Features/Columns


  • 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
  • Wrap it Up...
    Wrap it Up... I have one of those mothers who spends more time wrapping her holiday gifts than she actually spends picking them out. She's meticulous. The paper must be appropriate to the receiving individual. The ribbon must be an impeccable match. Don't forget the ...More
    December 1, 1999 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles, Development
  • From Start to FinishPutting a loan package in order
    From Start to FinishPutting a loan package in order By Joe Fordonski Finding the type of financing that best fits their needs is key to self-storage owners today. Given the volatility in the commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) market over the past 12 months, ...More
    November 1, 1999 Joe Fordonski Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Communication Breakdown
    Communication Breakdown It happens to all of us. Breakdowns in communication just happen. Hey, we're human. What is unfortunate, however, is how these "breakdowns" affect our relationships, both business and personal. I want first to apologize to all of our ...More
    November 1, 1999 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Self-Storage and Brokers and Sales--Oh My!Is now the time to sell? If so, do you need a broker?
    Self-Storage and Brokers and Sales--Oh My!Is now the time to sell? If so, do you need a broker? By Maurice Pogoda It's no secret that we are experiencing a self-storage boom. Occupancies are high, rents continue to increase, and most owners have cash flows they never ...More
    November 1, 1999 Maurice Pogoda Posted in Articles
  • Limiting Your Liability in Records Management
    Limiting Your Liability in Records Management By Cary McGovern The most important issue in operating a commercial records business is limiting your liability. This article discusses what you need to know and how to protect yourself. What Do I Need to Know? Records are the ...More
    November 1, 1999 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • PRICINGTrick or treat?
    PRICINGTrick or treat? By Harley Rolfe Pricing is one of our most useful yet dangerous of business acts, and Halloween provides the perfect analogy. If you are only going to do one thing to change your marketing "mask," pricing is your choice. The plan is to be ...More
    November 1, 1999 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • Thoughts From the Road
    Thoughts From the Road By Jim Chiswell To Plan Ahead, You Need to Look Back Many of us are busy putting the final touches on our budgets and goals for the new year. However, are you looking back over the results of this year and really comparing what you actually ...More
    November 1, 1999 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles