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10 Aug, 2023

Managing Mixed Use Commercial Property | MSM

Over my 46-year property management career I have managed everything from apartments to large 400,000 sq ft warehouses and lots of self storage properties. Some of those storage properties included ancillary real estate / businesses such as small retail...

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12 Feb, 2021

Look Who’s Talking – Robert Kubicek, Principal, RKAA Architects, Inc.

Although the current development cycle has begun to slow down, there are still plenty of investors seeking to place money into the self-storage sector. With pockets of opportunities across the country, especially in secondary markets that are...

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18 Nov, 2020

Look Who’s Talking – Jeffrey S. Dallenbach, AIA, Founder & Managing Partner, ARCHCON Architecture / DALLENBACH-COLE Architecture

Although there is still plenty of capital and investors for new self-storage development, as well as demand for additional supply across the country, cities throughout the United States are making it more difficult for self-storage developers to build...

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17 Jul, 2020

The Sky’s The Limit - Architectural Trends In Self-Storage

The days when storage facilities consisted of rows of single-story metal buildings sprawled out over large parcels within industrial locations seem to be nothing more than a distant memory in 2017. While the industry’s iconic roll-up doors are still a...

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1 Nov, 2018

Drafting Developments

Trends In Self-Storage Design

By Judy Colbert

“When the last recession hit,” says Ken Carrell, principal of ARE Associates in Lake Forest, Calif., the city of Escondido, Calif., had “about 32 square feet per person in self-storage when the national...

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1 Sep, 2018

A Sunny Investment: Solar Power at Extra Space | MSM

One of the best things about my position as senior vice president of facilities at Extra Space Storage is that I get to oversee our solar power program. Adding solar power at many of our stores has been a positive experience, and I hope that sharing...

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1 Feb, 2018

No Flat Sites

Topographical Challenges In Self-Storage

By  Jeffrey S. Dallenbach, AIA, in collaboration with Cheryl L. Cole

As the self-storage industry has experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years, many developers are coming to the realization that...

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1 Jun, 2017

Skydock: The Modern Marina

The Rise Of Urban Powerboat Ownership

In some of America’s most developed and densely populated coastal cities, the experience of boating–or, more specifically, boat ownership–can often be as stressful as it is rewarding. In these locations, where...

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1 Jun, 2017

Going Up!

The Evolution Of Multi-Story Storage Facilities

It’s no secret that land is scarce and costly in urban areas, especially within retail areas of the desirable top 50 MSAs, and it’s an issue that self-storage developers will continue face as they seek to...

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