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  • Financing for Portable Storage
    The portable-storage business has grown rapidly over the last couple of years and presents various opportunities and challenges for those involved. For some, it’s a standalone business; for others, it supplements a warehousing, moving or self-storage business. The ...More
    November 1, 2007 Anders Norlin Posted in Articles
  • The Payment Advisor
    Audits for compliance to the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard are on the rise. What does this mean to you and your business? Most merchants who accept credit card payments know they must maintain compliance with PCI standards. Some are finding out the hard ...More
    November 1, 2007 Ross Federgreen Posted in Articles
  • Portfolio Lenders
    Timing is everything, and if there ever was a time to discuss alternatives to conduit (CMBS or securitized) loans, now is it. This summer, the shakeup in the credit markets caused many conduit lenders to increase spreads, stop accepting applications, stop approving and ...More
    November 1, 2007 David Smyle Posted in Articles
  • Use Your Leverage
    Become a professional borrower by using financing to your advantage. How? Properly leverage your existing asset, using the current property value to receive the highest return on equity. In doing so, you can maximize your investment and create additional value. Leverage is ...More
    November 1, 2007 Matt Lexow-Gray Posted in Articles
  • World View
    Public Storage to Develop Canadian Property Public Storage Canadian Properties, owner of self-storage facilities in four provinces, acquired a parcel of land in Oakville, Ont., for $6.8 million, reported The Canadian Press in August. The company will develop the property ...More
    November 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Development
  • Records Storage: No More Myths, Just the Basics
    Records storage offered in a self-storage environment can be simple and require very little labor. If you’ve considered offering an ancillary service but have been frightened away by the thought of more work, it’s time you learned about records management. When I started ...More
    November 1, 2007 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Is There Trouble in Store for Self-Storage Value?
    The self-storage industry faces many challenges, but perhaps none as worrisome as the impact the current housing market might have on operating performance and, therefore, facility value. You’ve all seen these types of headlines in the news: “Foreclosure rates up ...More
    November 1, 2007 Charles Ray Wilson 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 High-resolution, digital photos are appreciated. Kirk Rejoins Extra Space as President Spencer F. Kirk has ...More
    November 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • A View From the Street: 10 Tricks to Achieve Staying Power
    Like it or not, as with any real estate class, there’s no such thing as a sure thing in self-storage. Sure, you can lock in short-term guarantees on some things, but when you truly examine your storage business for the long haul, there’s bound to be plenty of uncertainty. ...More
    November 1, 2007 Neil Gussis and Minh Tran Posted in Articles, Real Estate
  • Inside Self-Storage Extends 2008 Scholarship Deadline
    The application deadline for the 2008 Inside Self-Storage Scholarship Program has been extended to Nov. 30, 2007. ...More
    October 31, 2007 Posted in News