• Strike Back Through Repositioning
    Strike Back Through RepositioningWhat to do when competition is hitting you where it hurts By RK Kliebenstein The self-storage construction boom is on, and new facilities are popping up everywhere. There is increasing awareness in owners of older facilities that it is tough ...More
    February 1, 2001 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles
  • Quality First
    Quality FirstDigitech International stays on the cutting edge with a simple, old-fashioned idea By Tom Chmielewski Digitech International's 20-plus years working in self-storage security can be summed up in one word: quality. That's how the Asheville, N.C.-based company, ...More
    February 1, 2001 Tom Chmielewski Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 02/2001: Keeping Your Business Insurance Costs in Check
    Keeping Your Business Insurance Costs in Check By David Wilhite The self-storage industry has undergone tremendous changes over the past 20 years, evolving from a core group of small "mom and pop" operations to a large, powerful organization of professional ...More
    February 1, 2001 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Walk the Facility
    Preparing for the New Year By Pamela Alton The excitement of the Christmas season and New Year's has passed, and now it's time to turn our thoughts to spring and the busy summer rental rush. It will be upon us before we know it! The weather will be getting warmer soon and ...More
    February 1, 2001 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 02/2001: Permanent Storage Revenue
    Permanent Storage RevenueTHE NATURE OF RECORDS MANAGEMENT By Cary F. McGovern Storage revenue in the commercial records-storage industry is considered permanent. Annual growth rates from existing business, net of destruction, range from 15 percent at more mature companies ...More
    February 1, 2001 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • 2001 RealEstate Review
    2001 RealEstate ReviewWill there be an economic slowdown, and how will it affect self-storage? By Michael L. McCune In 1999, we were all so excited about the new millennium that we celebrated a year early. Now that it's the real beginning of the millennium, according to ...More
    February 1, 2001 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Review Your Agreement
    The Pitfalls of 'Borrowing' Lease Agreements By Jeffrey Greenberger Editor's Note: This column provides general insight into the legal aspects of self-storage and should not be substituted for the advice of your own attorney. As a new addition to Inside Self-Storage, this ...More
    February 1, 2001 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles
  • Coast-To-Coast Storage
    Coast-To-Coast Storage The staff of Inside Self-Storage recently had the opportunity to speak with RK Kliebenstein, president and founder of Boca Raton, Fla.-based Coast-To-Coast Storage, to discuss what is on the horizon for self-storage operators and developers. For more ...More
    February 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Late Fees
    Doling Out Late Fees By David Fleming Welcome to From Behind the Counter. This bi-monthly column is dedicated to self-storage managers and the issues they face. I hope to create an open forum in which managers can voice opinion, discuss topics relating specifically to their ...More
    February 1, 2001 David Fleming Posted in Articles
  • Getting and Keeping Customers
    Getting and Keeping CustomersHow to stay head and shoulders above the competition By Tammy Ross Getting Customers One of the most commonly asked questions in this industry is, "How do we attract customers to our stores?" The more important question is, "What ...More
    February 1, 2001 Tammy Ross Posted in Articles