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  • Third Quarter Survey Begins for Self-Storage Confidence Index
    The Self-Storage Confidence Index survey for the third quarter of 2009 will begin on May 18, concluding on June 5. The index is designed to anticipate the effects of economic conditions and trends on self-storage operations. ...More
    May 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Westport Properties to Manage CO Self-Storage Facilities
    Westport Properties has been awarded four new self-storage management contracts in Colorado, bringing its portfolio of owned, operated or managed storage properties to 38. ...More
    May 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Sentry Self-Storage Names New San Antonio Area Manager
    Maggio has a proven track record of taking over an under performing asset and turning it into a well-managed operation within 90 to 120 days, according to Sentry. She knows how to motivate her team to maximize revenue and increase occupancy. ...More
    May 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • GM Cuts Ties With 1,100 Dealerships
    As part of its bid to save the company, General Motors is letting go of 1,100 of its 6,000 dealerships in the next year. The company notified the dealerships Friday that it will not renew their contracts when they come due in October 2010. Many of the dealerships will ...More
    May 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • U.K. Self-Storage Operator Revamps Website
    U.K.-based Access Self Storage has appointed Redweb to re-design and build its company website to improve the user experience, increase sales and showcase its new corporate branding. ...More
    May 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Congress Considering Healthcare Reform
    Democrats in the House of Representatives are weighing health care changes that could affect millions of Americans. Being considered: Federal aid to help families earning up to $88,000 pay for insurance and a requirement that all must carry coverage. ...More
    May 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Satirical News Site Pokes Fun at Self-Storage
    Satirical fake-news organization The Onion today published a story to its website that presents the self-storage business as an occupational magnet for losers. ...More
    May 14, 2009 The Onion, self-storage satire, self-storage spoof Posted in News
  • Chrysler to Close 789 Dealerships
    A few weeks after filing for bankruptcy, Chrysler LLC is taking another drastic step, closing 789 dealerships, according to a plan filed in bankruptcy court Thursday. ...More
    May 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • AZ Self Storage Association Draws a Crowd
    The Arizona Self Storage Association Conference and Tradeshow drew existing self-storage operators and those looking to get into the industry May 12 and 13. The conference featured several industry experts and a number of self-storage vendors. ...More
    May 14, 2009 Amy Campbell Posted in News, Construction, Finance, Marketing, Technology
  • Stock Market Falls After Grim Report on April's Retail Sales
    Economic forecasters were disappointed Wednesday when the government reported retail sales fell for the second straight month. Consumers spent less on gasoline, appliances and groceries, the U.S. Commerce Department reported. The grim news led to a sharp dive on Wall ...More
    May 13, 2009 Posted in News