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1 Feb, 2019

Catering To Millennials

The Most Diverse Generation With One Common Trend As one of the largest generations, millennials...

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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,...

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1 Nov, 2018

Farther Afield

Exploring Tertiary Markets Growth—it’s the universal trend of post-World War II America. When our...

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1 Oct, 2018

Stop – Do Not Pass Go Without a Feasibility Study | MSM

In the game of Monopoly, players move their piece around the board in an attempt to purchase as...

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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...

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1 Sep, 2018

Tapered Growth

Has The Industry’s Development Cycle Passed Its Peak? The self-storage industry has been living in...

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1 Sep, 2018

Restoring Your Doors

Step-By-Step Instructions For Two Do-It-Yourself Options By CJ Steen One of the toughest questions...

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1 Aug, 2018

Uncorking The Possibilities

How To Make Wine Storage Work It’s been said that you can make bad wine from good grapes, but you...

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1 Aug, 2018

The Valuation Question:

Cash Flow Or Cap Rates In the commercial real estate world, most investors apply value to a...

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1 Aug, 2018

The Development Challange

Demand, Competition & New Supply Self-storage contractors are holding the blueprints to an...

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1 Jun, 2018

On The Rise

Will Self-Storage See Sky-High Construction Costs? By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell When President...

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1 May, 2018

What Does That Mean?

Understanding The Language Of Self-storage By Scott Zucker The self-storage business has been...

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1 May, 2018

Fable To Fact

Digging Into Industry Data By Cory Sylvester With the development cycle in its third year, the...

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1 May, 2018

The Amsdell Family Tree

Tracing The Roots Of Three Major Self-Storage Operations In 1928, Todd Amsdell’s distant relatives...

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1 May, 2018

Underlining Elements

A Business Development Guide Over the past 15 years, many owners and operators within the...

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1 Feb, 2018

No Flat Sites

Topographical Challenges In Self-Storage By Jeffrey S. Dallenbach, AIA, in collaboration with...

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2 Jan, 2018

Looking For Lenders

Solid Construction Financing Exists For Your Self-Storage Project Today’s self-storage facilities...

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1 Oct, 2017

Elevators Vs. Lifts

Multistory self-storage units continue growing in popularity as facility owners build higher...

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1 Sep, 2017

Pumping The Brakes

Lenders Cautious On Financing New Storage Development During the past two years, self-storage has...

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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...

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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...

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1 May, 2017

What’s The Pace?

A Look At Lease-Up Trends Last year, Memphis-based Jernigan Capital Inc. funded a couple of...

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1 Apr, 2017

Site Selection Insights

As the self-storage development cycle moves over the crest and onto the downward slope, the...

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1 Apr, 2017

Accelerated Construction

Is There A Threat of Overbuilding? Charles Plunkett, president of CAPCO Steel, has specialized in...

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1 Mar, 2017

Competition Clash

New Development Within The 10-Mile Radius After many years of a robust transactional market, the...

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1 Feb, 2017

Danger Zone!

Overbuilding Is Happening Now Imagine yourself as a dinner party guest 25 years ago, and the...

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1 Oct, 2016

Self-Storage Developers Face New Costs And Issues

New self-storage facility developers have generally had luck moving their projects from the...

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1 Oct, 2016

Pre-Opening Preparations

Make Lists And Check Them Twice! Everyone will have worked hard to get a new facility open and...

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1 Aug, 2016

Retail Stores To Roll-Up Doors

The Adaptive Reuse Of Big-Box Buildings It is no longer, “the best kept secret in real estate,”...

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1 Apr, 2016

No Stone Unturned

Due Diligence Mistakes To Avoid Looking to buy a self-storage store? You don’t have to search the...

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