Features/Columns


  • 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
  • The First Step: Preparing Your Resume
    By Pamela Alton For one reason or another, the time has come for you to begin seeking new employment. You have searched the newspaper classifieds, contacted the employment agencies and asked other people in the industry. Now what? Before you go any further, you must be ...More
    March 1, 1998 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles
  • Multilevel Design Considerations
    Going Up? Multilevel Design Considerations By Cecile Blaine Twenty years ago, the mere mention of self-storage conjured up an image of a long line of one-story, garage-like units. Today, however, the typical self-storage facility might be housed in a one-story, two-story or ...More
    February 1, 1998 Cecile Blaine Posted in Articles
  • Evictions and AuctionsLimiting your liability exposure, Part II
    Evictions and AuctionsLimiting your liability exposure, Part II By David Wilhite Sale-and-disposal legal-liability coverage is unique to the self-storage industry. As mentioned in Part I of this article, sale-and-disposal legal-liability provides self-storage operators with ...More
    February 1, 1998 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • The Real-Estate Market at the End of the MillenniumWhere are we and where are we going?
    The Real-Estate Market at the End of the MillenniumWhere are we and where are we going? By Michael L. McCune The last few years have been very good for the owners of self-storage facilities. Clearly, the market for the ultimate product has been strong and growing. ...More
    February 1, 1998 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Inside Self-Storage 2/98
    Going for the New Career Dear Waldmans: It will be 10 years this August that I have been manager of a storage facility. I like my job, and the owner is wonderful. He trusts my judgment and lets me run the facility with a great deal of independence. His support in my ...More
    February 1, 1998 Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 2/98
    By Aaron A. Swerdlin and H. Dan Miller The last three to four years have been very exciting for the self-storage industry. Since June of 1994, more than $1.5 billion in self-storage properties have changed hands--a volume the industry has never before seen. Will this level ...More
    February 1, 1998 Aaron A. Swerdlin and H. Dan Miller Posted in Articles
  • Evictions and Auctions: Limiting Your Liability ExposurePart I
    Evictions and Auctions:Limiting Your Liability Exposure Part I By David Wilhite The self-storage business is a rental business. That is to say, the self-storage owner rents out space for storage purposes to tenants; he does not store the property of customers. He acts as a ...More
    February 1, 1998 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Records Management and Storage
    Records Management and Storage A Perspective for 1998 and Beyond By Cary McGovern The second installation of this two-part column will look at what forces are driving records management and records storage and how technology will affect traditional forms of records ...More
    February 1, 1998 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 2/98
    By David Wilhite Today's juries are routinely awarding tremendous sums of money for personal injury lawsuits that seem to surpass all sense of proportion and common sense. Approximately 10 million civil cases are filed each year, resulting in jury awards totaling in ...More
    February 1, 1998 David Wilhite Posted in Articles