• Mobile-Storage Franchising
    Mobile storage is quickly changing the way people store and move belongings. It’s gained tremendous recognition over the past few years by combining the benefits of self-storage with the conveniences demanded by today’s consumers. What may have begun as a unique way for ...More
    October 1, 2007 Michael McAlhany Posted in Articles
  • Cell-Tower Lease Income for Storage Facilities
    Cell-tower leases represent a potential, long-term revenue source for self-storage operations. Just make sure you know the intricacies of this profit center before signing on. A cell site typically consists of a transmitter and antennas, and may be attached to a rooftop, ...More
    October 1, 2007 Ken Schmidt Posted in Articles
  • Pack and Ship = Profit for Self-Storage!
    Savvy self-storage operators go to great lengths to maximize their revenue on the storage side of the business. Super successful operators also pay very close attention to the profit that can be generated from add-on sales. The storage industry has matured in many ways, the ...More
    October 1, 2007 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles
  • Five Retailing Mistakes
    There are some people who believe you should learn from your mistakes. I believe it’s a lot less painful to learn from the mistakes of others. The self-storage industry has no shortage of smart, experienced professionals. Sad to say, for the most part, not enough of that ...More
    October 1, 2007 Rob Kaminski Posted in Articles
  • Art of Marketing
    If you’re anything like me, you hate going to the doctor for a checkup. Not only is it time-consuming, it’s expensive and a great way to pick up another sickness in the waiting room. Then the doctor makes you answer 50-plus questions and embarrasses you by touching you in ...More
    October 1, 2007 Derek M. Naylor Posted in Articles
  • ISS Flash Report
    The Stockton-Lodi, Calif., metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is the 80th-largest in the United States. It encompasses San JoaquinCounty, covering more than 1,400 square miles. It's geographical positioned in a dynamic growth corridor ideally situated for business and ...More
    October 1, 2007 Self Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles, Development
  • Market Trends for RV and Boat Storage
    One would believe the rise in the cost of gasoline and, most recently, diesel fuel would slow the production and sale of larger boats and motor-homes, but it’s just not the case. Recent conversations with experts from the boating and RV industries indicate the RV- and ...More
    October 1, 2007 Ed Heil Posted in Articles
  • Vital Records Protection
    In today’s rapidly expanding and increasingly competitive self-storage market, one of the best ways to increase revenue and boost sales is to offer ancillary products and services. In this industry, retail add-ons are common: boxes, tape, locks, moving supplies, etc. One ...More
    October 1, 2007 Van Carlisle Posted in Articles
  • Real Estate Roundup
    Our roundtable of experts gathered this month to discuss self-storage in the South-Central States. I asked our local broker affiliates to summarize the current market in their areas and share thoughts on what the future may hold. What impact has portable storage had on ...More
    October 1, 2007 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • Entering the Storage-Condo Market
    Just about any kind of real estate can be turned into condominiums, including apartments, detached homes, offices, hotels, airport garages and even grain-storage buildings. Vehicle storage is no exception. The storage condo is an emerging niche within the rapidly growing ...More
    October 1, 2007 Jim Stratton Posted in Articles