• Inside Self-Storage Magazine: Got Treasure?
    All of you will eventually be faced with this problem, even several times a year: A customer moves out and leaves behind a variety of items he’s decided he shouldn’t be responsible for discarding. Maybe he doesn’t want to deal with it. Maybe he thinks it’s part of your job. ...More
    December 1, 2005 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Two Storage Firms Aid Katrina Victims
    Within days of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, the CB Richard Ellis Self Storage Advisory Group (SSAG) of Houston organized a fundraising effort to assist. The company’s first step was to collect as much money as possible to buy supplies for local shelters and ...More
    December 1, 2005 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • AMSA Schedules Grassroots Seminars
    In 2006-7, the Arizona Mini Storage Association will host regional seminars designed to provide Arizona storage operators with operational tools and insights. ...More
    November 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • New Dates Announced for ISS Miami Expo
    The Inside Self-Storage Miami Expo, originally scheduled for Oct. 26-29 and postponed due to Hurricane Wilma, will now take place Nov. 29-Dec. 2. ...More
    November 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • U-Haul Supports Veterans in New York, Phoenix Parades
    U-Haul International Inc. will support the nation’s veterans and troops as a sponsor of the New York City and Phoenix Veterans’ Day parades on Nov. 11. ...More
    November 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • Self Storage Economics and Argus Host Free Teleconferences
    On Nov. 9 and 14, Chris Sonne of Self Storage Economics and Mike McCune of the Argus Self Storage Real Estate Network will host free “two in one” teleconferences on cap/interest rates and 1031 Exchanges. ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • Mapping Out a Loan Request
    Finding your way around is easy these days. Forget unfolding a printed map and searching for the most convenient route (and later trying to refold it to original form). That’s old school. Today, you simply go online to a mapping website, type in your starting location and ...More
    November 1, 2005 Neal Gussis Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Dealing With Disaster
    The devastation resulting from Hurricane Katrina should act as a wake-up call for every business owner. Acts of God such as hurricanes, tornadoes, fire, flood or earthquakes, and man-made devastations like break-ins, acts of terrorism or vandalism, represent just some of ...More
    November 1, 2005 Pamela Alton-Truitt Posted in Articles
  • The Finance of Storage Marketing
    Let’s talk about financeas it relates to the marketing of your self-storage business. First, you need to understand the concept of “return on marketing dollars” (ROMD). You want to spend the least amount possible on marketing while maximizing your return. Most owners go for ...More
    November 1, 2005 Fred Gleeck Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Loan Types and Lending Options
    Making the choice of which type of financing to secure for your self-storage property is sometimes straightforward. Other times, it’s complicated and confusing. In either case, it’s an important decision, one that can have a significant impact on your business, ...More
    November 1, 2005 Tom Walsh Posted in Articles, Finance