• Public Storage Moves to Buy Shurgard
    According to the Wall Street Journal, Public Storage is poised to acquire Shurgard Storage Centers Inc. for about $3.2 billion. ...More
    March 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • ISS Honors Scholarship Recipients
    Inside Self-Storage honored two of its 2006 scholarship recipients at its Las Vegas Expo yesterday, at the opening of its Prime-Time Open Forum. ...More
    March 2, 2006 Posted in News
  • United Storage Nation
    We're almost through day 2 of the ISS Expo in Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, and I continue to be astonished by the incredibly diverse attendance here. As ISS Publisher Troy Bix pointed out at the beginning of this morning's keynote session, this year's show has attendees from ...More
    March 1, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • And away we go at the ISS Expo...
    I'm here at the Inside Self-Storage Expo at Mandalay Bay, which runs until the end of the week. Check here regularly throughout the show to see event updates and, yes, photos! ...More
    March 1, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • Supplier Spotlight: TVM Building Products
    TVM Building Products, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of sealing and energy-conservation products, has supplied reflective-foil insulation, polyurethane foams, sealants, silicone fire-stops and fillers to other construction-related markets since 1997. Now it ...More
    March 1, 2006 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Managing Your Operational Risks
    As a self-storage owner or investor, you’ve taken a risk on a growing asset that should generate profit for an unforeseen period of time; and you want to protect that investment from potential loss. This is where risk management becomes an important aspect of your business. ...More
    March 1, 2006 Mike Gong Posted in Articles
  • Issues of Homeland Security
    "Every private citizen or business is a stakeholder in homeland security. Government can identify critical assets, conduct vulnerability assessments, and partner with state and local officials to enhance security and awareness, but only the citizen or business owner can ...More
    March 1, 2006 Kenneth M. Piken Posted in Articles
  • Bustin’ Retail Myths
    The Discovery Channel features a show called “MythBusters” on which the hosts, special-effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, separate truth from urban legend. In each weekly episode, they use modern science to test three popular beliefs and see if they’re accurate. ...More
    March 1, 2006 Roy Katz Posted in Articles
  • Legal Basics of Vehicle Storage
    So, you’re looking at that vacant lot adjacent to your facility and thinking, “Boy, we could sure add to the bottom line if I were to put some vehicle storage over there. It should be a piece of cake—just park ‘em, and rake in the dough!” Not so fast. Cars, RVs, boats and ...More
    March 1, 2006 Joseph D. Joiner Posted in Articles
  • Speaking of Sales...
    From what I understand, not every storage facility offers tenant insurance, and those that do don’t require it. This makes no sense. As a storage operator, you’re doing tenants a disservice by allowing them to go uninsured.Should there be an unfortunate incident at your ...More
    March 1, 2006 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles