• Spain Proves Vibrant Soil for Self-Storage
    Spain has always stood out among countries most considered for self-storage expansion for several reasons: It has dense urban demographics, a booming economy, notable lack of competition and is service oriented. Also, the culture is shifting toward a more mobile lifestyle. ...More
    May 1, 2006 Serge Kaouane Posted in Articles
  • Manager's Memo: Realizing the Benefits of a Tenant Questionnaire
    A question self-storage managers constantly ask is, “How do we get more new customers, and what is the real reason they choose us?” The answers are many, but having a basic understanding of the most common denominators can give you a competitive advantage that spells the ...More
    May 1, 2006 Mel Holsinger Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine: Storage Speak
    Most of you think of Inside Self-Storage as a magazine only. Others believe we’re an industry association. But neither of these quite hits the mark. Actually, ISS is a lot more than a magazine. We’re steadily growing to include a wider range of products and services in ...More
    May 1, 2006 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles, Marketing
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine: Leases
    After reading this column, many readers ask, “How can I safely change a provision in my lease with existing tenants?” Sometimes operators want to create an entirely new lease and wonder how to switch over customers. You first need to consider whether the new clause ...More
    May 1, 2006 Jeff Greenberger Posted in Articles
  • Supplier Spotlight: Certified Mail
    If you’ve ever prepared documents for delivery by U.S. Postal Service Certified Mail, you know how time consuming it can be. Filling out the green cards, taking the mail to the post office and waiting in line are only a few of the nagging but important tasks self-storage ...More
    May 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Real Estate Roundup: Technology and Your Facility’s Value
    After more than 30 years in real estate, I am still surprised by advancements in technology that help us do business, and the Internet is no exception. We all know the importance of having a web presence for business purposes, but a principle concern is always foremost in ...More
    May 1, 2006 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Guard Against Employee Theft
    Most business owners are vulnerable to ongoing employee theft. One of the most widely used methods is through a credit card system. As your employees get rich, you become subject to fines, penalties, and the loss of revenue and credit card-acceptance privileges. Over the ...More
    May 1, 2006 Ross Federgreen Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Going Online
    A recent study by the National Self Storage Association indicates U.S. self-storage space exceeded 2 billion square feet by March 2006 and is growing more than 9 percent annually. Swift growth and rapid technological advances during the past years have catapulted the ...More
    May 1, 2006 Kat Shenoy and Sachin Bhakta Posted in Articles, Technology
  • ISS Scholarship Winners
    The Inside Self-Storage Scholarship Program encourages educational pursuits and rewards the hard work of students closely affiliated with self-storage. Entrants are required to work in the industry or have immediate family members employed by self-storage or related ...More
    May 1, 2006 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine: Storage Pros
    Storage Pros, West Seneca, N.Y. When the temperature is below freezing, snow is 3 feet deep and the wind chill is 10 F, think of the luxury of driving into a toasty storage building to load or unload goods. That’s the glory of renting units at Storage Pros in West Seneca, ...More
    May 1, 2006 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles