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self storage manager

18 Jul, 2024

Using Listening to Increase Presence and Evolve Your Leadership

Being present in today’s world is more difficult than it has ever been before. Everyone is...

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branded promotional items

16 Jul, 2024

Gains From Giveaways: The Value Of Promotional Swag

Branded marketing materials: Some people call it “swag,” others call it “tchotchkes,” but whatever...

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teresa sedmak, everbrite, inc

15 Jul, 2024

Women in Self-Storage: Teresa Sedmak, Everbrite, Inc.

Back in the 1960s, an inventor formulated a liquid coating for the U.S. government. When applied to...

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David Dodge Paramount Metal Systems

15 Jul, 2024

Who's Who In Self-Storage: David Dodge, Paramount Metal Systems

Is self-storage still a local business? While many developers have long adhered to the real estate...

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self storage disaster preparedness

15 Jul, 2024

How Self-Storage Units Support Disaster Recovery Efforts

Disasters can strike unexpectedly, prompting urgent needs for secure storage solutions for both...

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Self-storage rates aggressive

11 Jul, 2024

Are Aggressive ECRIs Leading To Lower NOI,  Higher Customer Churn?

Go to any self-storage event or attend any self-storage call these days, and the conversation...

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Scott Ramser RV & Boat

11 Jul, 2024

King of the Coasts: An Interview With RV & Boat Expert Scott Ramser

March 15, 2020: It was the day that the world began to shut down. The COVID-19 pandemic, which...

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Trojan Storage

9 Jul, 2024

Groundbreaking Development: Trojan Storage – Camarillo, CA

Reminiscent of a quaint Hispanic village, with terracotta tile roofs, smooth stucco, and an...

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self storage mapping

3 Jul, 2024

Self-Storage Indicators: The Walmart Effect

Self-storagedevelopers love to look at certain indicators as part of their new location strategy....

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self-storage ownership

1 Jul, 2024

The Epic Shift In Ownership: How It Happened & What It Means

Since its birth in the United States more than 60 years ago, the self-storage sector has evolved to...

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self storage fees

26 Jun, 2024

New Laws Target Junk Fees: What It Means For Self-Storage

Junk fees, also known as hidden fees or drip pricing, are under attack across a wide variety of...

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Hal Spradling

25 Jun, 2024

A Multifaceted Legacy: Remembering Hal Sidney Spradling

In the tapestry of life, few threads are woven as richly and with such vibrant colors as those of...

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self storage data

21 Jun, 2024

Numbers Game: How Harnessing Data Helps You Succeed

In today’s digital age, data has become one of the most valuable assets for businesses, including...

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19 Jun, 2024

Embracing The Cactus: A Guide To Navigating Thorny Conversations

“I don’t like confrontation, but I’m tired of his abuse. He signed me up for another committee...

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StorQuest Self Storage

18 Jun, 2024

Brand Building With StorQuest: Turning Self-Storage Into a Lifestyle

Self-storage is widely considered a need-based product. While many people might associate...

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Hiring Online

12 Jun, 2024

The Digital Divide: Hiring, Onboarding, and Training Online

A decade to two ago, managers from Universal Storage Group in Atlanta, Ga., let their feet do the...

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Storable Chuck Gordon

11 Jun, 2024

Founded In Friendship: The Story of Storable

Rewind to August 2005. George W. Bush is in his second term as president. Hurricane Katrina is...

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Ken Nitzberg, Devon Self Storage

11 Jun, 2024

Dynamic Alliance: Inland & Devon Self Storage

Everyone in the industry is aware that divorce is one of the many demand drivers for self-storage....

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Kelly Gallacher

10 Jun, 2024

Remote Management: A Snail’s Pace Of Acceptance

In the year 2000, a not so well-known revenue option came to the forefront of the self-storage...

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Haviland Storage Services

7 Jun, 2024

Women In Self-Storage, Sue Haviland, Haviland Storage Services

According to McKinsey & Co’s “Women in the Workplace 2023” report, the number of women in C-suite...

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Christian Sonne

5 Jun, 2024

Who's Who In Self-Storage: R. Christian Sonne, Newmark

As an avid boater, and a former self-storage facility owner, R. Christian Sonne, CRE, MAI, FRICS,...

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NSA Storage Pros

5 Jun, 2024

National Storage Affiliates Internalization: PRO Perspectives

National Storage Affiliates Trust (NSA), the Colorado-headquartered REIT that owns, operates, and...

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Universal Insurance Programs

3 Jun, 2024

Generations of Leaders: Universal Insurance Programs’ Lasting Legacy

Some parents have successfully managed to accomplish that feat with their own children; others are...

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mario macaluso

30 May, 2024

Servant Leader: Mario Macaluso Continues To Serve

“My fiancé, Belinda, and I are driven to give back because we are fortunate to possess the means...

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self storage consolidation

29 May, 2024

Chain Of Command: What Hospitality Consolidation Means For Self-Storage

There are an estimated 700,000 hotels in the world – that’s about 18 million guest rooms. For many...

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self storage fire

29 May, 2024

Hidden Dangers: How Lithium-ion Batteries Can Start Fires

From fireworks to firearms, many owner-operators prohibit potentially dangerous items from being...

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Guarda Brasil Self Storage

28 May, 2024

Guarda Brasil Self Storage: Revolutionizing Humanitarian Aid

In April, the state of Rio Grande do Sul, in Brazil, got hit by a flood described as the biggest...

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PPF Method

22 May, 2024

The PPF Method: Refining Your Operational Strategy

Far too often, there is a lot of hope in operating self-storage sites. Hoping that the lease-up...

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