Features/Columns


  • 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
  • Inside Self-Storage 2/98
    MicroTask's new Stor-Rite self-storage management software features a Windows-based, 32-bit code that will run with a Windows95 operating system. The company created Stor-Rite last year and began shipping the product last month from its Burlington, Mass., offices.s an owner ...More
    February 1, 1998 Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 2/98
    Over-and-Under in Oregon City By Cecile Blaine When customers see the two rows of self-storage buildings stacked on top of each other at Oregon City Secure Storage, some wonder "Where is the elevator?" Al Nichols, who manages the facility with his wife, Erma, ...More
    February 1, 1998 Cecile Blaine Posted in Articles
  • Is Now the Time TO BUY?
    Is Now the Time TO BUY? By Michael L. McCune Times are very good in the self-storage industry and, therefore, we in the real-estate industry are often asked, "Is it too late to buy or should we wait for a dip in the market to get into self-storage?" Our answer ...More
    February 1, 1998 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Real Estate
  • Accidents HappenRecognize and control your liability exposures
    Accidents HappenRecognize and control your liability exposures By David Wilhite Early in 1993, Juan Herrera, a truck driver, slipped and fell into an uncovered drainage hole while making a delivery, badly injuring his back. Herrera filed a liability lawsuit and, based on ...More
    February 1, 1998 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Does Facility Size Matter?
    By Pam Alton When an owner or a management company calls me looking for a new manager for their facility, one of the first things I am asked is, "How much should I pay the manager?" First, let me stress that there is no right or wrong answer when paying wages. ...More
    February 1, 1998 Pam Alton Posted in Articles
  • Protecting Yourself Against Employee Dishonesty
    Protecting Yourself Against Employee Dishonesty By David Wilhite Are you aware of the benefits of employee-dishonesty insurance? Many self-storage facility owners aren't, although this coverage can be as important as fire or liability insurance when it comes to protecting ...More
    February 1, 1998 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 2/98
    Sydney James Chiswell, known better as Jim, is president of Chiswell & Associates Ltd., a Williamsville, N.Y.-based consulting firm that specializes in business development, sales and marketing, employee training, strategic planning and association management. A ...More
    February 1, 1998 Posted in Articles