• Self-Evaluation
    The debate over professional management companies vs. owner-managed properties has been ongoing for many years, with no end in sight. Each has its merits and downfalls, and it’s up to property owners to evaluate their situations candidly and determine what is right for ...More
    April 2, 2007 Tammy Ross Posted in Articles
  • ON THE RECORD
    Timing is everything. Whether it’s catching a perfect pass in a football game, investing in new property or starting a business venture, when you act is just as critical as how you act. Over the last few years, many published articles have proclaimed: “The time is right, so ...More
    April 2, 2007 Ian Thomas Posted in Articles
  • Products & Services
    If you have a product or service you would like featured in this section, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to storagenews@vpico.com. Colfax Corporation Colfaxcorp.com Colfax Corp., the parent company for brands such as Allweiler ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Escape the Day-to-Day Details
    Recent surveys show that facility management is the most important issue facing owners today. The finding is unsurprising—day-to-day operations determine whether a facility succeeds or fails. But let’s face it, most owners don’t have the time or interest to closely manage ...More
    April 2, 2007 Susan Head Posted in Articles
  • Real Estate
    If you have a sale, 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. Bobby Loeffler, a self-storage specialist with Marcus & Millichap, ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Management Companies:
    Who, What and Why
    Professional management companies have been around since the beginning of self-storage, and they’ve continued to grow. Sometimes referred to as third-party management, the service has the potential to increase profits, free up an owner’s schedule and provide ...More
    April 2, 2007 Mel Holsinger Posted in Articles
  • News
    Please submit your news releases to storagenews@vpico.com. What You Think of ISS: Results of 2007 Reader Survey Inside Self-Storage recently conducted its 2007 Reader Survey to get feedback from those who use its many resources: ISS magazine, website, weekly e-newsletter, ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Choosing a Management Company
    As the self-storage industry becomes increasingly competitive, it’s imperative your self-storage operation run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. At the helm, owners need an individual or a management company knowledgeable about current industry trends, market ...More
    April 2, 2007 Brian Byrd and Jeff Etter Posted in Articles
  • ISS Puzzler
    ACROSS 1. Large self-storage management group that’s probably first in the phone book! 3. Self-storage management co.; also CeO, for example 7. Former 9. Outlay 10. Busy entrepreneurs go for ___-___ management of their facilities 12. Infrared, for short 13. __ , the people ...More
    April 2, 2007 Myles Mellor Posted in Articles
  • Look and Listen
    Third-party self-storage management, or fee management, is best suited to absentee owners whose main focus is another business, and owners/developers who realize day-to-day facility oversight isn’t the best use of their time. The key appeal is to be free of employees and ...More
    April 2, 2007 M. Anne Ballard Posted in Articles