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Teri L. Lanza,
Editorial Director

Tony Jones,
Contributing Editor/Store Manager

Amy Campbell,
Editor
12/14/2009

Conversions: The New Way to Build Self-Storage?

By Amy Campbell
While retrofitting empty buildings into self-storage facilities has always been a part of the self-storage construction landscape, the lack of available land for new development in many cities combined with the recent availability of large, empty buildings, has given self-storage conversions new life.
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12/11/2009

The Danger of Specials: Dealing With Tenants Who Pay More

By Amy Campbell
Each day for the past two weeks, I have been digitally bombarded with sale and discount offers from nearly every online retailer with whom I have shopped over the past year. Free shipping, 25% off, cash rebates, buy now and pay later ... There seems no end to what sellers are willing to do to move product this season. Many self-storage operators have felt a similar compulsion this year to offer ...
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12/09/2009

Tenant Accountability and the Holidays

By Amy Campbell
It may be the season of giving, but self-storage managers should take a hard stance when it comes to timely rent payments. Those who are chronic late-payers should be shown the door.
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12/07/2009

Social Media Mania: Are You on Board?

By Amy Campbell
ISS columnist and expo speaker, Derek Naylor, sparks a lively discussion on Self-Storage Talk about the merits of social media marketing.
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12/04/2009

Self-Storage Victory Over Eminent Domain

By Amy Campbell
This week a self-storage operator in Manhattan won a victory against eminent domain, but not because the court found the practice as a whole to be unconscionable. No, the reason Nicholas Sprayregen, owner of Tuck-It-Away Self Storage, walked away from the appeals court gratified in his ongoing struggle with Columbia University is because the court felt the state took an "unconstitutional" ...
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11/30/2009

Get Your ISS Factbook Today!

By Amy Campbell
Self-storage managers, owners, builders and investors can now order the annual Inside Self-Storage Factbook, an industry guide to all things self-storage.
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11/25/2009

Thankful for the Ability to Help Others

By Amy Campbell
This week thoughts of turkey and stuffing, fall vegetables and sweet-potato pie fill our heads. While summertime visions of mass rentals fade as quickly each day as the winter sun, there is still plenty for which to be thankful. Yes, this holiday season will be a bit more difficult for most of us, but there is a bright side. The self-storage industry as a whole has jumped on board with ...
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