• Pro Signage
    Self-storage owners frequently design and purchase their business signage with little thought. They fail to consider basic laws governing placement or to research the type of sign that really drives consumers to a site. But the cost of ineffective signage can be a daily ...More
    January 1, 2006 Perry Powell Posted in Articles
  • The Bucks Start Here
    Every Hard-Nosed Marketing article published previous to this one implores you to create unique offerings for the various prospect/tenant groups that make up your market. You know that having a commodity offering is a constant struggle. Having done that, it is now time to ...More
    January 1, 2006 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • REITS Surprise Analysts in 2005
    The REIT sector, particularly self-storage, enjoyed unexpected success in 2005 and finished the year on a high note. ...More
    December 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • ISS Meets Success in Miami
    Despite a postponement due to Hurricane Wilma and competition with holiday travel plans, the Inside Self-Storage Expo in Miami, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, was a tremendous success for attendees, speakers and exhibitors alike. ...More
    December 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • Artistic Builders Wins Awards
    Two Texas facilities built by Artistic Builders Inc., a nationwide general contractor headquartered in San Antonio, won awards for 2005 Facility of the Year Overall Winner and 2005 Facility of the Year Construction Winner. ...More
    December 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • Universal Insurance Revived Under New Ownership
    Universal Insurance Facilities Ltd., which has provided specialized insurance coverage to the self-storage industry for more than 10 years, is newly owned by Randy Tipton and now represents Deans & Homer. ...More
    December 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • PhoneSmart Creates Role-Play Helpline, Adds Spanish Call Group
    PhoneSmart created a new sales-training technique: the role-play helpline. It also added a Spanish call-group option for its call-center clients. ...More
    December 9, 2005 Posted in News, Technology
  • O’Neil Wins Symbol Mobility Award
    O’Neil Software Inc. was awarded the 2005 Symbol Technologies Enterprise Mobility Solutions Award for North America. ...More
    December 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • HI-Tech Opens Atlanta Headquarters
    HI-Tech Smart Systems Inc., provider of RentPlus management software for the self-storage industry, expanded its global operations with the opening of a new central headquarters in Atlanta. ...More
    December 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • TSSA Breaks Fundraising Record
    The live and silent auctions held at the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) Convention and Tradeshow in September broke the group’s fundraising record, generating $23,574 for the Shriners Burns Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas. ...More
    December 9, 2005 Posted in News