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  • The 'R' Word
    Well, it's being acknowledged: the “R” word—recession—in referring to the U.S. economy. But not, it seems, domestically. The Herald Sun, published in Melbourne, Australia, had this headline yesterday: “U.S. recession finally hits.” On Feb. 29, an article in ...More
    March 5, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs
  • Bright and Green Ideas
    Last night, I attended our town meeting, in which we review and scrutinize all aspects of budgeting, from the recreation department to school finance, sewer payments and support of the senior center. As a first-term member of the school board, I’ve been initiated by fire to ...More
    March 4, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • Buchanan Street Partners Hosts Encore for Education Charity Concert
    Buchanan Street Partners will host its second annual Encore for Education charity concert on June 12, 2008, to benefit children's causes. ...More
    March 4, 2008 Posted in News, Finance
  • Security Detail
    Last week, I began working on our June 2008 issue, our annual Security & Crime Prevention issue. Then this week, I came across this article on TheBostonChannel.com. Police are looking for a man who robbed two employees of Boston Self Storage. The man allegedly entered ...More
    March 3, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Florida Association Sponsors Inside Self-Storage Nashville Expo
    The Florida Self Storage Association (FSSA) will sponsor and support the Inside Self-Storage Expo in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 7-10, 2008. ...More
    March 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • Tenant Insurance: Providing Peace of Mind
    Successful storage facilities have evolved to provide more than just space; they offer solutions to their customers’ need for storage under multiple circumstances. Twenty years ago, most facilities simply rented out space and maybe sold locks. Today, facilities sell ...More
    March 1, 2008 Toby Struewing Posted in Articles
  • Cashing Out of Business
    Your successful self-storage company is more than just your most valuable capital asset: It represents the realization of a dream. During the startup and growth stages, enhancing your firm’s productivity was your primary goal. Now that you’ve decided to sell your company ...More
    March 1, 2008 Rhona Sacks Posted in Articles
  • A View From the Street: Keeping Your Balance on the New Playing Field
    We all know the business adage about how a level playing field allows for fair competition. Given 2007’s financial turmoil, the turf for self-storage real estate financing and property transactions is still level, but at a dramatically different point of balance than ...More
    March 1, 2008 Shawn Hill and Minh Tran Posted in Articles, Development, Finance, Real Estate
  • At the Car Wash: Take Cover With Proper Insurance
    Years ago, a friend told me we were destined to live in a litigious society. My response was, “What does litigious mean?” My friend (who didn’t embarrass me for my ignorance) explained: Whatever you do, wherever you are, the legal community stands ready to sue you! In ...More
    March 1, 2008 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles
  • The Risks of Shipping and Delivery
    Self-storage operators and managers are always looking for ways to improve their offering, draw more customers and increase revenue. As modern-day ancillary services, shipping and delivery conveniences are gaining favor with operators and consumers alike. But could this ...More
    March 1, 2008 Paul Cardamon Posted in Articles