• Storage Condos Continued
    On Friday, I posed an important question to the storage owners/operators/investors out there: Should those of you who run or support standard self-storage businesses in which units are RENTED feel threatened by the burgeoning storage-condo market in which customers purchase ...More
    December 11, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Inside Self-Storage Expo Kicks Off Switzer Football Giveaway
    The hosts of the Inside Self-Storage Expo - Las Vegas, the industry’s largest conference and tradeshow, are giving away four footballs signed by legendary football coach Barry Switzer. ...More
    December 11, 2006 Posted in News
  • The Month of Standing Still
    Ever notice how nearly impossible it is to get things accomplished during the month of December? A few religious holidays, and suddenly the entire country is paralyzed with some torporic fever. Need to get something fixed? Forget it. Trying to mobilize a project? Don't ...More
    December 8, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Simply Self Storage Secures Another $100M in Equity
    OB Companies/Simply Self Storage, a diversified real estate developer that recently acquired a 48-property portfolio from EZ Storage, secured another $100 million of equity for 2007 purchases. ...More
    December 8, 2006 Posted in News, Finance
  • National Association Reports on REIT Success
    The December 2006 "Media Update" from the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts reported the continued health and general success of the REIT sector, which includes four self-storage companies. ...More
    December 7, 2006 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • From the pockets of babes ...
    I've been blogging about the concept of giving, as we are thrust amid the season that simultaneously inspires joy and misery, energy and exhaustion. We feel more compelled during this month to "do for others," though I suspect for many the urge is as equally fueled by a ...More
    December 7, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Living the Giving Season
    Most people recognize this time of year as a "season of giving," but for businesses, it's also a time to reach out to the community and connect with customers. Without diminishing the value of philanthropic motives, you can view these weeks as a unique and wonderful ...More
    December 4, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Inside Self-Storage Extends Exhibit Hours for Vegas Expo
    Due to high demand from attendees and vendors, Inside Self-Storage has expanded the exhibit hours for its upcoming Las Vegas Expo, Feb. 20-23, at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. ...More
    December 4, 2006 Posted in News
  • Centershift Completes Successful SAS 70 Audit
    Centershift, a provider of web-based management software for the self-storage industry, successfully completed an SAS 70 audit, which examined the company and its STORE application. ...More
    December 1, 2006 Posted in News, Technology
  • Tried and True Training
    As the saturation of self-service storage services grows, managers find employment opportunities aplenty, enticing them to shift from one facility to the next. As they relocate, they bring to their new jobs previous training experience—for better or worse. Many ...More
    December 1, 2006 Kenneth Piken Posted in Articles