• Idaho Self Storage Association Welcomes New Officers and Board, Celebrates Successful Conferences
    The Idaho Self Storage Association (IDSSA) recently held annual conferences for self-storage operators in North and South Idaho. Members gathered in Boise on Aug. 15 and in Coeur d’Alene on Aug. 16 to participate in educational sessions and elect new officers and board ...More
    September 4, 2007 Posted in News
  • A New Angle on Roofing
    The self-storage industry has quickly evolved from the simple CMU walls with corrugated tin roofs of yesteryear to the modern, multi-story, climate-controlled facilities of today. While the design focus has always been on the economical security of building contents, ...More
    September 1, 2007 Nolan Lange Posted in Articles
  • Facility Spotlight: First & River Self Storage
    The newest self-storage facility in Tucson, Ariz., is everything one would expect from a development/ management firm bearing the name Professional Self Storage Management Co., which claims more than 40 properties throughout the Southwest. “The entire site was built with ...More
    September 1, 2007 Drew Whitney Posted in Articles
  • Real Estate
    If you have a sale, grand opening, groundbreaking or other transaction you would like listed here, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to storagenews@vpico.com . Equibase Capital Group, a private equity real estate investment firm ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Products & Services
    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. OpenTech Alliance Inc.Insomniac for eMove Storage OpenTech Alliance Inc.’s Insomniac ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Speaking of Sales …
    You might think politics and self-storage don’t have a whole lot to do with each other outside of the planning-and-zoning commission’s office. However, like any business, storage operates in whatever environment we find ourselves in at any given time. Some operators may ...More
    September 1, 2007 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles
  • Facility Spotlight: Waikele Self Storage
    More than 60 years ago, during World War II, the U.S. Navy built the ultimate storage facility. It was naturally climate-controlled without needing external power, camouflaged from the neighborhood, and impervious to external threats including hurricanes and bombs. The ...More
    September 1, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Supplier Spotlight: Ace Security Inc.
    One small security company is proving that a combination of excellent service with high-quality products installed by conscientious people is a sure formula for success. Ace Security Solutions, based in Phoenix, is a one-man operation serving self-storage clients from ...More
    September 1, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Real Estate Roundup
    While the word “arbitrage” is usually thought of as a high-finance concept, viable opportunities might be available in the self-storage world. Arbitrage means investors can take advantage of pricing or other discrepancies in the marketplace. For example, if a stock sells on ...More
    September 1, 2007 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • Paving the Way to Success
    We’re all aware of the volatility of the crude-oil market over the past 12 months. So, you may ask, how is this affecting your parking lots and, more important, your budget?Crude oil is used to produce different grades of asphalt cement (AC), the binder that holds ...More
    September 1, 2007 Steve Brahney Posted in Articles