• Mobile-Storage Menu
    The convenience of mobile storage has finally seduced the public. While some self-storage operators ignore the elephant in the room, others are jumping on her massive back and hoping for one heck of a ride.Reach back in your memory banks and try to recall your skepticism ...More
    October 19, 2006 Kimberly Hundley Posted in Articles
  • Walking the Ancillary Tightrope
    Some owners are passionate about providing ancillary services as profit centers and marketing tools. In the opposite corner are those who believe ancillaries are nothing but a drain on the main attraction of renting units. Obviously, the scope of ancillary services has ...More
    October 19, 2006 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • The South-Central States
    Our roundtable of experts gathered this month to discuss the South Central United States. I’ve asked local broker affiliates to summarize the current self-storage market in their areas and share thoughts on what the future may hold. Gulf Coast States Bill Barnhill and ...More
    October 19, 2006 Mike McCune Posted in Articles, Development
  • SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT: REB Storage Systems International
    REB Storage Systems International has grown from a modest supplier of records-storage equipment to an international corporation. REB is a business partner for hundreds of commercial records centers and numerous Fortune 500 companies with in-house records management. The ...More
    October 19, 2006 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Develop the Perfect Solution
    Recreational vehicle owners across the nation are up in arms as city ordinances restrict where large toys may be parked. RV lovers in residential areas are pushing for freedom and convenience while their neighbors argue the large vehicles are a blight and nuisance. Cities ...More
    October 19, 2006 Robert Hayworth and Alex Hayworth Posted in Articles
  • REAL ESTATE
    If you have a sale, grand opening, groundbreaking or other real estate transaction you would like listed here, e-mail storagenews@vpico.com . All Size Storage, a 56,016-square-foot self-storage facility in Sacramento, Calif., recently sold for $4.95 million to an individual ...More
    October 19, 2006 Posted in Articles, Development
  • FACILITY SPOTLIGHT: Shreveport’s Toy Chest
    Comic genius Steven Wright once deadpanned: “You can’t have it all. Where would you put it?” Today’s self-storage options have proven him wrong. Americans bulking up on flashier, speedier vehicles have discovered that versatile storage facilities are their grown-up toy ...More
    October 19, 2006 Drew Whitney Posted in Articles
  • Free Webinar on Self-Storage Site Layout Takes Place Tuesday
    All interested parties are invited to attend a free webinar titled "Self-Storage Construction: Using Site Layout to Maximize Project Potential," on Oct. 24th, 11:30 a.m. ET. ...More
    October 19, 2006 Posted in News
  • All Aboard!
    Every storage facility seems to sell basic storage and moving supplies, and has a retail area devoted to promoting and displaying these products. It makes good sense for owners to consider selling ancillary supplies for several reasons: Additional income Convenience for ...More
    October 19, 2006 Mel Holsinger Posted in Articles
  • Industry Interview
    In 2003, Marcus & Millichap, one of largest commercial real estate brokers in the United States, formed the National Self-Storage Group aimed at becoming a renowned leader in full-service, self-storage brokerage. To provide insights into the genesis and future of the ...More
    October 19, 2006 Posted in Articles