• Marketing--It's More Than Just Advertising
    Marketing--It's More Than Just Advertising By Pamela Alton "I want a manager that knows how to market my facility." How many times have we heard that statement? With ever-increasing competition in the self-storage industry, on-site managers are expected to do ...More
    July 1, 1998 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles
  • Putting the Pieces in Place
    Putting the Pieces in Place Developing a self-storage facility is a lot like putting a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle together. First there's the feasibility study, which determines if and where the project should be built. The steps involved in the feasibility alone are probably ...More
    July 1, 1998 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Forecasting Real-Estate Taxes
    Forecasting Real-Estate Taxes By Michael Donohue Each year storage owners conduct a budgeting process that includes forecasting the next year's real-estate taxes. This article will examine the factors that influence real-estate taxes, offering the reader a checklist ...More
    July 1, 1998 Michael Donohue Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Look at Your Rental Office
    Stuck in A Rut? Guidelines to Kickstart Your Self-Storage Managerial Position By Kim Alton You have been working for the same self-storage company for several years, and you have the routine down pat. You know all of your tenants by name, and you have heard every excuse for ...More
    June 1, 1998 Kim Alton Posted in Articles
  • Self-Storage Security for the Next Century
    Self-Storage Security for the Next Century By David Reddick Planning the security system for your self-storage facility has become a rather complex task. The long and short of it is that there are a lot of choices, and you, as an owner, operator or manager, will have unique ...More
    June 1, 1998 David Reddick Posted in Articles
  • The Self-Storage AuctionWhen you're left with a delinquent tenant's goods
    The Self-Storage AuctionWhen you're left with a delinquent tenant's goods By D. Carlos Kaslow Every self-storage operator, at some point in his career, is faced with the dilemma of a delinquent tenant. When that tenant fails to resolve the issue of his past-due balance or ...More
    June 1, 1998 D. Carlos Kaslow Posted in Articles
  • Catch the Wave
    Self-Storage Security Systems offer facilities not only protection, but marketing as well By Tom Brecke Everyone wants to be safe and secure, right? Of course. And tenants at a self-storage facility are no different. Locks for units are an industry standard, but more and ...More
    June 1, 1998 Tom Brecke Posted in Articles
  • Law firms and records management
    The Legal Industry Records Management and Litigation Support Services By Cary McGovern Law firms generate and maintain huge volumes of records. Most legal records are legal case files called "matters." Litigation work is the most prolific of all legal files, and ...More
    June 1, 1998 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Meeting Demand
    Boat and RV Storage The wave of the future By R. David Mattiza Having been involved in the self-storage industry for more than a decade, I have seen it evolve from mini-storage to self-storage, multistory facilities, document storage and climate-controlled facilities. Now, ...More
    June 1, 1998 R. David Mattiza Posted in Articles
  • Drafting a Lease Addendum for Auto and Boat Storage
    Drafting a Lease Addendum for Auto and Boat Storage By Scott Zucker Most self-storage rental agreements are written with the expectation of tenants storing personal property, such as household furnishings in enclosed storage units. Yet, more and more facilities are offering ...More
    June 1, 1998 Scott Zucker Posted in Articles