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  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 01/2000: Ask The Waldmans
    In Deep Trouble DEAR WALDMANS: I manage a self-storage facility in Texas, and am fairly new at this job. I have been faced with a real dilemma concerning the rules for an auction. The company I work for does not provide us with a book of storage rules. We must ask our ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • Insurance Claims by Self-Storage Facility Owners The year in review
    Insurance Claims by Self-Storage Facility OwnersThe year in review By David Wilhite It should come as no surprise that the big insurance news for 1999 was Hurricane Floyd, which caused untold millions of dollars of losses in storm-related damages (the damage total is still ...More
    January 1, 2000 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Working ItGetting the most out of a tradeshow
    Working ItGetting the most out of a tradeshow Editor's Note: The following article has been provided as primer for those attending the Inside Self-Storage Expo to be held at the Rio Suite Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Feb. 2-4. Some people view it as a vacation. Others ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • HELP WANTEDMr. or Ms. 'Good Manager' only need apply
    HELP WANTEDMr. or Ms. 'Good Manager' only need apply By Pamela Alton As we all know, the people you choose to manage your facility will make the difference between a highly successful operation and a mediocre one. Finding that perfect management staff is not always an easy ...More
    January 1, 2000 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles
  • State of the Industry ReportA look into the year 2000
    State of the Industry ReportA look into the year 2000 By Teri L. Lanza "I never think of the future. It comes soon enough." ~Albert Einstein That it does. A year ago, Inside Self-Storage conferred with industry experts--crooned to the crystal ball, so to speak--in ...More
    January 1, 2000 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles, Development
  • 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
  • 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