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  • Chartwell Insurance Sets Sights on Self-Storage
    Chartwell Independent Insurance Brokers LLC, a wholesale and specialty insurance broker, will launch a national marketing initiative focusing on the self-storage industry. ...More
    March 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • The Rest of the Story
    Too often the media runs a story, sometimes even a sensational one, but then the story fades and we don’t hear about its conclusion (if there is one). Several months ago, I found this little piece in the London Free Press: “High-Rise Concerns, Not Hells Angels, Block ...More
    March 12, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs
  • Weathering the Winter
    The weekend was a hard one for northerners. Ice storms debilitated many towns by dropping trees on power lines, kind of like a monstrous game of pick-up sticks, without any of the fun. Electricity blinked a few times in my house, and then it shut down completely by 10:30 ...More
    March 12, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • Former Shurgard Execs Form New Self-Storage Venture
    West Coast Self Storage Group, comprised of former executives of Shurgard Self Storage, has entered a joint venture with Catalyst Storage Partners to develop and acquire self-storage projects in major markets in the western United States. West Coast will find, develop, ...More
    March 11, 2008 Posted in News, Development
  • Self-Storage Holding Strong
    While there’s a lot of talk about a pending (or current, if you prefer) recession, the housing slump and other doom-and-gloom, the self-storage industry seems to be going strong, according to an article I recently read in the San Antonio Business Journal. The article states ...More
    March 10, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Construction Faces Inflation for Projects, Prices, Labor, Says AGC
    Non-residential construction will experience wide variance in demand, materials cost and labor availability in 2008, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. ...More
    March 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Towns are getting ideas ... Scary sales tax!
    As much as we've all willed it into non-existence, the reality is now pretty clear: Self-storage sales tax could very well be coming to a city or state near you. The facility operators of Morton Grove, Ill., are learning that hard lesson just now, on the cusp of a March 10 ...More
    March 7, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Keeping Your Business in Low-Risk Balance: Legal Issues & Insurance
    With mainstream media and juries nationwide sympathizing with tenants who lose their goods to lien sale, it's more important than ever to protect your self-storage business. ...More
    March 6, 2008 Posted in Reports
  • Morton Grove Faces Possible Self-Storage Sales Tax
    On March 10, 7:30 p.m., the Village of Morton Grove, Ill., will discuss a proposed 5 percent sales tax to be levied on self-storage. ...More
    March 5, 2008 Posted in News
  • Tennessee Self Storage Association Participates in ISS Nashville Expo
    The Tennessee Self Storage Association (TSSA) will contribute to the planning of the Inside Self-Storage Expo in Nashville, Tenn., and will hold its quarterly meeting in conjunction with the show. ...More
    March 5, 2008 Posted in News