MSM Exclusives

self storage asset class

5 Mar, 2024

Know Your ABCs: Factors That Determine Self-Storage Asset Class

The self-storage industry has exploded in the past two decades. As the industry has grown, the...

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self storage AI

5 Mar, 2024

Revolutionizing Self-Storage With Today's Top Tech: Chatbots & AI

If you are familiar with the world of self-storage, you know that convenience and customer...

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rachel parham self storage

1 Mar, 2024

Women in self-storage: Rachel Parham, President of Noah’s Ark

1986 was a year filled with memorable firsts in the United States. The first federal Martin Luther...

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Angie Guerin MakoRabco

1 Mar, 2024

Women in self-storage: Angie Guerin, Executive VP, MakoRabco

Life is a gamble. We take risks without assurance that the outcomes of our actions or decisions...

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gas prices impact storage

29 Feb, 2024

Diesel Demand: The Outlook on 2024 Prices & The Impact on Development

Diesel prices have been softening over the past year, and their recent $4.06-per-gallon level is...

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Noah Springer Extra Space

28 Feb, 2024

The Last Word: Noah Springer, Extra Space Storage

As kids, we all look forward to the future—to see what is coming and when.The older I get, the...

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StoragePro Fairfield

27 Feb, 2024

Ground-breaking Development: StoragePRO at Fairfield, CA

Notwithstanding supply chain issues, significant increases in material costs, and lengthy delays...

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Blue Sky Self Storage

23 Feb, 2024

Ground-breaking Development: Blue Sky Self Storage – Overland Park, KS

Blue Sky Self Storage is a pristine, 79,625-net-rentable-square-foot facility in Overland Park,...

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self storage movies

21 Feb, 2024

Self-Storage Goes Hollywood: Film & TV Depictions of the Industry

It’s probably the most famous – and infamous – self-storage scene in movie history. In 1990’s The...

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Greens Storage

20 Feb, 2024

2023 Green Facility Of The Year: Greens Storage – Escondido, CA

California is well-known for its strict environmental regulations, and those regulations can be...

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Mr. B Self Storage

20 Feb, 2024

2023 International Facility Of The Year: Mr.[B] – Costa Rica

Constructing self-storage in different countries is a challenge, but Mr.[B]’s Self Storage makes it...

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Superior Storage

18 Feb, 2024

2023 Smart Facility Of The Year: Superior Storage – Tyler, TX

In the seemingly endless evolution of technology, the limelight shines the brightest on the “smart”...

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Valley Storage

18 Feb, 2024

2023 New Facility Of The Year: Valley Storage – Knoxville, TN

The owners of Valley Storage in Knoxville, Tenn., spared no expense in offering a visually...

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John Traver XPS

18 Feb, 2024

Who's Who in Self-Storage: John Traver, CEO of XPS Solutions

Since it’s flu season, let’s contemplate this hypothetical situation: A full-time property manager...

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Mike Burnam, Storagemart

16 Feb, 2024

The Last Word: Mike Burnam, CIO & President of StorageMart

It’s odd that I ever get the “last word,” especially at my house, so I guess it is apropos that...

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StoreEase Self Storage

14 Feb, 2024

2023 Unmanned Facility of the Year: StoreEase – Tooele, UT

Back in October of 2020, Kelly Gallacher, owner of a facility in Tooele, Utah, managed by...

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Morningstar Storage

14 Feb, 2024

2023 Construction Facility of the year: Morningstar – Baltimore, MD

Morningstar Storage took on an unusual construction challenge when it decided to develop its Union...

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Arizona Self Storage

14 Feb, 2024

2023 Overall Facility of the Year: Arizona Self Storage At Tucson Foothills

Tucson is well-known for many marvels. It is surrounded by five mountain ranges and several...

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Amy Amideo AZSA

7 Feb, 2024

Women in Self-Storage: Amy Amideo, AZSA

For nearly 30 years, the Arizona Self-Storage Association (AZSA) has been strengthening the...

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military self storage

7 Feb, 2024

Army Ends Free Storage Program, Presenting Self-Storage Opportunity

Many active military members and military families stay on the move. Their service takes them to...

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self storage development

6 Feb, 2024

Plot Plan: Finding the Right Site for Your Facility

Self-storage development is an expensive gamble.

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CJ Stratte On The Move

1 Feb, 2024

Women in Self-Storage: CJ Stratte, President and CEO, On The Move, Inc.

Born into the self-storage industry, CJ Stratte, president and CEO of Boerne, Texas-based On The...

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self storage rate hikes

31 Jan, 2024

Aggressive Rate Hikes 3: Without Data, We’re Just Rolling The Dice

By now, you have the background on REIT rate hikes, and you’ve seen what happened when we...

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remote management self storage

29 Jan, 2024

Remote Management Technology: Can It Benefit Your Business?

As with so many other industries, the self-storage industry is on the brink of an evolution as...

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self storage rates

24 Jan, 2024

Aggressive Rate Hikes 2: We Tried it. Here's What Happened.

The REITs new pricing strategy – lowering web rates and then implementing dramatic increases just a...

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mikey taylor self storage

23 Jan, 2024

Gleaming the Cube: Mikey Taylor's New Grind

In the 1989 film “Gleaming The Cube,” Brain Kelly, a 16-year-old skateboarder played by Christian...

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storage rate hikes

17 Jan, 2024

Aggressive Rate Hikes Part 1: How These Strategies Can Harm The Self-Storage Industry

The self storage industry is in a precarious position and it all has to do with pricing and...

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self storage technology

17 Jan, 2024

Storing for the Future: 7 Innovations Transforming the Industry

Self-storage is not an industry that is known for operating at the cutting edge of technology....

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boat self storage

10 Jan, 2024

10 Ways To Sell Boat Owners On The Benefits Of Self-Storage

There’s a saying in Florida that there are two types of people: Those who are boaters and those who...

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self storage development

2 Jan, 2024

Development Delusions: Five Misconceptions About Self-Storage

Self-storage development has taken on a life of its own, particularly after the Great Recession....

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