• Build a Better Future
    Our annual Construction & Development Edition, published each September, divides readers into several camps. On one end of the spectrum are those eager to consume the information contained within: new owners, developers and investors, as well as established operators ...More
    September 1, 2005 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Getting to ‘Go’
    Perhaps one of the greatest analogies for the real estate business is the game of Monopoly. During play, there are opportunities for easy money when you pass “Go”—if you don’t draw the wrong cards. But getting to “Go” isn’t the objective of the game. Neither is it the goal ...More
    September 1, 2005 Victor Lopez Posted in Articles, Development
  • letter to the editor
    Dear Inside Self-Storage, We have been managing self-storage facilities for more than 15 years. We have found that, much like bartenders or hairdressers, storage managers have a special bond with their customers. They get to share in victories such as the opening of a new ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Standing-Seam Roof Systems
    Why is the self-storage industry moving toward using concealed-fastener, standing-seam metal roofs? The obvious reason is they don’t require a thousand drilled penetrations to install. But there are several other benefits of the standing-seam system, including longevity, ...More
    September 1, 2005 Stephen Wilson Posted in Articles
  • Lien on Me
    The lien sale is a necessary evil of self-storage operation. Eventually, every owner is faced with the task of evicting a tenant for failure to pay rent and reclaiming the storage space. The most common way to do this is to place a lien against the tenant’s property and ...More
    September 1, 2005 John Roark Posted in Articles
  • SSAG Organizes Katrina Relief Effort
    The Self Storage Advisory Group (SSAG) of Houston-based CB Richard Ellis has organized a fundraising effort to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. ...More
    August 31, 2005 Posted in News
  • In Memoriam—Daniel T. Webster III
    Dan Webster of WHAM Security Systems died on Aug. 22 when the small plane he was piloting crashed at Brandywine Airport in West Chester, Pa. ...More
    August 24, 2005 Posted in News
  • MASSA Sponsors New England Expo
    The Massachusetts Self Storage Association will sponsor the first-ever Greater New England self-storage conference and expo, Nov. 10, at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham, Mass. ...More
    August 23, 2005 Posted in News
  • Public Storage Continues Pursuit of Shurgard
    After being rejected in its initial, unsolicited proposal to buy out Shurgard Storage Centers Inc. for $2.5 billion, Public Storage Inc. has retained Goldman, Sachs & Co. as a financial advisor and continues to pursue the takeover. ...More
    August 22, 2005 Posted in News
  • ERA Hosts Roof-Technology Seminar
    The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) scheduled a regional conference on roofing technology for Oct. 25 at the Renaissance hotel in downtown Atlanta. ...More
    August 18, 2005 Posted in News