• A Walk Down Wall StreetThe state of financing in the self-storage industry
    A Walk Down Wall StreetThe state of financing in the self-storage industry By Tara Collins Though reserved, lenders and Wall Streeters are optimistic for 1999. While the market took a hard turn during the last two quarters, things are beginning to look up for self-storage ...More
    January 1, 1999 Tara Collins Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Inside Self-Storage 11/98: US Door & Building Components
    CORPORATE PROFILE US Door & Building Components Looking to the future By Tom Brecke Don't accuse John McLane or Chip Cordes of letting grass grow under their feet. McLane, founder of Roll-lite Storage Systems, and Cordes, general manager of Roll-lite, left that company ...More
    December 1, 1998 Tom Brecke Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Protecting Your Facility Against Winter Weather
    Protecting Your Facility Against Winter Weather By David Wilhite Are you ready for winter? Freezing temperatures, blustery winds, ice, sleet and snow can all cause severe damage to your self-storage facility and property, especially if you are not prepared for them. Winter ...More
    December 1, 1998 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • What You Should Know About Hurricane Coverage
    What You Should Know About Hurricane Coverage By David Wilhite In any given year, an average of three hurricanes will strike the United States. In 1995, hurricanes accounted for more than 100 deaths and caused billions of dollars in damages. National Weather Service experts ...More
    December 1, 1998 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Dispelling Old Myths
    Dispelling Old Myths By Cary F. McGovern Recently, I overheard several long-time self-storage owner/operators and prominent self-storage consultants discussing records management. According to their conversation, records management in a self-storage facility is difficult to ...More
    December 1, 1998 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 12/98: North Ranch Self Storage
    North Ranch Self Storage 'A CUT ABOVE' By Jeanne Fulfer North Ranch Self Storage, in Thousand Oaks, Calif., is the result of several years of planning. We wanted not just a storage facility, but a property that was a cut above the rest--a business for which we could be ...More
    December 1, 1998 Jeanne Fulfer Posted in Articles
  • 1. The Financial Review
    The Year-End Audit Making It Work for You By Jim Chiswell The letter arrives. You open it with great trepidation, but nothing can soften the blow of its terrifying message: You are being audited! Even when you believe that you have dotted every "i" and crossed ...More
    December 1, 1998 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Tenant Releases
    Creating and Using Tenant Authorization and Release Forms By Scott Zucker Editor's note: The following article is reprinted from the Spring 1998 issue of Mini-Storage Law Commentary, a newsletter written by Scott Zucker for mini-storage owners and managers published by the ...More
    December 1, 1998 Scott Zucker Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 12/98: Ask The Waldmans
    MY HEAD HURTS! DEAR WALDMANS: I have been in the storage business for almost three years and there have been many situations during this time that have left me quite baffled. This last one though, gave me a major headache. I had a roof leak in 15 of my units, four of which ...More
    December 1, 1998 Posted in Articles
  • What's in a Sign?
    SIGNS of the TIMES Proper signage key to facility's marketing plan Most experts will agree that a business isn't worth a dime without the right kind of sign. How else can a customer find your business? Self-storage is no different. In fact, because storage is a micro market ...More
    December 1, 1998 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles