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  • Oklahoma Self-Storage Business Charged $8k for Storm-Water Billing Error
    Bob Cacy, owner of Lynn Lane Self-Storage in Broken Arrow, Okla., recently received an $8,000 bill for storm-water fees due to a city billing error. ...More
    February 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • USstoragesearch.com Self-Storage Members Raise $5k for Toys for Tots
    Self-storage facility members of USstoragesearch.com raised nearly $5,000 for the U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program during the 2008 holiday season. ...More
    February 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • Mixed-Use Development: The Next Frontier for Self-Storage
    The mixed-use combination of retail businesses and self-storage is gaining favor in desirable commercial and retail corridors. Retail outlets acting as demand generators are attracting increased traffic to self-storage properties. Subsequently, self-storage operators are ...More
    February 9, 2009 Marc A. Boorstein Posted in Articles, Development, Real Estate
  • Evaluating Your Self-Storage Finances
    The current economic climate has slowed real estate transactions and caused declines in self-storage property values. Consulting a real estate expert specializing in self-storage will either set a self-storage owner’s mind at ease or help develop a plan to mitigate the ...More
    February 7, 2009 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Finance, Real Estate
  • Stellar Asset Invests in U.K. Self-Storage
    Stellar Asset Management launched a fund that seeks a minimum annual income of 6 percent by investing in self-storage space facilities in the Midlands and Northwest England. The Stellar Income Fund is seeking to raise £1m to fund its first investment, with the ...More
    February 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • UNITS Franchise Opens in San Antonio
    David Williams is opening a franchise of UNITS Mobile Storage, a portable storage company, in San Antonio. The 13,000-square-foot warehouse is on 1.5 acres near San Antonio International Airport. Williams owns the first UNITS franchise in the city. ...More
    February 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Catch the Villain if You Can
    Last week, a Jack in the Box employee was severely beaten outside his restaurant near Lakeport, Calif., and police are hoping the video surveillance from a nearby self-storage facility will help them apprehend a suspect. After the incident took place, authorities found an ...More
    February 5, 2009 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Jobless Claims Reaches 26-Year High
    A record number of Americans are applying for unemployed insurance as new jobless claims soared to a more than 26-year high, according to government data released Thursday. ...More
    February 5, 2009 Posted in News
  • National Self-Storage Snapshot: Real Estate
    Fundamentals in the national self-storage market have remained healthy compared to most other property sectors, including the retail, office and industrial sectors. But the downfall of the housing market may soften the self-storage market. ...More
    February 5, 2009 Steve Ekovich Posted in Articles, Construction, Finance, Real Estate
  • Green Construction Trends
    Despite a slowdown in overall construction across the country, consumers and builders are still moving forward with projects and products that are more Earth-friendly. In the latest issue of iGreenBuild.com, writer Jerry Yudelson lists the top 10 green building trends. He ...More
    February 4, 2009 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs