• The Way of Appreciation
    The wheel turns, and we find ourselves on the cusp of a new year. During this season, people tend to reflect on their journey and consider relations with others. They are more inclined to express good will toward fellow creatures, to be charitable and forthcoming. This is ...More
    December 1, 2005 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Automated Management
    As in most industries today, automation is changing the way self-storage facilities do business. Operators nationwide are realizing how technology can positively impact their facilities and bottom line. Not too long ago, the term “automated” meant a storage facility had a ...More
    December 1, 2005 Raymond E. McRae and Curtis Sojka Posted in Articles, Technology
  • The Five Musts of YP
    Although the Yellow Pages (YP) is not the most effective means of marketing, self-storage operators spend more on this method of advertising than any other. I suspect there are two reasons for this: the “follow the leader” marketing psychology most operators have adopted, ...More
    December 1, 2005 Fred Gleeck Posted in Articles
  • Facility Policies and Procedures
    “No” is one of the first words many children hear from their parents or caregivers. It’s their earliest introduction to the laws that govern everyday life. Teaching kids about acceptable behavior is one of the most important responsibilities parents have, as the rules they ...More
    December 1, 2005 Tom Berlin Posted in Articles
  • AMSA Schedules Grassroots Seminars
    In 2006-7, the Arizona Mini Storage Association will host regional seminars designed to provide Arizona storage operators with operational tools and insights. ...More
    November 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • New Dates Announced for ISS Miami Expo
    The Inside Self-Storage Miami Expo, originally scheduled for Oct. 26-29 and postponed due to Hurricane Wilma, will now take place Nov. 29-Dec. 2. ...More
    November 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • U-Haul Supports Veterans in New York, Phoenix Parades
    U-Haul International Inc. will support the nation’s veterans and troops as a sponsor of the New York City and Phoenix Veterans’ Day parades on Nov. 11. ...More
    November 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • Self Storage Economics and Argus Host Free Teleconferences
    On Nov. 9 and 14, Chris Sonne of Self Storage Economics and Mike McCune of the Argus Self Storage Real Estate Network will host free “two in one” teleconferences on cap/interest rates and 1031 Exchanges. ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • You Down With OPM?
    Other peoples’ money (OPM) is the key to making commercial real estate yield the greatest return on investment. More important than capitalization rates, revenue management and expense control, cash is king. And never in the modern history of finance has there been a better ...More
    November 1, 2005 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles, Development, Finance
  • The Value of Rent Increases
    Self-storage managers and management teams generally hate rent increases. This is for several reasons: 1) They don’t have a plan to handle the increase; 2) They don’t want to deal with the unpleasantness of displeased customers; and 3) they don’t believe they benefit. But ...More
    November 1, 2005 Greg Call Posted in Articles