Texas observed Texas Self-Storage Week during the annual Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) tradeshow and conference, Oct. 25-28 at The Woodlands in Houston. Governor Rick Perry extended greetings to TSSA members.
The event offered a variety of educational seminars including information on solar energy, improving operations and customer service, and more.
Noted economist Dr. Mark Dotzour, of the Real Estate Center of Texas A & M University, presented a real estate forecast on the final day of the show. Ray Wilson, of Self Storage Data Services, gave the fifth annual census and market research report. This was followed by a panel of financing experts who discussed self-storage financing.
The annual event also highlighted TSSA’s fundraising commitment to Shriners Burn Hospital for Children in Galveston. Since 1999, the TSSA has donated more than $200,000 to the hospital. The money is raised during poker tournaments, and live and silent auctions.
The next TSSA show will be Oct. 17-20 in Fort Worth. “Anyone in the industry will benefit from the education and networking opportunities,” says TSSA President Dan Small, of Diamond Self Storage Management.