Self-Storage Operating Performance


  • Market Report: Evansville, Ind.
    Evansville is the regional center for a large trade area in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. The broad economic base of the region has helped to build an economy known for its stability, diversity and vitality. Major industries include manufacturing, warehousing and ...More
    April 23, 2008 Self Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles, Real Estate
  • ISS Flash Report: San Diego
    The San Diego metropolitan statistical area is the 17th largest in the nation. From an economy largely dominated by defense and military expenditures, the city’s industries have transformed into a diverse mix of high-technology commercial endeavors. Some of these sectors ...More
    November 9, 2007 Self Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles, Development, Real Estate
  • Real Estate Roundup
    Our roundtable of experts gathered this month to discuss self-storage in the South-Central States. I asked our local broker affiliates to summarize the current market in their areas and share thoughts on what the future may hold. What impact has portable storage had on ...More
    October 1, 2007 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • Green Up With Economic Occupancy
    When it comes to gauging success, many self-storage operators focus only on physical unit occupancy. Sure, it may be an ego boost when unit occupancy is high. Maybe you’ve even thought to yourself, “Things are going well because occupancy is at 94 percent.” Perhaps you’ve ...More
    September 1, 2007 Brad North Posted in Articles
  • A VIEW FROM THE STREET
    It’s hard to find a person without a favorite time of the year. Ski and snow sports buffs can’t wait for winter. Some favor springtime for its sense of renewal. The summer entices us with warm weather, vacations and outdoor activities. Others prefer the fall season with the ...More
    May 1, 2007 Neal Gussis and Minh Tran Posted in Articles
  • The Marketing-Technology Twist
    Are you aware that large self-storage organizations have certain methods to increase their revenues and profits that less-experienced facilities haven’t yet had a chance to discover? The big operators benefit from economies of scale. They have access to plenty of human and ...More
    May 1, 2007 Derek Naylor and Terry Bagley Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Self-Evaluation
    The debate over professional management companies vs. owner-managed properties has been ongoing for many years, with no end in sight. Each has its merits and downfalls, and it’s up to property owners to evaluate their situations candidly and determine what is right for ...More
    April 2, 2007 Tammy Ross Posted in Articles
  • Hitting the Jackpot
    At some point, we probably all dream of winning a lottery jackpot. It’s hard not to imagine what we would do if we could cash in on such good fortune. Sounds like a dream. And for the overwhelming majority of us, winning the lottery is. But some self-storage owners may be ...More
    February 1, 2007 Neal Gussis Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Inside the Investor’s Mind
    What determines the value of a self-storage facility? The answer is income—current and future. It’s what drives the value of all investments, including commercial real estate. People seek investment vehicles they believe will provide a risk-weighted return superior to ...More
    February 1, 2007 Dale Eisenman Posted in Articles
  • Get Ready … Sell!
    Everybody contemplating selling a facility should follow a value-enhancing checklist, regardless of how well the store has been run. The two basic areas to address are a facility’s physical aspects and financial recordkeeping. If you developed your facility on raw ground, ...More
    February 1, 2007 Rob Schick Posted in Articles