• Ancillary Services Take Blows
    The Zoning Board of Appeals for Springfield, Mass., this week denied the request of a new self-storage owner to offer U-Haul truck rentals as an adjunct to his business. After being being denied a permit for the use by his building inspector, Robert Kushner appealed to the ...More
    March 2, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Extra Space CEO to Present at Citibank Global Property Conference
    Kenneth Woolley, chairman and CEO of Extra Space Storage Inc., will conduct a roundtable presentation at the Citibank 2007 Global Property CEO Conference in Naples, Fla., on March 7, 2007. ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in News
  • Real-Time IP Surveillance
    Imagine stopping a potential theft instead of discovering it on recorded video footage ... or protecting your facility without needing an army to stand guard. It’s possible with the emerging security solution of real-time Internet Protocol (IP) surveillance.Real-time ...More
    March 1, 2007 Luz A. Berg Posted in Articles
  • Maintaining Sanity While Shopping for DVRs
    "If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane."~Jimmy Buffet In the world of digital video recording of surveillance cameras, Jimmy Buffet’s lyrics couldn’t ring truer. Gone are yesteryear’s multiplexers, VCRs and composite monitors. Today, we are more concerned with ...More
    March 1, 2007 Jon Mitchell Posted in Articles, Technology
  • People
    If you have a staff-related announcement such as a promotion, new hire or award you would like to include in the magazine, send an e-mail to storagenews@vpico.com . High-resolution, digital photos are appreciated. Sentry Self Storage Announces Staff Changes Florida-based ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Truck-Rental Leases
    If I wanted to offer truck rentals at my facility, wouldn’t I simply become a dealer for U-Haul, Budget or Penske? Or better yet, why not just buy a truck, get insurance and rent it out myself? These are all good questions if you’re considering entering the truck-rental ...More
    March 1, 2007 Kirk W. Nash Posted in Articles
  • Interviewing Obstacle Course
    Editor’s Note: The following article is for informational purposes only and should not be substituted for legal counsel. As a business owner, you probably already know about laws against discriminating against a person because of sex, race, color and creed. However, did you ...More
    March 1, 2007 Tredd Barton Posted in Articles
  • Real Estate
    If you have a sales, 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 . Riordan and Milner Corona purchased the StorQuest Self Storage in ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • REAL ESTATE ROUNDUP
    Our roundtable of experts gathered this month to discuss the Northeast United States. These are interesting times, and I’ve asked our local brokers straightforward questions about their regions that are pertinent to every self-storage owner—and potential buyers. Joining the ...More
    March 1, 2007 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • Mobile Storage Goes Dutch
    This summer, along with tulips and warm days, mobile storage came to The Netherlands. When traditional self-storage was introduced to the Dutch nine years ago, the population was quick to grasp the concept. But some customers can’t or don’t want the trouble of ...More
    March 1, 2007 Erwin Fleer Posted in Articles