Features/Columns


  • Records Management Is Always Cost-Justified
    Records Management Is Always Cost-Justified By Cary McGovern ithout exception, records management is always less expensive than passive records storage. This column discusses the method that can prove it to your customer. There are three typical ways that companies store ...More
    May 1, 2000 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • New Kids on the Block
    New Kids on the Block By Harley Rolfe They call economics the dismal science. Boring as the subject may be, it guides sellers in effectively diagnosing and treating soft income and low occupancy. One of the incipient conditions of the self-storage industry is commodity ...More
    April 1, 2000 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • Thoughts From the Road
    Thoughts From the Road By Jim Chiswell This month's column provides me with a very unique opportunity: a chance to talk about a major self-storage meeting coming to Buffalo, N.Y., next month. No, I'm not pulling your leg. Inside Self-Storage is bringing its spring expo to ...More
    April 1, 2000 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Another Walk Down Wall StreetSelf-storage financing players talk about the market, lending terms, interest ratesand more
    Another Walk Down Wall StreetSelf-storage financing players talk about the market, lending terms, interest rates and more By Tara Collins Higher interest rates have slowed the progress of smaller self-storage financing transactions. However, most lenders say there's still ...More
    April 1, 2000 Tara Collins Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Financial FeasibilityStarting point or best guess?
    Financial FeasibilityStarting point or best guess? By Jim Oakley When a developer locates a potential site, he has a gut feeling about its profitability based upon his experience. The first step is to then establish zoning entitlements and get a site plan approved. Next, he ...More
    April 1, 2000 Jim Oakley Posted in Articles
  • The Need for Customers' Goods Legal Liability
    The Need for Customers' Goods Legal Liability By David Wilhite If there is one absolute truism in the self-storage industry it is that you, as a facility owner, do not take possession of your customers' property; you act as a landlord and not a warehousemen. That is why you ...More
    April 1, 2000 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Universal Insurance Facilities Ltd.Introducing an Affordable Medical Plan for You and Your Employees
    Universal Insurance Facilities Ltd.Introducing an Affordable Medical Plan for You and Your Employees Have you always wanted to offer medical benefits to your employees but been put off by the high cost? Now it's easier and less expensive than ever to offer the benefits your ...More
    March 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • After a Loss: Filing An Insurance Claim
    No one likes to contemplate the consequences of fire, wind or other perils, but it's a fact of life that disasters can and do happen. Therefore, as a responsible self-storage facility owner, you need to have an action plan to ensure the safety of your operation. For ...More
    March 1, 2000 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Roof MaintenanceKeeping it covered
    Roof MaintenanceKeeping it covered By Rick Dodge Roof maintenance is one of the most overlooked issues of a building project, yet it's the simplest maintenance to perform. Like most other major purchases, such as a car or your home, in order to increase the life of the ...More
    March 1, 2000 Rick Dodge Posted in Articles
  • Delinquencies, Collections and Liens
    Delinquencies, Collections and Liens By D. Carlos Kaslow Ultimately, self-storage is about collecting rent. The overwhelming majorities of customers pay their rent when it is due and cause very few problems for facility owners and site managers. A relatively small number (3 ...More
    March 1, 2000 D. Carlos Kaslow Posted in Articles