• Car-Wash Necessities
    Business owners often think of ancillary products and services as optional, a luxury. The truth is they’re necessities! Any item that helps you operate efficiently, economically and profitably is critical to your business, whether you own a self-storage facility, a car wash ...More
    October 1, 2005 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles
  • Shipping Out, Moving Up
    Today, most self-storage operators carry a wide range of retail products in their on-site “stores.” It helps them grow their business and achieve a new level of service and profitability. But as customer needs become more sophisticated and the market grows increasingly ...More
    October 1, 2005 Roy Katz Posted in Articles
  • U.S. Self-Storage Performance Index
    After years of gathering data, Pasadena, Calif.-based Self Storage Data Services Inc. (SSDS) has introduced a tool that tracks site-level market conditions and operating results for self-storage. Through an exclusive arrangement with SSDS, Inside Self-Storage will publish ...More
    October 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Sovran’s Uncle Bob
    Not many companies can boast more than 400 percent growth in less than a decade. But Uncle Bob’s Self Storage is one of the fortunate few, expanding from 66 to 283 stores since 1995. Sovran Self Storage Inc. operates the facilities, and is a success story in its own right. ...More
    October 1, 2005 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Peripheral Vision
    How many times have you driven around town and seen a banner that reads “W e Sell Boxes” hanging on a fence in front of a storage complex? Sure, packing products are some of the most common retail items self-storage facilities provide. But there’s more to offering ...More
    October 1, 2005 Ann Parham Posted in Articles
  • Update on Eminent Domain
    The right of Americans to own property is no longer assured, thanks to a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In the name of economic development, the government can seize land from a private owner and give it to someone else who will personally profit. On June 23, the ...More
    October 1, 2005 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Masterful Selling in Boat/RV Storage
    Many of you think you’re in the RV and boat-storage business. In fact, you’re in the sales business. What you sell is space, support and service.Some businesses are lucky or smart enough to establish themselves in a great location where customers will come to them. And some ...More
    October 1, 2005 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles
  • The Beauty of Mixed-Use Development
    In the mid -’60S, state-of-the-art self-storage facilities were generally in remote, industrial sectors. Land was cheap, construction aesthetics were nonexistent, and the “Field of Dreams” approach was the sole marketing strategy. Since then, all aspects of the industry ...More
    October 1, 2005 Jeff Eckols and Mike Parham Posted in Articles, Development
  • The Seven P’s of Boat/RV Marketing
    Boat and RV storage may seem a lot like self-storage, but when it comes to maximizing profit, it has unique requirements. To successfully market an RV/boat-storage facility, keep these seven key things in mind: pricing, partnering, profitability, personnel, performance, ...More
    October 1, 2005 Fred Gleek Posted in Articles
  • REIT Industry Celebrates 45 Years
    On Sept. 20, leaders of the real estate investment trust (REIT) industry rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange to commemorate 45 years in service. ...More
    September 26, 2005 Posted in News, Real Estate