• From the Editor
    If you tap into news sources regarding real estate and financing, it isn’t exactly pretty right now. According to CNNmoney.com, many Americans are falling behind mortgage payments while stagnant home prices and rising interest rates slam housing affordability. The New York ...More
    November 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Finance
  • ISS Flash Report: Corpus Christi, Texas
    The Corpus Christi, Texas, metropolitan statistical area (MSA) ranks 113 in the nation in terms of size. The Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corp. will organize, coordinate and lead the expansion of the region’s economic base through actions and programs ...More
    November 1, 2007 Self Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles
  • Storage Finance Made Simple: Loan Types, Packages and Lenders
    All self-storage owners, developers and investors have one thing in common: they need money to get started in the business! ...More
    November 1, 2007 Posted in Reports
  • Toward a Tenant-Driven Business Model
    In general, self-storage has been a relatively low-risk, profitable niche in the real estate market for an extended period of time. But the emphasis has been on selling space as a commodity and maximizing profit for the property developer and operator. Although the past few ...More
    November 1, 2007 Larry Jenkins Posted in Articles
  • Financing for Portable Storage
    The portable-storage business has grown rapidly over the last couple of years and presents various opportunities and challenges for those involved. For some, it’s a standalone business; for others, it supplements a warehousing, moving or self-storage business. The ...More
    November 1, 2007 Anders Norlin Posted in Articles
  • The Payment Advisor
    Audits for compliance to the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard are on the rise. What does this mean to you and your business? Most merchants who accept credit card payments know they must maintain compliance with PCI standards. Some are finding out the hard ...More
    November 1, 2007 Ross Federgreen Posted in Articles
  • Portfolio Lenders
    Timing is everything, and if there ever was a time to discuss alternatives to conduit (CMBS or securitized) loans, now is it. This summer, the shakeup in the credit markets caused many conduit lenders to increase spreads, stop accepting applications, stop approving and ...More
    November 1, 2007 David Smyle Posted in Articles
  • Use Your Leverage
    Become a professional borrower by using financing to your advantage. How? Properly leverage your existing asset, using the current property value to receive the highest return on equity. In doing so, you can maximize your investment and create additional value. Leverage is ...More
    November 1, 2007 Matt Lexow-Gray Posted in Articles
  • World View
    Public Storage to Develop Canadian Property Public Storage Canadian Properties, owner of self-storage facilities in four provinces, acquired a parcel of land in Oakville, Ont., for $6.8 million, reported The Canadian Press in August. The company will develop the property ...More
    November 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Development
  • 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