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Inside Self-Storage International 2011

The Inside Self-Storage International 2011 digital issue examines the development and performance of self-storage facilities in markets around the world. This edition includes an analysis of the Japanese self-storage market, including a comparison to the U.S. industry and unique business challenges faced in that country. It also addresses the state of self-storage in Australia/New Zealand, Latin America, the Philippines, South Africa, Thailand and the United Kingdom, with articles contributed by experts in those regions.

December 9, 2011

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Inside Self-Storage International 2011

In this issue:

  • Self-Storage in Japan: Steve Spohn, president of QURAZ, Japan's largest self-storage operator, discusses the state of the industry, its big industry players, unit sizes and rates, business models, and how it all compares to the U.S. market.

  • Challenges Facing Japanese Operators: While demand for self-storage in Japan continues to grow, operators face numerous obstacles, including public awareness.

  • Update From Down Under: Dallas Dogger addresses the state of self-storage in Australia and New Zealand, explaining that while growth and occupancy have been quiet in 2011, the outlook for 2012 is sanguine.

  • The Philippines' First Self-Storage Facility: ISS speaks with Carlo Coronel, an owner of Safehouse Storage, about product awareness and future competition.

  • Self-Service Storage in Latin America: Though self-storage is young in this region, the business growing with support from an expanding customer base and an industry-specific association.

  • United Kingdom Snapshot: An overview of self-storage growth, performance, marketing and more.

  • Self-Storage in South Africa: With a lack of professionalism and sophistication, and low public awareness of the product's benefits, self-storage has a way to go before it reaches the next stage in its development lifecycle.

  • Thailand's MY STORAGE: Nestled in a mixed-use development, this self-storage operation in Patong, Phuket, tackles development and operational challenges.

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