• Learn to Make the Most of Media at ISS Reno Expo
    Attendees to the Inside Self-Storage Expo in Reno, Nev., will learn how to "Make the Most of Mainstream Media" on Thursday, July 20th. ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • Media Watch
    As the self-storage industry permeates our communities, it receives increasing attention from mainstream media outlets—and not always favorably. As industry professionals, we should be aware of how self-storage is presented to the public. Media Watch is devoted to policing ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • A Year of Crazy Change in France
    What a year! The French self-storage market was soft in 2003-2004, but last year was a turning point. Companies that didn’t get it right exited; those that chose the wrong location, developed a business plan based on U.S. ratios, or didn’t have enough financial support. ...More
    June 1, 2006 Philippe Peyrot Posted in Articles
  • Extra Space Storage expands, educates
    Ken Woolley, CEO for Extra Space Storage. Extra Space Storage’s growth has been meteoric since 2004, when it went public. Last year, it acquired 416 Storage USA properties for about $2.3 billion, bringing its portfolio to 634 facilities in 34 states and the District of ...More
    June 1, 2006 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Storage Speak
    Did you know you can sign up for a free weekly e-mail newsletter from Inside Self-Storage? It’s available in HTML or plain-text formats. Every week your e-newsletter will include an operational tip from an experienced self-storage professional; a feature article on business ...More
    June 1, 2006 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Selling to Storage People
    If you missed the Inside Self-Storage Expo at Mandalay Bay in March, then you missed a lot of activity. I talked with many people, saw old friends, made new friends, visited with clients, created new ones and made lots of new acquaintances. I think I talked nonstop for ...More
    June 1, 2006 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles
  • Winds of Change
    Have you ever attended a dynamic training program, seminar or conference that left you inspired and energized? Maybe you picked up a few great ideas and couldn’t wait to return to apply some new principles into your own operations. Positive change can be exciting, but ...More
    June 1, 2006 Brad North Posted in Articles
  • Eminent Domain Case Hits Facility
    Saying I told you so doesn’t make me feel any better. Four months ago, I wrote about potential problems for the storage industry with the Supreme Court’s decision on eminent domain. I concluded by saying, “I’ll climb down off my soapbox now, but I can’t remain silent in the ...More
    June 1, 2006 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Real Estate
    If you have a sale, grand opening, groundbreaking or other real estate transaction you would like listed here, e-mail storagenews@vpico.com. Larry Goldman, a broker affiliate with Argus Self Storage Sales Network, represented the seller of Liberty Storage in Grove, Okla., ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Products
    If you have a product or service you would like featured in this section, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to storagenews@vpico.com. Trac-Rite ZAP Motor Operator Trac-Rite Door Inc. introduces the new ZAP space-saving motor ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Technology