Features/Columns


  • Moving to the Next Phase
    It's no secret that a lot of thought needs to be given to breaking ground on a new self-storage construction project. And before one spade of dirt is turned, a wise developer will have completed a thorough feasibility study to determine just how realistic the project looks. ...More
    April 1, 1998 Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine
    By William Mattern The self-storage industry has undergone many changes over the past 20 years, growing from a small family of forward-thinking people to a large, powerful group of savvy business professionals. The growth and maturity the industry has enjoyed has also ...More
    March 1, 1998 William Mattern Posted in Articles
  • Storage and Retrieval
    By Cary F. McGovern Abstract: To be successful in any business you must have a plan. Records management is a "horse of a different color." The typical business concerns are a bit different in this business than in other enterprises. It has been said that the ...More
    March 1, 1998 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Climate-ControlWhat it means for your business and your bottom line
    Climate-ControlWhat it means for your business and your bottom line By Dan Curtis Using the existing ceiling system for a conversion. Writing this article prompted me to take a look back at what has been said in the past about climate control in self-storage. In the '80s, ...More
    March 1, 1998 Dan Curtis Posted in Articles
  • Insurance
    By Scott Zucker The following article is reprinted from the Mini-Storage Law Commentary, which is published by the law firm of Shapiro, Fussell, Wedge, Smotherman & Martin, Suite 1200, One Midtown Plaza, 1369 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309. The words "fire" ...More
    March 1, 1998 Scott Zucker Posted in Articles
  • Attracting Business With a Discount
    Attracting Business With a Discount DEAR WALDMANS: I am an avid reader of your column and enjoy reading about the different experiences of storage operators. I have owned a facility for about two years. It is evident that I need to do something different from the normal ...More
    March 1, 1998 Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine
    They may not be Sanford and Son, but Bob Skinner and Scott Wieser do collect used items. Large, cargo containers to be exact. Skinner and Wieser are principals in San Francisco-based TMS, a joint venture between Triton Container International and International Equipment ...More
    March 1, 1998 Posted in Articles
  • Retrofit
    By Cecile Blaine Self-storage facility developers used to ask themselves when it made financial sense to offer climate control. Today, they ask themselves when doesn't it make sense to have the amenity. In this article, we'll take a look at recent trends and changes in ...More
    March 1, 1998 Cecile Blaine Posted in Articles
  • ONE on ONE
    ONE on ONEAn Interview With Randy Tipton Randy J. Tipton is vice president of strategic planning for the Universal Insurance Facilities Ltd., making her the person most responsible for setting the direction and focus of the company's insurance programs. Ms. Tipton formerly ...More
    March 1, 1998 Posted in Articles
  • Let's Get Started
    By Jim Chiswell Conducting a feasibility study should be looked at as more than just determining the viability of a specific location or market area. It should also be viewed as a complete process of determining if you really want to be in the self-storage business, and if ...More
    March 1, 1998 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles, Development