Self-Storage Operating Performance

  • Seven Deadly Sins of Self-Storage
    Seven Deadly Sins of Self-StorageAre you really recession-ready? By R.K. Kliebenstein Talk of recession is in the air. Whether you are a seasoned operator or the newest store in lease-up, this has to be a subject of interest. Have you already prepared for an economic ...More
    July 1, 2001 R.K. Kliebenstein Posted in Articles
  • Serving Up Truck Rentals
    Serving Up Truck RentalsUsing this growing ancillary to become the competition By Kirk Nash If you talk to any entrepreneur in self-storage and ask him where he wants to see his business in the future, his answer will depend on his level of current success. If he is just ...More
    March 1, 2001 Kirk Nash Posted in Articles
  • Become the Competition: Why rental trucks make all the difference
    Become the CompetitionWhy rental trucks make all the differenceBy Kirk NashTalk to any entrepreneur in the business. Ask them where they want their business to be in the future. Chances are their answer will depend on where they are currently. If it's a new business, they ...More
    March 1, 2001 Kirk Nash Posted in Articles
  • The Cost of an Average Manager, Part II
    The Cost of an Average Manager, Part IIProfessional managers are part of the solution, not the problem By R.K. Kliebenstein This is the second part of a series on dealing with staffing changes. Previously, we discussed the self-storage supervisor/owner's role in the ...More
    January 1, 2001 R.K. Kliebenstein Posted in Articles
  • Pricing Your Product
    Pricing Your ProductPushing the limits of profitability By Jeff Kinder One of the most important tasks we share as self-storage operators--whether we have 1,400 facilities or 1,400 square feet--is deciding how much to charge for our units. As the industry matures, ...More
    December 1, 2000 Jeff Kinder Posted in Articles
  • The Big Decision
    The Big DecisionIs now the time to sell your self-storage facility? By Mel Holsinger You're the proud owner of a self-storage facility and have been for several years. But now you have reached a point in your life where you are contemplating the luxury of living off the ...More
    October 1, 2000 Mel Holsinger Posted in Articles
  • Occupancy Sensors and LightingAdd convenience and security for tenants while brightening your bottom line
    Occupancy Sensors and LightingAdd convenience and security for tenants while brightening your bottom line By William and Patti Feldman While facility owners and managers have, for many years, had to grapple with the needless waste of keeping lighting in buildings turned on, ...More
    January 1, 2000 William and Patti Feldman Posted in Articles
  • Follow the Competition
    By Jim Killoran The following is excerpted from Self-Storage Startup, a manual for the development of self-storage properties. For order information, contact LeManx Information Products, P.O. Box 542, Shelton, WA 98584; (800) 764-1909. While there are at least five ...More
    April 1, 1998 Jim Killoran Posted in Articles
  • Waterwood Self Storage
    Waterwood Self Storage Edmond, Okla. By Jeff Sacks Bill Howard is a modest man to say the least. After all, he runs several successful self-storage facilities in Edmond, Okla., and attributes his good fortunes to nothing more than the fact that Edmond has virtually doubled ...More
    January 1, 1998 Jeff Sacks Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 11/97
    By Eric Snyder Are you looking to finance either a new or existing self-storage facility? There are a variety of factors to consider. You can save time and money by being prepared and knowing the right way to go about locating the lender you need. Here are some of the most ...More
    November 1, 1997 Eric Snyder Posted in Articles, Finance