Features/Columns


  • Cover the BasesA solid game plan can lead to better interest rates
    Cover the BasesA solid game plan can lead to better interest rates By Neal Gussis If lenders were baseball players, they would be in the Hall of Fame with all the bases they cover. As self-storage lenders, it seems we're always looking for something. That's because in order ...More
    November 1, 1999 Neal Gussis 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Inside Self-Storage 9/99: DOMICO
    DOMICOThe Future of Self-Storage Software DOMICO, a provider of management software to the self-storage industry, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. This fall the company will release its third product, DOMICO 2000, which will incorporate all of the ...More
    April 1, 1999 Glenn Hunter Posted in Articles, Development, Technology
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 10/99: Ask The Waldmans
    It's Not User-Friendly DEAR WALDMANS: I love all the new computerized products for this industry, but I don't think the inventors ever try them out before placing them on the market. The security-system keypads I use at my facility seem to create a lot of griping. They are ...More
    April 1, 1999 Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 6/99: DCD Services Inc.
    DCD Services Inc.Standard line of buildings, not standard service Baskin Robbins may have 32 flavors, but how does choosing from a selection of 5,000 suit you? Such is the case if you're a self-storage owner or developer looking to erect a standard building. DCD Services ...More
    April 1, 1999 Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 7/99: Real Management Systems
    Real Management SystemsGetting to the heart of the self-storage business By Diane Di Cioccio One-hundred percent occupancy is the primary objective of every self-storage business owner. Getting there is the challenge. Doing it consistently seems impossible. Everything from ...More
    April 1, 1999 Diane Di Cioccio Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 11/99: Ask The Waldmans
    Choosing is Confusing DEAR WALDMANS: I am the proud new owner of a self-storage facility. It has truthfully been an experience in developing all the essential elements that go into a storage facility. The facility is approximately 50,000 square feet, and will have a ...More
    April 1, 1999 Posted in Articles