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  • Legal Perspectives: Cell Tower Leases and Your Self-Storage Facility, Part II
    Many owners and operators have fallen in love with an unexpected source of revenue at their self-storage facilities: a cell tower. Once it’s up and running on your property, it may seem like easy street. Getting there, though, can be a different story. Assuming you can ...More
    November 9, 2007 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles, Legal Issues, Management
  • On the Record: Software Training ... Like Riding a Bike
    Recently, I watched my neighbor teach his son how to ride a brand-new two-wheeler. Do you remember when and how you learned to do the same? From a distance, little Adam looked like a proud expert on his “big boy bike.” But at closer range, you could see his training wheels ...More
    November 9, 2007 Chris Spisto Posted in Articles
  • Boat & RV Storage Scene: Dakota Park Boat and RV Storage
    Before it could become a viable project, Dakota Park Boat and RV Storage in Fresno, Calif., had to overcome a whole bundle of obstacles.First, the property is an odd shape, which made it difficult to incorporate the number of units needed for the development to succeed. The ...More
    November 9, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Legal Perspectives: Cell Tower Leases and Your Self-Storage Facility [Part I of II]
    Many owners and operators have fallen in love with an unexpected source of revenue at their self-storage facilities: a cell tower. Once it’s up and running on your property, it may seem like easy street. Getting there, though, can be a different story. Assuming you can ...More
    November 1, 2007 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles, Legal Issues, Management
  • Records Storage: No More Myths, Just the Basics
    Records storage offered in a self-storage environment can be simple and require very little labor. If you’ve considered offering an ancillary service but have been frightened away by the thought of more work, it’s time you learned about records management. When I started ...More
    November 1, 2007 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Cell-Tower Leases for Self-Storage to Be Addressed at ISS Vegas Expo
    Self-storage operators interested in learning more about security cell-tower leases for their sites can learn more at the Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo, Feb. 5-8, 2008. ...More
    October 26, 2007 Posted in News
  • Cell-Tower Lease Income for Storage Facilities
    Cell-tower leases represent a potential, long-term revenue source for self-storage operations. Just make sure you know the intricacies of this profit center before signing on. A cell site typically consists of a transmitter and antennas, and may be attached to a rooftop, ...More
    October 1, 2007 Ken Schmidt Posted in Articles
  • Market Trends for RV and Boat Storage
    One would believe the rise in the cost of gasoline and, most recently, diesel fuel would slow the production and sale of larger boats and motor-homes, but it’s just not the case. Recent conversations with experts from the boating and RV industries indicate the RV- and ...More
    October 1, 2007 Ed Heil Posted in Articles
  • Entering the Storage-Condo Market
    Just about any kind of real estate can be turned into condominiums, including apartments, detached homes, offices, hotels, airport garages and even grain-storage buildings. Vehicle storage is no exception. The storage condo is an emerging niche within the rapidly growing ...More
    October 1, 2007 Jim Stratton Posted in Articles
  • Records Storage
    I grew up in the 1950s in South Louisiana where everyone was Roman Catholic. We hardly knew there were other religions. Our nun teachers taught us religion from a catechism. I presume they thought we were not qualified to read the Bible. I remember with vivid detail a ...More
    July 2, 2007 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles