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  • Hawaii Self Storage Launches 'Rent to Charity' Program
    Hawaii Self Storage is launching a new program as part of its Community Pride outreach initiative. “Rent to Charity” gives customers the option to donate their first month's rent to a nonprofit organization of their choice. ...More
    April 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • Components of the Third-Party Management Package
    Services offered by management companies run the gamut within our niche industry. Some include "soup to nuts" and all courses in between, while others are very basic. What role do management companies play in the startup and ongoing success of your self-storage property? Is ...More
    April 3, 2008 M. Anne Ballard Posted in Articles, Management
  • Storage ‘Rides the Lightning’
    Last weekend, I was cleaning out my junk drawer—you know, that place where you stash things until you can “someday” sort them out. I found my ticket stub from last year's Slayer/Marilyn Manson concert in Phoenix, which I attended with like-minded friends. ...More
    April 2, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs
  • Hiring the Right Management Firm for You
    One result of industry maturation is that many owners have turned to property-management firms that specialize in self-storage for the expertise needed to maximize the return on their investments. Management companies can provide a competitive edge for self-storage ...More
    April 2, 2008 Maurice Pogoda and Tom Berlin Posted in Articles, Management
  • American Buildings Recognizes Watson for Self-Storage Design Excellence
    Watson Building Co. Inc. received this year’s Excellence in Design Award in the self-storage category from American Buildings Co. ...More
    April 2, 2008 Posted in News
  • Got Storage News?
    With some regularity, we editor-types like to key “self-storage” into a Google news search and see what pops up. Some of the time, it’s all old news—stuff from months ago, even years long gone. But today I did the old rigmarole ...More
    April 2, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • Leukemia Victim Gets Help From Simply Self Storage, KOB Foundation
    Michael Treinen, who suffers from Acute Myeloid Leukemia, is getting a little help from his friends at the Kurt O’Brien Foundation. His family needs to raise $500,000 by April 3. ...More
    April 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Stress-Free
    OK, there’s no such thing as a stress-free life. When I sat down to my desk this morning, with my to-do lists (yes, that’s plural), I had a moment where it all seemed like too much. You know the feeling ... there’s so much to do you’re not even ...More
    April 1, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Deciding on Outsourced Management
    A third-party management company has experience in property management, including finding, hiring, training and placement of onsite management staff and accounting and maintenance services. It will set up and handle all day-to-day operations and interaction with onsite ...More
    April 1, 2008 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles, Management
  • Need Professional Help? A Guide to Third-Party, Outsourced Management
    Managing a self-storage site takes a great deal of know-how and skill, particularly in today's sophisticated markets. Thanks to competition, a more demanding customer base and technological tools, facility operation is increasingly complex. ...More
    April 1, 2008 Posted in Reports