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The Feasibility of Relocatable Storage

Adapted from “Feasibility and Relocatables: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” by Amanda Helfrich, MAI, owner of Starr Commercial Real Estate Why choose relocatable self-storage units for your storage facility? These moveable, portable, relocatable units are ideal for new and expanding storage facilities. When most people think about portable...
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What Does It Mean to Be a VAD?

Even in a saturated self-storage market, your facility must find a way to be one in a million. A Value Added Developer/Operator (VAD) can achieve success in our industry by increasing profit, revenue, and overall value with every expansion opportunity. But how exactly do we maximize our assets, and turn...
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Janus Announces the Acquisition of Access Control Technologies

Temple, GA, September 1, 2021—Janus International Group, Inc. (NYSE: JBI) (“Janus”), the leading global manufacturer and supplier of turn-key building solutions and new access control technologies for the self-storage and other commercial and industrial sectors, today announced its acquisition of Access Control Technologies, LLC (“ACT”), a premier provider of self-storage...
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Importance of Branding for Self Storage Marketing

Think about a big-name brand that everyone knows. Chances are, you thought of Apple, Nike, Disney, or Coca-Cola. That’s because they’ve developed a good, instantly-recognizable brand that evokes a response with consumers. Now, self storage brands are a lot less likely to be top-of-mind for people, and as such, they...
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How to Compete in a Saturated Self Storage Market

Market saturation and consolidation are inevitable and it can have negative effects on your business. Learn more in our latest eBook, What is a Co-op and Why Should I Care?  Over time, the number of competitors in an emerging market will peak, saturating the market and making it even more...
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Best Practices for Handling and Preserving Self-Storage Building Materials

Whether you are constructing a new self-storage building or renovating an existing facility, one of the most important aspects of the project is properly handling and preserving the building materials. By taking a few essential steps during the planning process, you can protect your investment and ensure that your self-storage...
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Convert Twice As Many Leads With Calcumate

Scenario time: someone looking for storage has found your website, having searched for a nearby storage provider. The next thing they’re going to want to know is how much space they will need. Our calculator gives them that answer in seconds, meaning they can move straight onto the next step...
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4 Reasons Why You Should Use A Metal-Over-Metal Re-Roofing Solution

A top-of-the-line self-storage facility requires top-of-the-line roofing. A reliable roof is just as important as the foundation of your facility, and there are a couple of reasons why it may be time to consider a replacement. This blog will cover four common reasons you may need to invest in a...
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Steel-Curtain Roll-Up Doors 101

With a national self-storage industry valued at $32.7 billion in 2016 and more than 54,000 self-storage facilities operating, steel-curtain roll-up doors are being relied on now more than ever. In this blog post, we provide an overview of steel-curtain roll-up doors, offer recommendations on how to select the right one...
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Janus International Expands Nokē® Smart Entry Team to Support Continued Growth and Accelerate Future Development

Shane Self named Nokē® Smart Entry Wireless Networks Director and Jennifer Shaver named Nokē® Smart Entry Training & Development Manager   TEMPLE, GA, May 6, 2021 – Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”) portfolio company Janus International Group, LLC (“Janus” or the “Company”), a leading global manufacturer and...
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Relocatables: A Solution for Supply Chain Challenges

Relocatables: A Solution for Supply Chain Challenges The demand for building materials, such as wood and steel, has grown substantially over the past year. New construction, DIY projects, rebuilding, and refurbishing projects have all affected the supply chain. If you’ve tried to purchase lumber or steel in the past few...
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A Modern & Economical Approach to Designing your Self Storage Facility

A Case Study on STORAGE EVOLVED “Storage Evolved” is the tagline from Get Space, a real estate development company headquartered in Washougal, WA that shied away from “traditional” looking self-storage buildings and found an economical approach to creating beautiful modern facilities.   “We wanted to be a company that was coming...
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Questions Owner/Operators May Be Asking this Year

This past year has been tough on the commercial real estate sector. Between the growth in e-commerce, the shift away from in-person office space, and a large number of store closures and bankruptcies, revenue generated by commercial real estate fell an estimated 12.1% in 2020, according to IBISWorld. However, the...
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Got land? Let’s Build Storage: A Case Study on A Storage Place – Palm Ave.

You see a for sale sign on some property, or maybe inherited a blank tract of land. Possibly you’ve been tasked to develop a site parcel but the topography presents a few challenges. You see the demand for Self Storage in the area. Well, what’s next? Pre-development site parcel for...
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New Smart Storage Facility Experiences Rapid Lease-up

New Virtual Self Storage Facility Sees Rapid Lease-up with Smart Locks Customer Spotlight: StoreEase - Fultondale, AL Ross Stryker, Co-Owner/Investor of StoreEase Fultondale, initially got started in real estate investing to replace his transactional income (the exchanging of hours for dollars) with passive income through cash flowing properties, regardless of what class...
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Would you like to show your customers exactly how much space they need?

Would you like to show your customers exactly how much space they need? With Calcumate, it couldn’t be simpler.  Our 3D storage calculator answers that question instantly, without them needing to leave your website at any point. ***Special Offer*** For the month of February, we're offering a 90-day free trial...
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How to Make a Good Self Storage Development Great [And Why You Should]

Self-storage has come a long way from its initial concept of industrial locations consisting of metal buildings sprawled out in rows with little to no security and a place for customers to dump the junk they no longer need or want. This old school approach clearly doesn’t cut it anymore....
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Ready To Expand Your Facility?

Start renting faster. When your order is placed, our team moves quickly behind the scenes to have your units delivered, installed, and ready-to-rent - generally within 10-12 weeks. Each Boxwell unit can be assembled in about 20 minutes - that’s 8 sq. ft. gained per minute! Once delivered, you can...
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Let Your Customers See How Much Space They Need

The Questions We’re Most Commonly Asked How does Calcumate work? Simply sign up and then build your own calculator by running through 6 easy steps. As you make changes (colors, unit sizes, furniture, etc.) you'll be able to see what your Calcumate will look like in real time. Once you’re...
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