This issue of Inside Self-Storage focuses on construction and developmenta sizzling industry topic. Easily half the inquiries we receive are about choosing a storage site, buying land or facilities, and constructing new buildings. The process is chock-a-block with potential pitfalls and tough decisions. Fortunately, ISS offers a wealth of resources for anyone embroiled in the research phase of a project.
First, you have this magazine. Every September issue is packed with articles by top industry experts. You can consult past issues by visiting www.insideselfstorage.comand searching the archive. For your convenience, weve pre-arranged articles by topic: Scroll down the left side of the ISS home page and select the Construction and Development categories.
If youre looking for pack-and-go resources to keep in your office or take on trips, look to our Self-Storage Training Institute (www.selfstorageeducation.com) for several options:
Finally, theres the Developers Seminar, which takes place twice a year in tandem with the ISS Expo. Industry expert RK Kliebenstein and others share their knowledge of site selection, feasibility, construction and site management. Theyll give you the know-how to get started. The next seminar runs with the ISS Vegas Expo, the industrys largest trade event of the year, Feb. 20-23, 2007.
With all these fantastic resources at your fingertips, youre sure to make sound decisions and avoid bad investments.