• U.K. Storage Attracts U.S. Dollars
    I recently spent four pleasant days in New York, meeting U.S. institutional investors, analysts, traders and investment bankers interested in the U.K. self-storage market. The trip was a follow-up to interest expressed by U.S. investors, who are looking for a fresh way to ...More
    November 1, 2005 Andrew Jacobs Posted in Articles, Development
  • Buchanan Storage Capital
    Today’s self-storage environment is a lot like chess. Owners and investors move along a constantly changing battlefield checkered with opportunity and potential danger. They have to be nimble and patient in their movements, balancing agility with long-term strategy. ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Finance
  • The Finance of Storage Marketing
    Let’s talk about financeas it relates to the marketing of your self-storage business. First, you need to understand the concept of “return on marketing dollars” (ROMD). You want to spend the least amount possible on marketing while maximizing your return. Most owners go for ...More
    November 1, 2005 Fred Gleeck Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Loan Types and Lending Options
    Making the choice of which type of financing to secure for your self-storage property is sometimes straightforward. Other times, it’s complicated and confusing. In either case, it’s an important decision, one that can have a significant impact on your business, ...More
    November 1, 2005 Tom Walsh Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Dealing With Disaster
    The devastation resulting from Hurricane Katrina should act as a wake-up call for every business owner. Acts of God such as hurricanes, tornadoes, fire, flood or earthquakes, and man-made devastations like break-ins, acts of terrorism or vandalism, represent just some of ...More
    November 1, 2005 Pamela Alton-Truitt Posted in Articles
  • Pricing and Compensation
    Pricing and staff compensation for records-storage services are two areas that generate a lot of questions for new operators during the startup phase. Pricing always depends on real costs, while compensation is sales driven. This article discusses a comprehensive strategy ...More
    November 1, 2005 Cary F.McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Mapping Out a Loan Request
    Finding your way around is easy these days. Forget unfolding a printed map and searching for the most convenient route (and later trying to refold it to original form). That’s old school. Today, you simply go online to a mapping website, type in your starting location and ...More
    November 1, 2005 Neal Gussis Posted in Articles, Finance
  • ISS Miami Expo Postponed Due to Hurricane Wilma
    Due to Hurricane Wilma, the Inside Self-Storage Expo scheduled to take place Oct. 26-29 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami, Fla.,  has been postponed. ...More
    October 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Shurgard Changes Tack on Takeover Proposal
    Shurgard Storage Centers Inc., which has been warding off an unsolicited takeover bid from Public Storage Inc., now says it will consider strategic options including joint ventures or a sale of the company. ...More
    October 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Texas Association Changes Name, Releases Market Survey
    The Texas Mini Storage Association changed its name, web domain and logo. It also released the results of a Texas market survey. ...More
    October 27, 2005 Posted in News