Features/Columns


  • Buying Contaminated?Effectively managing environmental issues that affect property purchases
    Buying Contaminated?Effectively managing environmental issues that affect property purchases By Michael D. Frede Many people involved with real estate in the self-storage industry are familiar with how environmental liabilities can significantly affect the profitability and ...More
    December 1, 1999 Michael D. Frede Posted in Articles, Development
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 12/99: Ask The Waldmans
    On My Last Nerve DEAR WALDMANS: I recently started a new job working for a storage facility. It is a different atmosphere than what I have worked in before. The office is small and the only other employee that works with me has a real attitude problem. At first, I thought ...More
    December 1, 1999 Posted in Articles
  • Fire Prevention and Safety
    Fire Prevention and Safety By David Wilhite Fire Prevention Week is held annually to commemorate one of the worst fires in American history--the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. According to popular legend, at about 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, a cow in a barn behind Katherine ...More
    December 1, 1999 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Keeping Your Facility Fresh and New
    Keeping Your Facility Fresh and New By Harley F. Rolfe Your self-storage facility needs to be as enticing at its 15th birthday as the new customers coming to visit it. The facility must attract prospective tenants for decades. There's no sentiment among prospects.--they ...More
    December 1, 1999 Harley F. Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • Changing Attitudes in Self-Storage
    Changing Attitudes in Self-Storage By Cary McGovern 1999 marks the year that records management changed in the self-storage industry. More and more operators are adding the service to their business lines. What's caused this change in attitude? Why are more and more people ...More
    December 1, 1999 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • QuikStor Mini-Storage Management Systems
    Product Focus QuikStor Mini-Storage Management Systems QuikStor is a Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based producer of self-storage management software for both DOS and Windows applications. Following is a highlight of the company's product offerings. Access Controls QuikStor's access ...More
    December 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Secrets to Successful StaffingUnderstanding the legalities of hiring and firing employees
    Secrets to Successful StaffingUnderstanding the legalities of hiring and firing employeesBy Scott ZuckerThere are numerous state and federal laws that restrict employers in their hiring and firing decisions. As a result of these laws--many of which can impose significant ...More
    December 1, 1999 Scott Zucker Posted in Articles
  • Marketing Self-Storage on the Internet
    Marketing Self-Storage on the Internet By Jeff Miller By now you have probably received solicitations from a variety of companies promising to bring you new business by advertising your facilities on the Internet. The purpose of this article is to: 1) clear up some common ...More
    December 1, 1999 Jeff Miller Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Store Wars: The Saga ContinuesA development update on self-storage in Phoenix
    Store Wars: The Saga ContinuesA development update on self-storage in Phoenix The Phoenix real-estate market is in its sixth year of a flourishing self-storage boom. The most elusive element with any cycle is knowing when it has reached its peak and the slide downward has ...More
    December 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Development
  • Tenant TracingTracking down that tenant who escaped owing you money
    Tenant TracingTracking down that tenant who escaped owing you money By Pamela Alton We have all experienced this scenario: You are doing your morning lock check and find a unit with the door wide open and the unit empty. Your first thoughts are: Did someone sneak in in the ...More
    December 1, 1999 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles