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  • Invasion of the Garage Storage Condos
    A good, sordid tale is always to be relished on Halloween, something ghastly, gruesome or, at the very least, mildly disturbing. I debated whether to resurrect the Tale of the Golden Arm for today's blog (one of my childhood favorites), but decided to go with ...More
    October 31, 2008 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Angling for Self-Storage Financing: Getting What You Need in Today's Tough Market
    While acquiring a loan is not as simple as walking into a financial institution and asking for one, there are still funds out there for solid self-storage projects and successful facilities—even in today's tight loan market. ...More
    October 31, 2008 Posted in Reports
  • Controlling the Maintenance Costs of Boat and RV Storage
    If you’ve been a boat/RV owner or operator for several years, you’ve probably learned how difficult it is to keep your property clean and fresh. As managers of a large multi-service storage facility, we know firsthand how hard it is to keep maintenance costs ...More
    October 30, 2008 Terri and Ed Heil Posted in Articles
  • Change Will Do You Good
    In a recent political cartoon for the Dayton Daily News, Mike Peters has drawn caricatures of Senators McCain and Obama giving themselves a personal thumbs up. McCain's character claims, "I said 'change' 10 times today. To which Obama counters, "I said 'change' 20 times ...More
    October 29, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • Self-Storage Real Estate in the South-Central States: Summer 2008
    Brokers in the South-Central region discuss self-storage real estate in the current economy. ...More
    October 29, 2008 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Real Estate
  • Missiouri Self Storage Owners Association Hosts Annual Conference
    The 2008 annual meeting and tradeshow of the Missouri Self Storage Owners Association (MSSOA), held in Lake Ozark, Mo., in August, drew more than 110 people from across the state to participate in seminars and roundtable discussions. ...More
    October 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • Liberty Building Systems Unveils New Business Model
    Memphis-based Liberty Building Systems will pursue a new national business model as part of parent BlueScope Steel’s expansion of its North American infrastructure. ...More
    October 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • 2008 Self-Storage Expense GuideBook Released by Cushman & Wakefield
    Cushman & Wakefield of California Inc. recently released the 2008 Self-Storage Expense GuideBook, compiled annually by the company’s Self Storage Industry Group (SSIG) and published by MiniCo Publishing. ...More
    October 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • Developer Overcomes Challenges to Build Ebenezer Climate Storage
    What some owners go through to develop a self-storage facility can sometimes be stranger than fiction. Take the case of partners Ed Drummond and Hal Bibee in Tennessee. A successful real estate development team, they decided that since land costs were rising and ...More
    October 28, 2008 Terry Campbell Posted in Articles, Construction
  • Reward Your Charity
    As my editorial director, Teri Lanza, wrote in her blog last week: Now is the time to reach out and make an impact in your community. Not only do I encourage you to heed her words, but you should also toot your own horn, so to speak. Teri suggests spreading the word ...More
    October 27, 2008 Posted in Blogs