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The Last Word

Rental Rate Pressures During COVID-19

Unfortunately, as we sit here today, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. As a result, issues that many self-storage operators had thought were...

The Resiliency Of The Self-Storage Industry

Over the last year, through a massive public health crisis and a distressed economy, the self-storage industry has once again shown its resolute strength...

Streamlining Development

Virtual Cost Savings, Productivity, And Projections   By David Meinecke, Vice President of Jordan Architects As we continue to navigate through this tumultuous time, we continue...

Persevering In A Pandemic

By Michael Baillargeon, Senior Vice President, Operations, Store Space By now, all of us in the self-storage industry have been practicing due diligence against COVID-19...

Re-opening Your Business During COVID-19

By J. Ashley Oblinger, Esq., Associate Attorney, Weissmann Zucker Euster Morochnik & Garber P.C. Since mid-March, self-storage facilities across the country have been forced to...

Upholding The Golden Rule

By Donald Jones, president of Donald Jones Consulting & Services LLC “Do unto others …” or “Treat others like …” are the great beginning phrases...

In the Limelight

By Tim Hobin, Executive Vice President - Real Estate, The William Warren Group, Inc. As I write this, we’re finalizing the books on another stellar...

Enjoy The Ride!

By John H. Gilliland, president and CEO of Investment Real Estate, LLC Remember where we were 10 years ago? In mid-2010, the country was in...

Technology And The Manager

By Andy Kelly, Principal and Broker of A B Kelly Realty, LLC (Self Storage and Commercial Property Management) and Principal of Sierra Self Storage...

The $10 Rule Maximizing Your Self-Storage Profits

Over my 20-plus years in the self-storage industry, I’ve heard the phrase “three mile” quite a bit. Meaning, of course, that any storage facility...

Just Give Me Your Price!

Perhaps the most frustrating call received by mangers is the person who just wants to shop your price. The call is usually abrupt; it...

Making A Lasting And Positive First Impression

I attended a seminar last week that discussed trends in the real estate market for the self-storage industry. The discussion revolved around the trends...

Automated Storage Facilities

Why They Aren’t A Myth If you’re unsure about embracing automated self-storage, here’s a cautionary tale about underestimating the effects of technology from another industry....

Why Automation Is The Way Of The Future

When I started Red Dot Storage, the business plan was pretty simple: acquire self-storage facilities and utilize automation and related technology to maximize value....

Open Platforms Are Good For Everyone

When self-storage operators first started using technology it was in the form of PC software that was by its very nature isolated and rarely integrated with...

What Took Us Down … And May Save Us Today

By Devin S. Huber, Principal, The BSC Group As a mortgage broker specializing in self-storage, my typical week includes speaking with dozens of operators, developers, investors,...

The Help Heroes Heal Campaign

Raising Funds For Wounded Warrior Charities Sherman Gillums, Jr. Throughout 2018, AZSA is encouraging self-storage facilities to participate in the Charity Storage Giving Back Program and...

Reconsidering The College Rental

By Norm Shore, Director, Kayne Anderson Real Estate How many years have we heard that the college rental is not the preferred customer?...

The Times They Are A-Changin’!

Tom Garden – Owner of Syrasoft Management Software and co-owner of Catskill Self Storage in Leeds, N.Y. A dozen years or so ago, while hiking...
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AZSA 23rd Annual Conference & Trade Show and Golf Tournament

Register for Hotel Here Member Rate - Regular admission is $230 until 2/11/23 February 15-16, 2023 23rd Annual Arizona Self-Storage Conference &...

4 Lessons the Self-Storage Industry Can Learn From Big Brands

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The Truth about Self-Storage Lead Aggregators

Over the last decade, the self-storage industry has witnessed the rise and fall of several specialized lead aggregation websites....

Owning Your Stress For Success

It’s no secret that today’s work environment is stressful. With our current economy, labor force, and global supply chain,...
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