• Records Storage: No More Myths, Just the Basics
    Records storage offered in a self-storage environment can be simple and require very little labor. If you’ve considered offering an ancillary service but have been frightened away by the thought of more work, it’s time you learned about records management. When I started ...More
    November 1, 2007 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Is There Trouble in Store for Self-Storage Value?
    The self-storage industry faces many challenges, but perhaps none as worrisome as the impact the current housing market might have on operating performance and, therefore, facility value. You’ve all seen these types of headlines in the news: “Foreclosure rates up ...More
    November 1, 2007 Charles Ray Wilson Posted in Articles
  • 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. Kirk Rejoins Extra Space as President Spencer F. Kirk has ...More
    November 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • A View From the Street: 10 Tricks to Achieve Staying Power
    Like it or not, as with any real estate class, there’s no such thing as a sure thing in self-storage. Sure, you can lock in short-term guarantees on some things, but when you truly examine your storage business for the long haul, there’s bound to be plenty of uncertainty. ...More
    November 1, 2007 Neil Gussis and Minh Tran Posted in Articles, Real Estate
  • Inside Self-Storage Extends 2008 Scholarship Deadline
    The application deadline for the 2008 Inside Self-Storage Scholarship Program has been extended to Nov. 30, 2007. ...More
    October 31, 2007 Posted in News
  • Cushman & Wakefield Releases 2007 Self-Storage Investor Survey
    Cushman & Wakefield has published and released its sixth annual Self Storage Investor Survey. ...More
    October 30, 2007 Posted in News
  • You’re Living in What? A Self-Storage Pod!?
    [A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Elaine Foxwell.] Example of dry British humor: Two men are leaning against the bar having a drink. The first says, “I buried my wife yesterday.” The second says, “Oh, that’s too bad.” The first replies laconically, “Had to. Dead, ...More
    October 30, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs
  • Storage Spooktacular
    What I'm about to tell you will come as a total shock. Be seated. Have a fan at the ready. I'm a freak about Halloween. Yes, really. Those of you who don't know me are thinking, "So what?" Those of you who do are probably chuckling to yourself, because you know the above is ...More
    October 26, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Cell-Tower Leases for Self-Storage to Be Addressed at ISS Vegas Expo
    Self-storage operators interested in learning more about security cell-tower leases for their sites can learn more at the Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo, Feb. 5-8, 2008. ...More
    October 26, 2007 Posted in News
  • Infrared Imagers Powered by Black Diamond
    Extreme CCTV has released its line of Infrared Imagers, precision-engineered cameras powered by Black Diamond Night Vision. ...More
    October 25, 2007 Posted in News