• Three Is a Magic Number
    Building a self-storage facility can be vexing at times, particularly if it’s an owner’s first project. New entrepreneurs are often surprised by the number of steps and people involved. For the best outcome, it’s best to view the whole project—from development to ...More
    September 21, 2006 Terry Campbell Posted in Articles, Development
  • Real Estate’s Rodney Dangerfield
    Self-storage was often thought of as the lowest common denominator of real estate. Real estate professionals used to think those little “tin” buildings couldn’t really be worth much. Meanwhile, self-storage developers were doing the calculations and finding the numbers sure ...More
    September 21, 2006 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • Storage in a Snap
    Most facilities have gaps—vacant, unused space in setback areas, utility easements, parking lots or other spots that for whatever reason never made it into building plans. Operators with growing waiting lists often wish for ways to fill these gaps and push occupancies past ...More
    September 21, 2006 Kevin Ford Posted in Articles
  • So Special!
    Everybody loves a good deal. No one really wants to pay full retail for anything. In the world of self-storage, we tend to give away move-in specials to get people in the door. Common wisdom is it’s worthwhile to sacrifice short-term revenue for long-term profits or at ...More
    September 21, 2006 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles
  • Legislators Discuss Repeal of Arkansas Storage Tax
    Last week, Arkansas legislators discussed proposals for removing the state sales tax from groceries and a handful of other goods and services, including self-storage. ...More
    September 20, 2006 Posted in News
  • Spanish Storage Association Elects New Board
    In May, nearly two dozen industry representatives traveled to Madrid to vote for a new and enlarged board of directors for the Asociación Española de Self-Storage. ...More
    September 20, 2006 Posted in News
  • Punta Gordo Facility Wins Post-Charley Chamber Award
    Thanks to its recuperative efforts in the wake of 2004’s Hurricane Charley, Quality Self Storage received one of two business awards bestowed by the Punta Gorda (Fla.) Chamber of Commerce. ...More
    September 19, 2006 Posted in News, Development
  • Seminar on Records Management Added to ISS Vegas Expo
    The Inside Self-Storage Vegas Expo, Feb. 20-23, will include a seminar on the popular ancillary service of records management. ...More
    September 19, 2006 Posted in News
  • Avast! Assurances From 'Dear Abbey'
    I got a chuckle out of this one. On Friday, I read a Paramus (N.J.) Post article (an advice column really) in which an engaged widow wanted to know what she should think about her betrothed now that she's discovered he has two storage units full of stuff he won't toss. ...More
    September 19, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • DBCI to Sponsor ISS Vegas Expo Golf Classic
    The Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo, which will take place at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Feb. 20-23, will kick off with a golf tournament sponsored by DBCI. ...More
    September 15, 2006 Posted in News