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  • Photos From Tacoma Elf Storage
    I recently wrote an entry in praise of creative holiday marketing for self-storage operatons. One of the facilities mentioned in my post was Tacoma (Wash.) Self Storage, which cleverly darkens the "s" on "Self" in its prominent signage to become purveyors of festive "elf ...More
    January 5, 2009 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Investment Real Estate Brokers Sell Two Self-Storage Facilities
    Investment Real Estate LLC brokered the sale of two self-storage facilities: Tablers Station Self Storage in Martinsburg, W.V., and Easy Self Storage in Plattsburgh, N.Y. ...More
    January 5, 2009 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • VHS Is Dead
    Yes, it’s true, the VHS tape has gone way of the laserdisc, BETA and Atari. It is now officially declared a dead media format after Distribution Video Audio of Palm Harbor, Fla., the last major supplier of VHS tapes, shipped the last of its salable ...More
    January 5, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Ekovich Leaves Marcus & Millichap Self-Storage Group
    Steve Ekovich leaves his post of regional manager and national director of the self-storage group at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Services. ...More
    January 5, 2009 Posted in News
  • HFF Secures $6M for Self-Storage in Berkeley Heights, N.J.
    Jon Mikula and Michael Klein of the New Jersey office of HFF (Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.) secured $6 million in financing on behalf of The Hampshire Cos. for Berkeley Heights Self Storage in Berkeley Heights, N.J. ...More
    January 5, 2009 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • Researchers Study Water Conservation for Farms
    Jan Kleissel and a team of University of California students are studying ways to help farmers conserve more water by using a scintillometer to measure the amount of water crops lose to evaporation. The researchers hope to help farmers see how efficiently their water is ...More
    January 5, 2009 Posted in News
  • Weak U.S. Economy Leads to Manufacturing Slowdown
    The troubled U.S. economy has led to a slowdown in manufacturing. Manufacturing activity hit the lowest reading in 28 years as new orders and employment continue to decline. ...More
    January 5, 2009 Posted in News
  • Self-Storage Marketing Lessons From AOL and Coca-Cola
    Before setting a marketing plan, self-storage owners should look at how corporate giants have successfully integrated alliances to sell more products. Developing relationships with other companies is the key to making integration marketing work well. ...More
    January 5, 2009 Derek M. Naylor Posted in Articles, Marketing
  • Customer-Service Savvy for Self-Storage
    The best method for self-storage operators to attract new tenants and retain current ones is to under-promise and over-deliver. ...More
    January 3, 2009 Dianna Tuttle and M. Anne Ballard Posted in Articles
  • Getting Healthy Tops New Year's Resolutions
    A staple of the New Year is a list of New Year's resolutions. More saving, healthier eating and quitting smoking top the list of many Americans. Gym memberships peak in the new year, as do calls to quit-smoking hotlines and financial planning offices. ...More
    January 2, 2009 Posted in News