Features/Columns


  • Delinquencies Collections and Liens
    Delinquencies Collections and Liens By D. Carlos Kaslow Ultimately, self-storage is about collecting rent. The overwhelming majority of customers pay their rent when it is due and cause very few problems for facility owners and site managers. A relatively small number (3 ...More
    October 1, 1998 D. Carlos Kaslow Posted in Articles
  • Don't Hire 'Til You Check the Whites of Their EyesTesting and physiology combine to create effective interviews
    Don't Hire 'Til You Check the Whites of Their EyesTesting and physiology combine to create effective interviews By Beth Rosengren "Don't hire until you check the whites of their eyes." OK, so it's not quite the way Colonel William Prescott said it, and this isn't ...More
    October 1, 1998 Beth Rosengren Posted in Articles
  • The Chapters
    Bankruptcy What Happens Next? By Michael E. Hickey Typically, bankruptcy issues arise the day of or shortly before a lien sale, causing a fervor of questions: What happens to the money owed to the storage facility? How does the bankruptcy affect the self-storage lien? How ...More
    October 1, 1998 Michael E. Hickey Posted in Articles
  • Situation Too Good to Pass Up
    All Seasons Self-Storage Overcoming obstacles key to Boston-area conversion By Tom Brecke The former F.W. Dixon building had been vacant for nine years prior to its conversion to self-storage When Anthony Miller saw the old F.W. Dixon manufacturing building in Woburn, ...More
    October 1, 1998 Tom Brecke Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 10/98: A Case Study: Butler Manufacturing Company
    Facility Spotlight A Case Study: Butler Manufacturing Company Good Design Overcomes Bad Topography By Jim Ladesich Self-storage developers often "infill" sites where a strategic location offsets their problem topography. That was the case with a 75,000-square-foot ...More
    October 1, 1998 Jim Ladesich Posted in Articles, Development
  • Inside Self-Storage 10/98: Records Management and Storage
    Records Management and Storage Increasing revenue with little or no start-up cost By Cary F. McGovern Abstract: The most frequently asked question that I encounter as a records-storage consultant is, "Is it possible to provide records-management services in a ...More
    October 1, 1998 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • What to Do After a LossFiling an insurance claim
    What to Do After a LossFiling an insurance claim By David Wilhite No self-storage owner wants to contemplate the consequences of a fire destroying his facility or the wind ripping off his roof and doors, but the fact is that disasters can and do happen. Losses can be ...More
    October 1, 1998 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 10/98: Ask The Waldmans
    DEAR WALDMANS: I have stored goods with many storage facilities in my time because of the frequent moving involved with my employment. I am a real neat freak and can't help but compare facility to facility. I recently stored in a facility located in Montana, and I was ...More
    October 1, 1998 Posted in Articles
  • Preparing for the Manager
    Manager Turnover Being Prepared to Hire Your New Facility Manager By Pamela Alton In the past, it was not unheard of to have a facility manager for 5, 10, 15 years or longer, but that is an exception to the rule nowadays. It is not unusual to see managers turn over every 12 ...More
    October 1, 1998 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles
  • One on OneAn Interview With Neil Gussis
    One on OneAn Interview With Neil Gussis Neil Gussis, senior vice president, First Security Commercial Mortgage When we last caught up with Neal Gussis in the June 1995 issue of Inside Self-Storage, securitized lending was just beginning to make inroads in the self-storage ...More
    October 1, 1998 Posted in Articles, Finance