• MEDIA WATCHDOG
    As self-storage professionals, we should be aware of how the industry is presented to the public. Media Watchdog is devoted to policing and summarizing general news coverage across the nation. Subway Ads Put in Cold Storage New York Daily News, 9.27.06 Public Storage, which ...More
    February 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • REGIONAL FOCUS
    Not long ago, the Northeast was packed with so many available sites for self-storage that a developer could throw a dart at a map and choose his spot. Not so today. The development market for self-storage has matured to the point where it’s competing alongside other real ...More
    February 1, 2007 Henry J. Tracz Jr. Posted in Articles
  • Hitting the Jackpot
    At some point, we probably all dream of winning a lottery jackpot. It’s hard not to imagine what we would do if we could cash in on such good fortune. Sounds like a dream. And for the overwhelming majority of us, winning the lottery is. But some self-storage owners may be ...More
    February 1, 2007 Neal Gussis Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Proactive Site Selection
    Instead of reacting to a self-storage site presented to you by a broker, consider this: Have you first gone out and proactively researched the market to decide where you want to be located? If you know your market well, you may have instinctively decided where you want to ...More
    February 1, 2007 Nick Malagisi Posted in Articles, Development
  • ALL ABOUT STORAGE
    We’ve all heard business success depends on location. But even the best perch in the world can’t promise a pot of gold. Achieving facility occupancies and financial goals takes planning. While nobody has a magical equation for self-storage, several known factors contribute ...More
    February 1, 2007 Cheryl Kelley Posted in Articles, Development, Finance
  • Due Diligence and Risk Management
    Risk management in self-storage acquisitions always begins with proper due diligence— research that informs a buyer of financial and market risks. Buyers of self-storage properties should know that sellers or agents are looking to make the most money possible, which may ...More
    February 1, 2007 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles, Development
  • FACILITY SPOTLIGHT
    Twin Arch Self Storage is a well-established family-owned facility in Mount Airy, Md. The store’s location—close to new upscale residences in a growing community near military bases—couldn’t be more ideal. As an added bonus, the nearest large competitor is more than 20 ...More
    February 1, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Cost-Effective Conversions
    Existing commercial buildings are especially attractive to developers of self-storage facilities, primarily because investors know they can avoid spending unknown amounts of time and money to meet zoning regulations. Most existing structures have previously complied with ...More
    February 1, 2007 Charles H. Cordes Posted in Articles, Construction
  • Adventures in Storage
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    February 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • ISS FLASH REPORT
    The El Paso metropolitan statistical area is in Texas’ western-most point, neighboring New Mexico to the north and west; and the Rio Grande, the U.S-Mexican border, to the south. With its proximity to Mexico, linked by five international bridges, El Paso is a transportation ...More
    February 1, 2007 Self-Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles, Development