• 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
  • A 'New' Hero for Boaters
    According to public media, self-storage is a pretty nasty industry. We are harborers of crime and drugs; we represent a gluttonuous society; we're ugly to look at; we toss or sell customers' goods without provocation; we don't guarantee the security of stored belongings ... ...More
    October 18, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • AAAAA Kahului Supports School Fall Festival
    AAAAA Rent-A-Space of Kahului (Maui), Hawaii, is supporting the second annual Fall Festival at Makawao Elementary School on Oct. 21. ...More
    October 18, 2006 Posted in News
  • ISS Vegas Expo Features Seminar on Self-Storage Feasibility
    Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about self-storage feasibility at the upcoming Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Feb. 20-23. ...More
    October 17, 2006 Posted in News
  • More on SoCal Edison
    Following last Monday's post regarding Southern California Edison's plan to relocate a Pasadena family nursery and make way for a self-storage development, I read about a homeowners' association meeting that deteriorated into a shouting match over this very subject. The ...More
    October 16, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Fall Self-Storage Real Estate Forum Available on Free CD
    An audio recording of the Fall 2006 Self-Storage Forum, a semi-annual program in which industry leaders share insights about the real estate market, is now available on CD at no charge. ...More
    October 16, 2006 Posted in News
  • The FACTBOOK trial begins ...
    On a personal level, October is my favorite month. Ironically—and perhaps appropriately—it is the most anxiety-producing time of year when it comes to this job, thanks to one of our most ambitious annual projects: the Inside Self-Storage FACTBOOK, which officially entered ...More
    October 13, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog