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  • Due Diligence
    The essence of any good real estate transaction is due diligence, a "cat and mouse"-like game played between buyers and sellers, lenders and borrowers that defines the risks in a transaction. Buyers and sellers alike can benefit from knowing more about the due-diligence ...More
    February 1, 2002 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles
  • Feasibility Studies
    Is it always necessary to conduct a feasibility study when developing a self-storage project? If you meet any of the following criteria, you probably do not need to seek a self-storage professional to analyze your project: Your great Aunt Martha is richer than God, has only ...More
    February 1, 2002 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles
  • State Of The Industry Report 2002
    Jim Chiswell was with a client during the early morning hours of Sept. 11 when he heard about a plane crashing into the World Trade Center. "From the second floor of this building in New Jersey, we watched the second plane hit, not knowing what it was," says Chiswell, of ...More
    January 1, 2002 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles
  • Tea Leaves and Tarot
    Throughout the centuries, those who would believe--whether out of simple curiosity or basic desperation--have sought forbidden glimpses of the future. They would hold out telling palms to those who could read them or weave stories in tea leaves and porcelain cups. They ...More
    January 1, 2002 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Self-Storage in the International Arena
    The first European self-storage facility was built in the United Kingdom in 1984, though the first self-storage facility in Continental Europe was built in Brussels at the end of the 1980s. At the beginning of the '90s, the first two French facilities were built. The first ...More
    December 1, 2001 Cesare Carcano Posted in Articles
  • Eastlake's Newest and Best
    The coastline of southern California has provided many opportunities for developers over the past century. In San Diego County, the five-year-old economic recovery has brought tens of thousands of new jobs into the area and has resulted in an unprecedented need for housing. ...More
    December 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Vehicle Storage
    Vehicle StorageA profit-making opportunityBy Rex W. YoungThere has been a great deal written in the past few years about boat and RV storage, but often the reader is left with more questions than answers. There is a good reason for this. The vehicle-storage business is like ...More
    October 1, 2001 Rex W. Young Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 09/2001: London Calling
    London Calling By RK Kliebenstein The first order in examining this market profile was to determine the proper etiquette regarding the name of the country. Is it England, the United Kingdom, Great Britain, the U.K.? Foolish as that question may seem, I did not want to ...More
    September 1, 2001 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles
  • Getting Started
    Getting StartedSelecting a solid site for a new self-storage business By Harold C. Leslie In today's market, it is more important than ever to do your homework before investing in a new self-storage project. Unlike the early days where you could build a project and expect ...More
    July 1, 2001 Harold C. Leslie Posted in Articles
  • Potential
    Paris, France By R.K. Kliebenstein I recently returned from the annual conference and tradeshow of the Self Storage Association of the United Kingdom and Europe, held in Brussels, Belgium. While on the east side of the "big pond," I met with clients in France to ...More
    June 1, 2001 R.K. Kliebenstein Posted in Articles