MSM Exclusives

Poppy Behrens

19 Mar, 2021

Look Who’s Talking: Steve Hajewski, Marketing Manager, Trachte Building Systems

Despite several years of substantial ground-up development, demand for self-storage remains strong...

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19 Mar, 2021

Post-Pandemic Deals: Performing Due Diligence in Trying Times

For the self-storage industry, 2020 was an outstanding year with an unprecedented amount of new...

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8 Mar, 2021

Modern Money Maker: A Self-Storage Renovations Case Study

Self-storage as we know it today has been around for more than half a century. While we’ve seen...

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8 Mar, 2021

Stretch Your Budget: 10 Tips For Free To Low-Cost Marketing

There’s a saying that “nothing is free.” In these trying times, self-storage owners are trying to...

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Knuppe Self Storage Industry

5 Mar, 2021

Self-Storage Golden Age: Knuppe Family's 50th Industry Anniversary

It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention, and in 1969, housing developer H. James “Jim”...

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5 Mar, 2021

Look Who's Talking: Rod Bolls, Founder of Boxwell

While there are indicators that the current development cycle is finally losing momentum, the...

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4 Feb, 2021

Designs Of The Day: Will The Changing Economy Impact Self-Storage Architecture?

Recent architectural trends in self-storage appear likely to continue in 2021, some industry...

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4 Feb, 2021

Urban Exodus: Should Storage Shift To The Suburbs?

In March 2019, when the initial threat of COVID-19 became evident and mass lockdowns were ordered,...

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4 Feb, 2021

Look Who’s Talking – Chris Sonne, Executive Vice President, Newmark Valuation & Advisory Group

While we have all likely sighed in relief that 2020 is finally behind us, the new year begins with...

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26 Jan, 2021

Staying Power: Thirty-Five Years Of Capco

“From humble beginnings come great things” is a saying that isn’t attributed to anyone in...

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26 Jan, 2021

Hammer Time! Are Live Auctions Going, Going, Gone?

In 2019, Casey Jones, owner of BC Cole Auctioneers in Phoenix, Ariz., was thinking of adding an...

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26 Jan, 2021

Managing Employees During the Covid Crisis

As businesses suffer, including self-storage operations, there are some inevitable questions that...

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19 Jan, 2021

Bring On The Perks! Creating An Attractive Benefits Package

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate fell from 3.8 percent in...

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19 Jan, 2021

Self-Storage Renovations: What Other Industries Have Taught Us

You might be thinking, “How are self-storage renovations the same as other business renovations?...

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12 Jan, 2021

Starting Out Strong: Five Magic Questions You Must Ask

I’m talking about our telephone and walk-in greeting process and the questions and command of the...

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6 Jan, 2021

Look Who’s Talking: Ann Parham, CEO and President of Joshua Management

In March, no one could have predicted that COVID-19 would be an ongoing issue and topic of...

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6 Jan, 2021

Mastering Online Meetings: Industry Embraces A New Reality

The pandemic brought changes to the way most companies do business, and the self-storage industry...

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14 Dec, 2020

Canopy Covered RV Installation Best Practices for Storage Facility’s Businesses

Baja Carports Baja Constructions’ in-house design engineers and project managers place emphasis on...

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11 Dec, 2020

2020 Facility Of The Year New Facility Winner: SmarterSpace Storage Archer Road

As a new developer, Erik Henson, owner of SmarterSpace Storage Archer Road, took a wise approach...

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11 Dec, 2020

2020 Facility Of The Year International Winner: XYZ Storage – Eastern

XYZ Storage wants to make life for its customers “as easy as XYZ,” and it has embodied that...

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11 Dec, 2020

2020 Facility Of The Year Renovation Winner: National Storage Centers – Bloomfield East

The year is 1984. Macintosh aired its iconic “1984” ad, “Purple Rain” is a splash at the box...

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11 Dec, 2020

2020 Facility Of The Year Construction Winner: Metro Self Storage, South Brunswick, N.J.

It’s not always easy to find that “sweet spot” in a secondary market—a location where the...

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11 Dec, 2020

2020 Facility Of The Year Conversion Winner: StorCo Self Storage

James Reid has an ambitious goal for StorCo Self Storage, a company he founded in 2015. He...

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11 Dec, 2020

2020 Facility Of The Year Overall Facility Winner: Brickhouse Self Storage

When the owners of Brickhouse Self Storage began envisioning their dream, they didn’t have a...

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10 Dec, 2020

Lease It Up! Tackling Tenancy Troubles In Tough Markets

Owners and operators who were part of the first- and second-generation wave of self-storage may...

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3 Dec, 2020

Merry Marketing! Unwrap The Seasonal Slump

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but if you’re not effectively marketing during this historical slower...

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19 Nov, 2020

Is It A Great Site? Factors To Consider Before Developing Self-Storage

From vacant big box buildings and urban infill locations to parcels in secondary markets or...

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jeffrey s. dallenbach

18 Nov, 2020

Look Who’s Talking: Jeffrey S. Dallenbach, ARCHCON / DALLENBACH-COLE Architecture

Although there is still plenty of capital and investors for new self-storage development, as well...

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10 Nov, 2020

Safeguard Your Site: Planning And Preparing For Disasters

Editor’s Note: This story was written prior to the coronavirus pandemic challenges. The sidebar in...

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10 Nov, 2020

Improving Collection Rates: Valuable Tips From Industry Experts

Self-storage facility operators have a long to-do list to keep up with, including facility...

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