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  • Supplier Spotlight: Turnkey Self Storage Systems Inc.
    After two decades of dramatic industry growth, pioneers of the Canadian self-storage industry could sit for days discussing the many hurdles they've had to cross to get their facilities off the ground. The challenges are many: finding acceptable ratios for financing, ...More
    May 24, 2008 Richard Leach Posted in Articles
  • Cruisin' this weekend?
    It's the first long weekend in many months, and everywhere, people are planning barbecues, getaways and all those last-minute spring-time projects. With better weather on the horizon for most states (with exception of maybe Arizona, where we brace ourselves for a long ...More
    May 23, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Success in Self-Storage Real Estate: It’s Who You Know
    Whether it’s self-storage or another commercial asset, a property’s location is a key foundation for success, followed closely by well-managed operations and maintenance. In addition, there’s a famous saying that applies particularly to any real ...More
    May 23, 2008 Neal Gussis and Aaron Swerdlin Posted in Articles, Development
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements Covered in Depth at the ISS Nashville Expo
    The Inside Self-Storage Expo in Nashville, Tenn., will include an in-depth seminar on the contract used during site acquisition, intended for new and existing self-storage owners and developers. ...More
    May 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • Taking Your Project to Greater Heights: Multi-Story Building in Self-Storage
    This webinar addresses the ins and outs of multi-story construction. You'll learn about site design and layout, the costs of this type of structure, related architectural-design issues and other special considerations. ...More
    May 22, 2008 Posted in Webinars
  • Pet Rescue
    Last year, on Thanksgiving Day, my family grew by one in the form of a 4-year-old, retired Greyhound, adopted from the Fast Dogs/Fast Friends agency. Within a day, this 70-pound racing machine quickly wormed her way into my heart and onto my couch. She embraced retirement ...More
    May 21, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs
  • Internet Marketing for Self-Storage
    Last week in this blog, Elaine Foxwell talked about “Launching a Website That Wouldn’t Sink,” offering valuable suggestions collected from various webites specializing in Internet marketing. They are all helpful, but I thought maybe even more resourceful ...More
    May 21, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • High-Tech Security for Storage: Self-Service, Innovation and Change
    About four years ago, we forecast the 10-year future of security in the self-storage industry. Less than halfway through, a few innovations have arrived on the fast track while others loom on the horizon. For the most part, the third-generation facilities coming out of the ...More
    May 21, 2008 Steve Cooper Posted in Articles, Technology
  • The Canadian Conversion Scene: Successful Self-Storage
    Over the past three to four years, the Canadian self-storage industry has seen multi-story construction skyrocket. Several multi-story storage facilities have been built in and around the Greater Toronto area. In the Quebec area, one facility towers several stories. An ...More
    May 20, 2008 Shawn Baker Posted in Articles
  • OpenTech Alliance Raises Funds for The Hunger Project
    Robert Chiti of OpenTech Alliance Inc. will hike the Grand Canyon on May 25, 2008, to raise funds for The Hunger Project, a global, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. ...More
    May 20, 2008 Posted in News, Technology