The information provided in this issue of Mini-Storage Messenger addresses a host of timely industry topics that speak to the current state of the industry. First, in our cover story, we look at inflation and the prognosis for interest rates. Will they rise? If so, why? Starting on page 28, these are just two of the questions we address. Moving on, our first feature looks at how self-storage will fare once market conditions begin to recover and how the asset class stacks up against the other property sectors. Our second feature, Messenger’s annual legislative update, recaps the changes to legislation and the legal battles the industry confronted in 2009, while offering some insight as to what we may see in this arena in the year ahead. Columns in this edition also address a variety of topics including how to establish successful retails sales at your facility, the growth in kiosk usage, what lies ahead for the mobile component to self-storage, and some tips for sound debt management. You?ll also want to read this month’s Going Green, which looks at how to make the switch to environmentally-friendly lighting.