• Facility Policies and Procedures
    “No” is one of the first words many children hear from their parents or caregivers. It’s their earliest introduction to the laws that govern everyday life. Teaching kids about acceptable behavior is one of the most important responsibilities parents have, as the rules they ...More
    December 1, 2005 Tom Berlin Posted in Articles
  • AMSA Schedules Grassroots Seminars
    In 2006-7, the Arizona Mini Storage Association will host regional seminars designed to provide Arizona storage operators with operational tools and insights. ...More
    November 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • New Dates Announced for ISS Miami Expo
    The Inside Self-Storage Miami Expo, originally scheduled for Oct. 26-29 and postponed due to Hurricane Wilma, will now take place Nov. 29-Dec. 2. ...More
    November 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • U-Haul Supports Veterans in New York, Phoenix Parades
    U-Haul International Inc. will support the nation’s veterans and troops as a sponsor of the New York City and Phoenix Veterans’ Day parades on Nov. 11. ...More
    November 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • Self Storage Economics and Argus Host Free Teleconferences
    On Nov. 9 and 14, Chris Sonne of Self Storage Economics and Mike McCune of the Argus Self Storage Real Estate Network will host free “two in one” teleconferences on cap/interest rates and 1031 Exchanges. ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • You Down With OPM?
    Other peoples’ money (OPM) is the key to making commercial real estate yield the greatest return on investment. More important than capitalization rates, revenue management and expense control, cash is king. And never in the modern history of finance has there been a better ...More
    November 1, 2005 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles, Development, Finance
  • The Value of Rent Increases
    Self-storage managers and management teams generally hate rent increases. This is for several reasons: 1) They don’t have a plan to handle the increase; 2) They don’t want to deal with the unpleasantness of displeased customers; and 3) they don’t believe they benefit. But ...More
    November 1, 2005 Greg Call Posted in Articles
  • Evaluating Your Merchant Account
    August, Wells Fargo settled a $34 million lawsuit in which the company was accused of billing service-merchant clients without proper notice. When it comes to your merchant credit-card account, any number of complications can arise. However, you might not know there’s a ...More
    November 1, 2005 Ross Federgreen Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Cutting-Edge Finance Trends
    No matter your vantage point, it’s easy to see that self-storage has become a respected real estate product. According to the Self Storage Association, the industry is a $15 billion business, with more than 38,000 facilities nationwide; and these numbers are likely to ...More
    November 1, 2005 Jim Davies and Eric Snyder Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Startup Essentials: Financing
    Do you really need a bank to start a business? What role does a bank or other financial institution play in your ongoing success? How do you build a solid business and be in position to expand or exit at will—profitably?In this column, I’ll explore these questions and ...More
    November 1, 2005 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles, Finance