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  • Self-Storage Talk Online Community Exceeds 2,000 Posts
    In less than six months, Self-Storage Talk (www.selfstoragetalk.com), the self-storage industry’s newest online forum and community, has surpassed 2,000 member posts. ...More
    July 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Big Yellow Announces 1Q Financial Results, Profit Up 7 Percent
    U.K. self-storage company Big Yellow has reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2008, and profit is up 7 percent. ...More
    July 9, 2008 Posted in News
  • Big Toys Need a Home
    A couple of weeks ago, my daughter took my almost brand new horse trailer home so her husband could install a few accessories. The idea was to save a little money. She and her husband own a home in a new community. They know they have an HOA but were unaware of ...More
    July 9, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs
  • Requiring Credit or Debit Cards for Self-Storage Rentals
    If I could offer you a product to substantially increase your ability to easily collect rents every month, with the potential for less “missing” money and mistakes, would you buy it? Ironically, it’s not for sale, and it may be something already in your ...More
    July 9, 2008 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles, Legal Issues
  • Marcus & Millichap Releases Mid-Year Report on Capital, Real Estate and Investment Trends
    Marcus & Millichap released its Special Research Report for mid-year 2008, addressing capital markets, real estate and investment trends. ...More
    July 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • Listen Up!
    Active listening helps self-storage business owners improve their customer-service skills. ...More
    July 8, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • Wanted: Young Property Managers
    Let’s face it: Baby boomers are retiring at a rapid pace. And while you likely still have a decent pool of near-retirees to choose from, that pool is getting shallower each year. Plus, today’s self-storage manager must be more than just a watchman. Duties ...More
    July 7, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Keeping Your Castle: Self-Storage Maintenance for Resident Managers
    Many self-storage managers have the distinct advantage (or disadvantage, depending on how you look at it) of living on the property where they are employed. If this applies to you, I hope to give you some hints on how to make your home and business just a little bit nicer. ...More
    July 7, 2008 Mel Holsinger Posted in Articles
  • Determining Self-Storage Value in Europe
    Self-storage is increasingly considered an investment-grade sub-sector in the European market, thanks to industry growth and the success of the major operators. The business is fundamentally a retail operation that is closely aligned to the real estate from which it ...More
    July 5, 2008 Tim Edghill and Chris Stevens Posted in Articles
  • Celebrating or Working?
    Those of us who work as part of corporate America are on the cusp of a long weekend, thanks to the Fourth of July holiday. But employees of self-storage, now considered a retail business, may not share the same luxury. It all depends on the viewpoint of the facility owner. ...More
    July 3, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs