• The Power of Latino
    “Hispanic Marketplace” is dedicated to educating self-storage professionals about the possibilities of the burgeoning Latino market. The U.S. Hispanic population—and its buying power—is growing at an astounding rate, making it an attractive target for businesses that ...More
    June 1, 2005 Myrna Sonora Posted in Articles
  • Small-Town Service
    I recently relocated from Santa Barbara, Calif., to a small city of 30,000 people just north of San Luis Obispo. It’s a cozy little town where the cashier at the grocery store talks to everyone in line and the bag boy still asks if he can carry out your groceries. ...More
    June 1, 2005 Pamela Alton-Truitt Posted in Articles
  • DBCI Gives 'Hanging Tough' Award
     Douglasville, Ga.-based DBCI (Doors & Building Components Inc.), a manufacturer of steel roll-up curtain doors and building components for the self-storage industry, honored JB Mathews Co. of Apopka, Fla., as the first recipient of its “Hanging Tough Award” for ...More
    May 22, 2005 Posted in News
  • ISS Moves Vegas Expo to Mandalay Bay
    Inside Self-Storage (ISS), the industry’s largest convention and tradeshow, will relocate its event to the Mandalay Bay hotel in 2006. ...More
    May 22, 2005 Posted in News
  • Flint Creek Seeks JV Partner for Private Mini Storage
      Private Mini Storage Ventures LLC retained Flint Creek Partners LLC to identify an institutional partner for a $50 million programmatic joint venture. With a significant pipeline of investment opportunities already reserved, the proposed partnership will focus on ...More
    May 22, 2005 Posted in News, Development
  • Correction
     In the May issue of Inside Self-Storage, in the article titled “Rich Client or Thin Client?,” incorrect contact information was provided for the author, Markus Hecker, and his company, SMD Software Inc. The company is based out of Raleigh, N.C., and the correct phone ...More
    May 22, 2005 Posted in News
  • Marcus & Millichap Release National Self-Storage Report
    Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Brokerage Co., a real estate investment brokerage firm, released its 2005 National Self-Storage Research Report, which indicates investors are gaining interest in self-storage, due in large part to a favorable lending ...More
    May 22, 2005 Posted in News
  • Online Payment Processing
    Online payment processing is supposed to be easy, right? But recent modifications to rules and regulations by credit-card companies have caused confusion about what merchants can and can’t do. Navigating the dos and don’ts may not be easy, but being able to accept ...More
    May 1, 2005 Brent S. Hoffmann Posted in Articles, Finance, Technology
  • The Future of Self-Storage Technology
    “The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.”This well-known song excerpt sums up the future of self-storage technology. The next few years promise better and simpler management software that tightly integrates with advanced security systems; wireless ...More
    May 1, 2005 Tom Lewellen Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Facility Rules and Regulations
    Somewhere along the way, most self-storage operators have developed a set of rules and regulations for their facility that is meant to work in addition to their lease agreement. These guidelines serve an important purpose, but many operators use them wrong way, i.e., to ...More
    May 1, 2005 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles