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  • Table of Contents - September 2007
    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Inside Self-Storage is pleased to offer this web-only feature article to complement its September 2007 print edition. Enjoy!Building a Future in Self-StorageDean Brown of American Steel Buildings shares tips on things to consider before you invest in ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Building for Money or ‘How to Marry Rich Customers’
    A friend of mind once founded a magazine for the women of Orange County, Calif., and enjoyed immediate attention and success by featuring a cover story titled, ”How to Marry a Rich Man.” Self-storage owners also like clientele who are well-to-do and have found ...More
    September 1, 2007 Dan Curtis Posted in Articles, Construction
  • In the Ring With Planning and Zoning
    For many storage owners and developers, dealing with planning and zoning boards feels a lot like getting in the ring. But before you come out fighting, you should understand the political side of this “sweet science.” It’s a match you may be able win without even taking a ...More
    September 1, 2007 Bruce McCardle Posted in Articles
  • People
    If you have a staff-related announcement such as a promotion, new hire or award you would like to include in the magazine, send an e-mail to storagenews@vpico.com. High-resolution, digital photos are appreciated. Trachte Adds Eight to Staff Andrew Hoffman accepted the ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Development
  • Managing for Dollars
    Management companies are frequently asked to review new self-storage projects, but not until the facilities are close to opening. While these companies can assist with a number of important issues even at that late date, it’s much more practical to schedule this kind of ...More
    September 1, 2007 Linnea Appleby Posted in Articles
  • Building Without Brain Damage
    Starting a new self-storage project can be a very exciting time for a prospective owner. It can also be a very stressful time because there are many unknowns, and finding a trustworthy contractor is often just another headache. Following are a few tips on selecting a method ...More
    September 1, 2007 Tyson Hermes Posted in Articles
  • Media Watchdog
    As the self-storage industry permeates our communities, it receives increasing attention from mainstream media outlets—and not always favorably. As industry professionals, we should be aware of how self-storage is presented to the public. Media Watchdog is devoted to ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • News
    To include a press release in an upcoming issue, please send your info to the ISS News Center at storagenews@vpico.com. Buchanan Raises $100,000 for Save the Music Foundation Buchanan Storage Capital’s parent company, Buchanan Street Partners, raised $100,000 for the VH1 ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Green Up With Economic Occupancy
    When it comes to gauging success, many self-storage operators focus only on physical unit occupancy. Sure, it may be an ego boost when unit occupancy is high. Maybe you’ve even thought to yourself, “Things are going well because occupancy is at 94 percent.” Perhaps you’ve ...More
    September 1, 2007 Brad North Posted in Articles
  • On the Web
    Check out web-exclusive features available at www.insideselfstorage.com, including fantastic freebies! Every month, ISS offers an array of online reader perks. Read more... ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles