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  • Steel Prices Soar: Self-Storage Construction Takes a Hit But Stands Firm Despite Rising Costs
    It began with a few modest increases—10 percent here, 15 percent there. But by April, self-storage manufacturers who rely heavily on steel were feeling the pinch. In just three months, steel costs had risen more than 30 percent. And it’s not just steel, but also ...More
    April 21, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles
  • Insight to Self-Storage Real Estate in 2008
    The first month of 2008 was beset with significant financial and political "rock-n-roll." If you are like me, much of it doesn’t seem to fit into a neat package and signifies what the rest of the year will bring. However, if you will indulge me, I will give you two thoughts ...More
    April 21, 2008 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Development, Finance, Real Estate
  • Canadian Self-Storage: Developers Realize the Prize
    Canadian storage markets are bursting at the seams as skyrocketing consumer demand drives the building of new facilities. Unit rates have steadily increased as Canadian developers discover a mother lode of gold in the industry. Over the past 10 years, there has been ...More
    April 19, 2008 Richard Leach Posted in Articles, Development
  • Get Over It
    A couple of weeks ago, there was a big hullabaloo in Lockport, N.Y., about a billboard being used by self-storage facility in the area. There were stories in the news and local paper, and community residents were in an "outrage." Why? Because the advertisement includes the ...More
    April 18, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Store to Door Acquires Collegeboxes
    Mobile-storage company Store to Door has acquired Collegeboxes, the nation’s largest collegiate shipping and storage provider. ...More
    April 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • An Acquisitive Mind: InStorage REIT's Phenomenal Growth
    InStorage REIT is the first and only Canadian REIT focused exclusively on the ownership and management of self-storage facilities. Based in Toronto, the REIT has a current portfolio of 52 self-storage properties in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan. The company owns ...More
    April 17, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Canada's StorageVault to Purchase T.C. Mini-Storage
    StorageVault of Canada will acquire T.C. Mini-Storage in Regina, Saskatchewan, for $2.67 million. ...More
    April 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • Self-Storage Training Institute Unveils New Instructor Panel
    The Self-Storage Training Institute (SSTI), owned and operated by Inside Self-Storage (ISS), has assembled an expert panel of instructors to teach the courses that will comprise its new continuing-education program for facility management employees and owners. ...More
    April 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • Managing Your Overseas Storage Operation
    Having spent the last 12 years in self-storage management, I’ve dealt with most of the common and unusual situations we’ve all faced. Little did I ever expect that I’d apply these principles and experiences in assisting developers around the world. In the ...More
    April 17, 2008 David Blum Posted in Articles, Management
  • The Not-So-Perfect Gasoline Price Storm
    A few blogs ago, I wrote about rapidly rising gasoline prices. Seems just as Arizona temperatures will rise in the summer, obeying those implacable laws of nature, so will prices at the pump. Gas prices continue to break records in Arizona and across the nation. Well, ...More
    April 16, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs