• Fireproof Goods Protection
    On July 24, 2002, a Public Storage complex in Florence, Ky., suffered a disaster when a fire burned a 200-foot concrete and metal building of 52 units, 39 of which were rented. Tenant Mike Hermes, 38, of Taylor Mill, Ky., lost a baseball autographed by the entire 1975 ...More
    September 1, 2003 Van Carlisle Posted in Articles
  • Conversion Case Study
    Since the real estate crash of the late 80s or early 90s, conversion of real estate from an absolute use to one of renewed activity has been a challenge to all owners. Whether it is an old mill building in the Northeast, a discount store in the South, an office building in ...More
    September 1, 2003 Dan Curtis Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Building The Best Project
    The best stories are those that have you anticipating an ending as you weave through the plot; yet when it comes, it is not at all what you expected. In fact, the ending is much stranger than you could have ever imagined. The unforeseen twist leaves you in thought, trying ...More
    September 1, 2003 Bert Brown Posted in Articles
  • The Value of the Phone-Sales Presentation
    The competitiveness of today’s self-storage industry has forced us into the same realm as retail business—which relies heavily on marketing and sales—to fill our facilities. These days, self-storage companies spend tens of thousands of dollars per month, not only on Yellow ...More
    September 1, 2003 David Fleming Posted in Articles
  • What to Do When Police Arrive
    Long before the events of 9/11, the self-storage industry faced law-enforcement officials appearing unexpectedly at rental offices for various reasons. Generally, a police officer or member of a federal law-enforcement agency walks into your office, flips open a leather ...More
    July 1, 2003 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles
  • A 'Shock and Awe' Campaign
    The coalition forces won a decisive victory because they had great leadership. The campaign plan was communicated to everyone. It was bold, innovative and broke some old rules. But most important, everyone knew the part they needed to play.he war in Iraq has touched ...More
    July 1, 2003 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • www.getyourkeywords.com
    www.getyourkeywords.com A division of The Michaels/Wilder Group Would you like to make it easier for prospective customers to find your website? Would you like to be found when people looking for businesses like yours use a tool generating 2 million to 3 million searches ...More
    July 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Opening a New Facility
    Preparing and opening a self-storage store may seem like a simple task--until you actually begin the process. What most people do not predict are the special "surprises" every development project contains. About 90 days before a self-storage opening, there is a little extra ...More
    July 1, 2003 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles, Development
  • Do-It-Yourself Valuation
    In the February issue of Inside Self-Storage, I published an article titled "Valuation of Self-Storage Facilities." Since then, I've received many calls from people interested in financing, real estate tax issues, estate valuation or selling. Most are looking for a ballpark ...More
    July 1, 2003 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • Quick Switch™
    In the world of self-storage, not many products have come along to revolutionize the way individual door-alarm security systems are installed. Quick Switch has developed a new door-switch design that has completely altered the function of door-alarm contacts. The company ...More
    July 1, 2003 Posted in Articles