• Incentives and Bonus Plans
    As competition escalates in every market, putting pressure on facility operators to improve performance, it becomes increasingly important to ensure your managers are at the top of their game at all times. Knowing they will usually perform better when given incentive to do ...More
    November 9, 2007 Mel Holsinger Posted in Articles
  • The Ideal Manager?
    Who is the ideal self-storage manager? The answer to this question is complex, depending on many facility-specific factors: job duties, the demographics of the customer base, the personalities of the rest of the team, etc. It’s a highly subjective, debatable subject, and ...More
    November 9, 2007 Cheryl Kelley Posted in Articles
  • Boat & RV Storage Scene: Dakota Park Boat and RV Storage
    Before it could become a viable project, Dakota Park Boat and RV Storage in Fresno, Calif., had to overcome a whole bundle of obstacles.First, the property is an odd shape, which made it difficult to incorporate the number of units needed for the development to succeed. The ...More
    November 9, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Real Estate Roundup: Broker Roundtable, Western States
    We asked real estate brokers in the West to comment on the self-storage market in their areas and share thoughts on how it will perform in the future. Joining us in the discussion are Richard Arnold of Argus Northwest Realty in Portland, Ore.; Clifford Crowe of Lee & ...More
    November 9, 2007 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Real Estate
  • Marketing Limelight: New-Hire Integration
    The integration of a new hire into your organization should start the minute the person reports for work on his first day. Successful integration of employees will increase business performance, minimize turnover and reduce recruiting expenses.With new-hire programs, ...More
    November 9, 2007 Clay Whitaker Posted in Articles
  • Insurance Insights: Employee Freedom … to Succeed to Deceive?
    If you’re a typical self-storage owner, you’re operating a successful business, and your success can be credited to many factors. Careful hiring of facility staff is one, and monitoring onsite business practices is another. Good employees are essential to a service industry ...More
    November 9, 2007 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles
  • Butler Manufacturing Acquires HCI Steel Building Systems
    Kansas City, Mo.-based Butler Manufacturing Co., a subsidiary of BlueScope Steel Ltd., purchased HCI Steel Building Systems Inc. ...More
    November 8, 2007 Posted in News
  • TCW Group Acquires Majority Interest in Buchanan Street Partners
    The TCW Group, an international asset-management firm, acquired a majority interest in Buchanan Street Partners, the parent company of Buchanan Storage Capital. ...More
    November 7, 2007 Posted in News, Finance
  • Back From the Big Easy
    I return from a week-long sojourn in New Orleans to find the new ISS website is alive and doing well. Response, so far, has been positive, with users expressing gratitude for the ease in navigation. While I endorse the organization and simplicity of the design, there's ...More
    November 6, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • NAREIT Holds Annual Convention, Nov. 14-16
    The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) will hold its annual convention Nov. 14-16, 2007, at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas. ...More
    November 6, 2007 Posted in News, Real Estate