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  • A Robot’s Storing My Stuff
    RoboVault Self Storage is a fully automated robotic container retrieval facility in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., that generates it own power, retrieves units on command and identifies human presence through biometrics and heartbeat monitoring. ...More
    July 2, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs
  • Self-Storage Maintenance Retains Customers and Property Value
    Because a storage owner sees his property daily, he may miss signs of deterioration. “A large percentage of your storage renters decide whether they want to rent from you based on the curb appeal of your facility,” says Brian Byrd, vice president of sales and ...More
    July 2, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles, Real Estate
  • Public Storage Opens Montreal Facility
    Canadian Mini-Warehouse Properties Co., the general partner of Public Storage Canadian Properties, opened an 800-unit, 84,000-square-foot self-storage facility in Laval, a suburb of Montreal. ...More
    July 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • No Apologies?
    A-American Self Storage seeks an apology from the Yellow Pages directory that mis-listed the company as a provider of adult entertainment. ...More
    July 1, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • 10 Simple Steps for Going Green in Self-Storage
    There was a time when the word “eco-friendly” was synonymous with hippies and tree-huggers. Today, green is mainstream. People tote groceries home in canvas bags, hybrid cars cruise alongside gas-powered vehicles, and recycling is at an all-time high. Even the ...More
    July 1, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles
  • More Zoning Woes
    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a developer who was hoping to build a self-storage facility adjacent to residential (In the Zone). The man, who had owned the land for years, was even willing to agree to a zoning stipulation. If approved, the zoning would be in affect ...More
    June 30, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Marketing Self-Storage Security
    Learn what features of your security system to highlight when attempting to attract new self-storage tenants. ...More
    June 29, 2008 Rich Morahan Posted in Articles, Marketing, Technology
  • A Little Extra Scratch
    A garage sale can be a good way for a self-storage operator to draw people to his facility, helping customers and prospects unload junk and acquire 'treasure.' ...More
    June 27, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Buchanan Street Partners Raises $150K for VH1 Save the Music Foundation
    Buchanan Street Partners raised $150,000 for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation during its second annual “Encore for Education” charity concert, held June 12 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. ...More
    June 27, 2008 Posted in News, Finance
  • Internet Marketing: Get Started on the Right Foot
    Internet marketing is quickly becoming a major part of all self-storage operations. And rightly so: Hundreds of thousands of potential renters use the Internet each month to find storage. ...More
    June 27, 2008 Megan Eckert Posted in Articles, Marketing