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  • Public Storage Adds to Executive Team
    Mark C. Good has joined Public Storage Inc. as senior vice president and chief operating officer. ...More
    September 9, 2008 Posted in News
  • Spring Ahead this Fall
    This summer we had hoped to add some space onto our kitchen, but because we got a late start on the project, we soon realized (much to my chagrin) there wasn't enough time to finish the project before the cold weather and precipitation would likely intervene. Not to ...More
    September 9, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • Capture Boat/RV-Storage Tenants With Target Marketing
    Contrary to popular belief, marketing is not an exact science. Millions of dollars have been wasted by many on a project or product that just didn’t sell. Many of us have learned that the “ready, aim, fire” approach is just as bad as “ready, aim, ...More
    September 9, 2008 Terri Heil Posted in Articles, Marketing
  • Self-Storage Stays on Top
    This week the ISS editorial team is working on November’s business issue. As we wade through articles about self-storage financing, it’s easy to buy into the gloom and doom. While it’s true self-storage has perfomed better in today’s dreadful economy ...More
    September 8, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Taking a Cue From the Past to Build the Future of Self-Storage
    Construction and industry experience play key roles in the success of future self-storage buildings. ...More
    September 7, 2008 L. Bruce McCardle Posted in Articles, Construction, Development, Finance
  • Kick Your Own Butt to Help Kids!
    Every summer for the past several years, Buchanan Street Partners has assembled real estate professionals from throughout self-storage and other industries to participate in a marathon sports event and raise money for children's charities. The 2008 event is coming up ...More
    September 5, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Self-Storage Phasing: Save Time and Money
    Phasing self-storage construction minimizes the initial investment and allows for unit-mix alterations. ...More
    September 5, 2008 Dan Curtis Posted in Articles, Construction, Development
  • OpenTech Releases Self-Storage Kiosk Usage Numbers for First-Half 2008
    OpenTech Alliance Inc., developer of the INSOMNIAC line of self-storage kiosks, has released detailed kiosk-usage numbers for the first six months of 2008, providing insight into how consumers use and benefit from self-service tools. ...More
    September 4, 2008 Posted in News, Technology
  • StorageVault Canada Funds Self-Storage Purchases With Share Sale
    StorageVault Canada Inc. plans to sell C$6 million in shares to fund the acquisition of additional fixed-unit self-storage facilities for Canadian PUPS Inc., its portable storage business in Regina, Saskatchewan. ...More
    September 4, 2008 Posted in News
  • Don't Shoot the Messenger
    Last week I talked about the facet of a self-storage manager’s life that entails offering a sympathetic ear to distressed customers. This week another “hat” caught my eye—policeman.   My other hobby—if you could call it a hobby—is ...More
    September 3, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs