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

Kings Of Steel: Mako-Rabco Merger Brings Expertise Nationwide

A few decades ago, a handful of ambitious 20-somethings working in the light-steel construction industry had a...

Digital Daze: Is Technology A Leading Or Bleeding Edge?

It’s everywhere. Virtually everyone uses it. It defines modern life, with both good and bad effects. And...

Dealing With OSHA: More Inspections, Greater Citations Ahead

Employers trying to avoid costly OSHA citations are facing new challenges in the form of heightened enforcement...

Liability Issues Involving Mold

Mold is a naturally occurring condition arising from moisture. In self-storage, that moisture can arise from a...

Burglaries Without Break-Ins: New Type Of Theft Challenges Outdated Ideas About Locks  

A crafty burglar arrested in Texas is making the news in self-storage circles. He is suspected of...

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Social Media Content Ideas for Self Storage Facilities

Increase Self Storage Facility Occupancy with Social Media Strategy   Social Media is one of the best ways to reach your...

Capital Expenses, What to Include in Your Plan and Budget

Demand for storage and profit potential is certainly a driving force behind the growth of the self storage industry,...

Janus Launches Revolutionary Smart Keypad for Self-Storage with Graphic Display

The All-New, Nokē® Screen by Janus boasts an all-in-one design, graphic display screen, and three modes of access TEMPLE, GA—(April...

Dealing with Dead Zones: Maximize Rentals Using Relocatable Units

WHAT IS A DEAD ZONE? Take a look around your self-storage facility and ask yourself: “How much unproductive land do I...

Feasibility Studies and Self-Storage Consultants Help New Owners Succeed

Entering a new industry opens up a lot of questions. In self-storage, some of the earliest  considerations revolve around...