  • OpenTech Releases Statistics on Self-Storage Kiosk Use
    OpenTech Alliance Inc., developer of the INSOMNIAC self-storage kiosk, released detailed kiosk-usage numbers for the first six months of 2007. ...More
    August 8, 2007 Posted in News, Technology
  • Lead Conversion: Where Most Internet Marketing Fails and How to Foolproof Your Lead-Conversion Systems For Maximum ROI
    A rental inquiry is worthless until it is converted to a paying tenant … Whether a lead comes from the Internet or walks in the door, this remains true. Our next webinar will teach you unique conversion strategies for rental inquiries that come from the Internet. ...More
    August 8, 2007 Posted in Webinars
  • Kelly Perdew to Speak at Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo
    Kelly Perdew, winner of season two of the TV show The Apprentice, will present the keynote presentation at the Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo, where he will share business insights and anecdotes from his tenure with Donald Trump and discuss his new business venture, ...More
    August 7, 2007 Posted in News
  • California Self-Storage Operator Gets Rebate for Using Solar Power
    Solar power has started to pay off for Ramsey Self Storage of Banning, Calif. Last week, the city gave facility owner Jim Keefe an $87,903 rebate check for the system installation that cost him about $178,000. ...More
    August 6, 2007 Posted in News
  • Ahhhhhhhh, Camping!
    [A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Drew Whitney.] It’s Saturday morning. Outdoors, bees and lawn mowers are buzzing. Inside, the family’s buzzing too—with excitement. Today’s the day we’re going camping! This is our favorite pastime. When my husband and I met, we ...More
    August 6, 2007 Drew Whitney Posted in Blog
  • Pretty Little Profit Centers
    Back from Reno this week, and there's no rest for the wicked. We're up and running with plans for the ISS Vegas Expo, and we're building to a crescendo on our fall specialty publications, most notably the annual Factbook. It's non-stop rockin' for the ISS team between now ...More
    August 1, 2007 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Blog