MSM Exclusives

15 Aug, 2023

Should On-Site Managers Have Dogs On Their Properties?

I have to start out by saying….I love dogs! I can’t remember a time in my life that I didn’t have...

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management software

15 Aug, 2023

Storable Acquires CallPotential, Adding to its Software Suite

Storable, the leading provider of technology solutions for the self-storage industry, is pleased...

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10 Aug, 2023

What Privacy Exists in a Self Storage Unit?

Much has been discussed recently about the growth of technology to manage the shift towards...

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multi-storage properties

10 Aug, 2023

Managing Mixed Use Commercial Property

Over my 46-year property management career I have managed everything from apartments to large...

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chris betteridge

7 Aug, 2023

Who's Who In Self Storage: Chris Betteridge, Deans & Homer

Within the retail industry, protection plans are not new. It’s likely that a sales associate or...

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anne ballard self storage

3 Aug, 2023

Women In Self-Storage: Anne Ballard, Universal Storage Group

Anne Ballard is a lady who’s worn many hats in her lifetime, both figuratively and literally. Soon...

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2 Aug, 2023

Self Storage: What the Wall Street Journal Got Wrong

In 2021, self storage was the darling of the Wall Street Journal, with the paper declaring the...

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27 Jul, 2023

Considerations for Successful Self Storage Conversions

When considering a self storage conversion, it’s important to understand the most essential...

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26 Jul, 2023

New Details About the Extra Space/Life Storage Merger

Following approval of shareholders from both companies, the finalization of the Extra Space and...

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Public Storage

26 Jul, 2023

New Details on the Public Storage Acquisition of Simply

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for self storage mergers and acquisitions. On Monday, Public...

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Artificial Intelligence in self storage

19 Jul, 2023

Why AI Shortcuts Can Lead to Marketing Dead Ends

Shortcuts aren’t always a bad thing. We’ve all performed tasks that were needlessly time consuming...

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self storage temperature control

17 Jul, 2023

Temperature Control vs. Climate Control

If you asked a self-storage owner 40 years ago about temperature or climate control, they likely...

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management software

11 Jul, 2023

Self Storage Software Report 2023

The self storage software market is forecasted to reach a multimillion-dollar valuation by 2030,...

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3 Jul, 2023

The Latest In Self Storage Pest Control

Self-storage owners and managers know pest control is essential as an infestation of rodents or...

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3 Jul, 2023

Look Who's Talking–Mike Jobb, Canam Self Storage Development

Eighteen years ago, Mike Jobb, owner of Ontario-based Canam Self Storage, was getting his first...

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cyber insurance

29 Jun, 2023

Understanding the Need for Cyber Insurance

A manager of a facility accidentally clicks on a malware link embedded in a fraudulent e-mail...

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self storage sales

25 Jun, 2023

10 Ways to Take Advantage of the Storage Summer Spike

Summer is to self-storage what Christmas is to retailers—an opportunity to ensure your income is...

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21 Jun, 2023

10 Federal Drones Keep Unmanned Storage Facilities Safe

Many in the self storage industry have begun to explore new and emerging technologies in order to...

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self storage discounts

20 Jun, 2023

10 Pitfalls of Self Storage Rental Rate Discounts

Does it make sense to offer rental rate discounts? That is the question every self-storage...

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18 Jun, 2023

Should You Hyphenate Self Storage?

Updated with poll results July 11, 2023 — Should you hyphenate self storage? The debate about...

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9 Jun, 2023

The Self Storage Data Sharing Dilemma

It can be stated without hyperbole that the quality of data in the self-storage industry is...

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employee turnover

8 Jun, 2023

Job Culture: 3 Ways to Reduce Turnover

Having the specific skills for a particular job is important, but even the most qualified job...

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7 Jun, 2023

Artificial Intelligence in Self Storage

“The cat is out of the bag,” says Joseph Steinberg, AI and cybersecurity author, advisor, speaker,...

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property tax

6 Jun, 2023

Long-Term Business Property Tax Savings

It is the rare self-storage owner, operator, manager, or industry professional who doesn’t attempt...

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Boxwell Team

6 Jun, 2023

Be Small & Nimble for Optimal Growth

When I set out to start my company, I knew it was important to choose the right mix of employees....

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Mason Levy

1 Jun, 2023

Look Who’s Talking – Mason Levy, CEO of swivl

On Nov. 30, 2022, OpenAI launched a prototype of ChatGPT, a large language model (LLM) that...

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Hawaii Unconference Self Storage Event

31 May, 2023

2023 Self Storage Hawai'i Unconference Event

The Self Storage Hawai’i UnConference is a unique event that offers self-storage professionals the...

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Boxwell

24 May, 2023

Custom Containers For Storage Facilities

When people think about storage containers, images of industrial vessels with steel boxes stacked...

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Economic woes for self storage

23 May, 2023

Ensuring Your Success in Any Economy

Having been in the self-storage industry for over 26 years, spanning through multiple economic...

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self storage debt

23 May, 2023

Third-Party Management Debt Collector?

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) was enacted in 1978 to protect consumers from abuse...

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