The Last Word

The Last Word

The Last Word: Self-Storage Trends To Watch For In 2018

Over the last 15 years, the self-storage industry evolved from a mom-and-pop investment class to a mainstream institutional asset class. Heading into...

Outselling Your Competition

Do you feel like there’s a self storage property on every corner?  Or, you have had several large publicly traded storage operators...

Protecting Your Investment With Security

You can’t adequately protect your investment unless you have the proper security system in place. An integrated security system goes beyond protecting...

Navigating Change

In many respects, 2016 was another banner year for the self-storage industry. Transaction velocity remained robust as property values continued to reach...

Credit Card Surcharges

Storage operators have long experienced the anguish of the transaction fees charged by credit card companies that come with accepting credit payments....

Vindication … Finally?

Self-storage is on fire! Since 2013, it has crushed the competition in the commercial real estate investment market place. The self-storage REITs...

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Disaster Diligence: Transforming Employees To Emergency Responders 

Responding to disasters is one of the most important activities that employees can be asked to handle....

Deliverance From Evil: Restoring Trafficking Victims’ Lives Through Charity

Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry according to the latest United Nations Trafficking In Persons (TIP...

Volumize Your Value: Fees As Alternative Revenue Streams

Admin fees, insurance, merchandise, late fees, other fees, charges, and add-on services—all of these can add up...

Kalternborn Enterprises & Rancho Storage Center: A Conscious Self-Storage Model

“You either love self-storage or you don’t,” states Kari Kaltenborn, president of locally owned and operated Kaltenborn...

Strenuous Staff: Dealing With Difficult Employees

Everyone has them, the employees who are difficult. Maybe they’re late each day, call in excessively, or...

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All About Bluetooth Low Energy

Since its inception in the mid-1990s, Bluetooth technology has evolved into an effective application for use in access control security....

Why Your Self Storage Facility Needs an Integrated Payment System

Electronic Payment Options Transform the Self Storage Industry Businesses in every industry are making the move to electronic payment options,...

Running 100 Miles Is a Lot Like Starting a Business

There are some things that are commonly considered off limits, if not crazy. Things like running 100 miles or...

Self Storage Consultancy 101: What a Self Storage Consultant Does and Why You Need One

Occupancy rates and rents at self storage facilities are at record highs, drawing investors and entrepreneurs looking for growth...

Self-Storage Demand Rises as Sales of Boats and RVs Soar

Call it cause and effect.  Call it the sign of the times.  But it’s happening.  Sales of boats and...
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