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...

Publisher's Picks

2021 Facility of the Year Construction Winner: Life Storage at the Promenade, Scottsdale, Arizona

From its earliest planning, the team that brought to fruition Life Storage at The Promenade in Scottsdale,...

2021 New Facility Of The Year Winner: Rockwell Storage, Mill Creek, Utah

Many studies have found that people want to purchase...

A Legacy Lives On: Westport Properties Keeps Community at Its Core with Charity Storage

Many non-profits nationwide lack adequate funding to serve the communities or causes they support. It’s no secret....

Family Ties …The Parhams’ Lasting Legacy

Faith is more than a five-letter word. It’s a commitment, like the one made between husband and...

Blog

Developing a Strategic Self-Storage Pricing Strategy

When you own a self-storage facility, it's easy to become complacent. You're bringing in revenue doing what you're doing,...

12 Seasonal Storage Marketing Ideas for Christmas & the Holidays

“It's the most wonderful time of the year…” Or so the song goes. For those in the self storage industry,...

5 Tips For Levering Technology

Of all the challenging duties assigned to a self-storage manager, collecting rent from delinquent tenants is probably the most...

Feasibility to Operations: Benefits of a Self Storage Consultant

  Congratulations on entering the self storage business! Now that you’ve made the decision to get into this booming industry,...

Developing And Financing of Relocatable Storage

  Today's development and financing of relocatable storage have come a long way. In this article, we get some insight...