Features/Columns


  • High Maintenance
    High Maintenance You get out what you put in. Ever hear that? Of course you have. Whether you're talking about a class, a computer, a car, a relationship or your own business, if you don't take care of it, it won't take care of you. My first car was a 1973 Dodge Dart, lime ...More
    February 1, 1999 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles, Development
  • Thoughts From the Road
    Thoughts From the Road By Jim Chiswell Editor's note: The following is the first of a new bi-monthly column from industry advisor Jim Chiswell. The column, entitled "Thoughts From the Road," will cover a range of topics and opinions concerning the self-storage ...More
    February 1, 1999 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • From The Strip to Wall Street
    From The Strip to Wall Street The numbers are in, and it's a record. This year's Las Vegas expo was the largest and most successful yet, with just under 3,000 participants. We'd like to express our gratitude to all those that have contributed to and frequented the show for ...More
    February 1, 1999 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Holding Down the Fort
    Holding Down the Fort Did you play King of the Hill when you were a kid? I feel like I'm still playing. Getting older imparts a wider array of freedoms, but it also signifies the attainment of intensified responsibility, along with more things that require protection: your ...More
    February 1, 1999 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Automation Debate
    Automation Debate I used to be what you'd call a technophobe. In college, the wee hours of the morning would frequently find me writing out papers by hand and then reproducing and editing them via typewriter. My roommate, who had a Macintosh computer with a word-processing ...More
    February 1, 1999 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles, Technology
  • If You Build It...
    If You Build It... OK, so maybe your purpose isn't as noble as Noah's was, but does that make it any less important? Not when you're talking about your bottom line. There's a lot to consider when developing or building self-storage, whether it involves conversions, ...More
    February 1, 1999 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Thoughts From the Road
    Thoughts From the Road By Jim Chiswell It does not seem possible that two months have gone by since writing my first column in February. It's like signing a 90-day bank-promissory note--time just seems to fly. I've already added to my frequent-flyer account this year, ...More
    February 1, 1999 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Green Valley Self-StorageTaking a dream to the bank
    Green Valley Self-StorageTaking a dream to the bank Green Valley Self-Storage, nestled in the gently rolling, green hills of central Ohio, simply began as a dream in 1993, then turned into reality in 1995. After attending an Inside Self-Storage Expo in Las Vegas, owner Gary ...More
    February 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Development
  • In the Spotlight
    In the Spotlight When I was four, the nursery school I attended put on a production of Jack and the Beanstalk in which I played the part of Jack's mother. At that age, I hadn't yet learned the concept of stage fright. Any attention was glorious, and I think I was pretty ...More
    February 1, 1999 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 1/99: Ask The Waldmans
    Where's My Stuff? DEAR WALDMANS: I have been in the storage business for almost eight years. During that time period, I have had my share of delinquent tenants. It is always an experience to enter into a lockout procedure. There is so much aggravation in the entire process ...More
    January 1, 1999 Posted in Articles