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  • America’s Best Self Storage Celebrates 20 Years, Solicits Toys for Tots Donations
    Torrance, Calif.-based America's Best Self Storage is celebrating its 20th birthday on Nov. 18, being recognized by the local chamber of commerce for the milestone and serving as a donation center for Toys for Tots. ...More
    November 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • ISS and Sentinel Systems Offer Free Webinar on Self-Storage Security
    On Jan. 15, 2009, Inside Self-Storage (ISS) and Sentinel Systems Corp. will present a free webinar titled “Self-Storage Security: Getting Past the Hype on Systems, Installation and More.” ...More
    November 17, 2008 Posted in News, Technology
  • Bands Ousted From Self-Storage Facility in Columbia, S.C.
    Thanks to a recent ruling by the Richland County, S.C., fire marshal, bands will no longer be allowed to practice at Sumter Street Storage near the University of South Carolina. ...More
    November 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • Lien Sales Know-How
    Over the past year, many self-storage facilities across the country have grappled with declining occupency and delinquent accounts. A recent article on shows an alarming side affect of the depressed economy: people simply walking away from their storage ...More
    November 17, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Bolsa Chica Self Storage Welcomes Management Team
    Bolsa Chica Self Storage of Westminster, Calif., hired Larry and Becky Lyon as the new management team. The couple joined Bolsa Chica Self Storage in September after managing another facility in Springfield, Mo., for 11 years. For more information, ...More
    November 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • Security Self Storage Sold to Storage Mart for $4 Million
    Security Self Storage sold its facility in Fairfield, Calif., to Storage Mart for $4.04 million. The nine-building, 63,250-square-foot storage facility was built in 1985 and has 544 storage units. Storage Mart will operate under the same management. David Buurma with NAI BT ...More
    November 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • Five Steps to the Best Self-Storage Facility Appraisal
    Life has changed from the days when you could walk into your lender’s office with an appraisal in hand and get a loan. In today’s lending environment, it's the lender who decides the appraiser and you, the property owner, are often left out of the whole ...More
    November 17, 2008 Ray Wilson Posted in Articles, Finance, Real Estate
  • How to Choose a Self-Storage Lender in a Lender’s Market
    Choosing a lender is a vital part of any successful self-storage financing transaction, but in today’s environment, it may seem like lenders are choosing you rather than the other way around. How can you be prepared?Even in an uncertain lending market like the one we ...More
    November 15, 2008 Jessica Mandel Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Self Storage Advisory Group Brokers Sale of Two StorageOne Facilities
    Ryan Howse, Nate Hunterton and Richard Howard of Las Vegas-based Self Storage Advisory Group brokered the sale of two StorageOne facilities. Public Storage bought both properties during their initial lease-up. The two sites, sold separately, add 156,030 net rentable square ...More
    November 14, 2008 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • Who Ever Thought Gas Could Give You Great Marketing?
    I'm standing at a gas pump last weekend, filling up my tank, when I look over and see, right next to the bank of pumps, a large box display with a series of clear plastic pockets across the front. "Free Month of Storage" blazed in large letters from the tops of shiny, ...More
    November 14, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs