• 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
  • STORAGE SPEAK
    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
  • ISS FLASH REPORT
    Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses El Paso County, sits at the foot of Pikes Peak in east central Colorado, approximately 70 miles south of Denver. The area was established as a posh resort community teeming with activities and attractions—and ...More
    September 21, 2006 Self-Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles, Development
  • 09/06 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. Barantec Inc. Everswitch Keypads Barantec Inc. has developed a specialized keypad system ...More
    September 21, 2006 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • At the Starting Gate
    Building a new self-storage facility requires research, planning, financing, the perfect location and the right contractors. As the market continues to grow, so will the pool of contractors and subcontractors who guide the building process. But how do you know which ...More
    September 21, 2006 Darby Owenby Posted in Articles
  • Car Wash Construction Do’s and Don’ts
    You’ve probably heard the old expression, “What I learned could fill a book.” Well, trust me, my last experience building a car wash could fill several books. The project was a 7,000-square-foot, full-service, tunnel carwash. Our 100-foot tunnel is touch free, equipment ...More
    September 21, 2006 Fred Grauer 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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