MSM Exclusives

1 Nov, 2017

Pondering Property Performance

How To Use Occupancy And Vacancy Rates As Gauges Most self-storage operators understand the three...

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1 Nov, 2017

Fences Are Moving Back

The Correction Process Has Begun Two years ago, at an annual symposium conference in Houston, I...

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1 Nov, 2017

The Package Predicament

Is Acceptance Problematic? It’s a question as old as self-storage facilities themselves: Should...

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1 Oct, 2017

Auditing: Employee Theft

It is important for storage owners and supervisors to understand not only what is being stolen,...

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1 Oct, 2017

All In The Family

Three Burnam Generations Build StorageMart Into Top 10 Operation Sometime in the early 1970s,...

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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 Oct, 2017

Employee Handbooks

Profitable Tools For Small Businesses What commonly neglected business tool can help your...

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1 Oct, 2017

Natural Disasters Continue To Impact Self-Storage Operators

Once again, I find myself writing about natural disasters that have impacted our country. After...

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1 Oct, 2017

Surviving Market Shifts

2017 Arizona Self-Storage Update Let’s never forget that all real estate is cyclical. What has...

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1 Sep, 2017

Length Of Stay

Customer Satisfaction Is Paramount Several years ago, The Self-Storage Almanac, published by...

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1 Sep, 2017

Winds Of Change

How Success Is Impacting The Market At mid-year 2017, the self-storage transaction market remained...

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1 Sep, 2017

The Irony Of Cap Rates

Objective Value Is A Matter Of PerspectiveBy Adam Karnes A capitalization rate, or cap rate, is a...

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1 Sep, 2017

Conscious Consumers

Millennials Know They Are Buying More Than A Product Technology has created a huge interactive...

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1 Aug, 2017

Think Outside The Box!

Competing With On-Demand Storage Businesses While the concept of on-demand storage is not a new...

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1 Aug, 2017

Automating Your Storage Business

How To Utilize Technology To Save Time And Money It seems like unmanned, fully automated...

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1 Aug, 2017

Markets On The Move: Boston

The Hub Of New England Boston, Mass., is the business capital of New England and ranks among the...

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1 Jun, 2017

Southern New Hampshire

A Stable Secondary Market The Southern New Hampshire (SNH) region is located within the Greater...

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1 Jun, 2017

More Than Just Storage

New Self-Storage Facilities Have a Mixed-Use Component Self-storage industry development has seen...

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1 Jun, 2017

A Storage Owner's Rights:

When a Rental Truck Damages Their Facility The use of a rental truck is a common occurrence in the...

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1 Jun, 2017

Passé Pages

Is Your Website Obsolete? While we were busy chasing new tenants and conducting day-to-day...

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1 Jun, 2017

Specialty Storage: 20 Products To Meet Your Customers’ Needs

How very interesting our industry has become. Gone are the days of drive-up only storage...

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1 Jun, 2017

The Changing Portable Storage Industry

Accommodating A Growing Millennial Market If you’re tired of hearing about Millennials–the...

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1 May, 2017

A Good Fit

Finding And Keeping Good Employees Without Breaking The Budget Vince Lombardi once said, “The...

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1 May, 2017

Steering Rentals

Marketing Your Truck To Accelerate Profits You spent months deciding if you want to embark on the...

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1 May, 2017

The Bigger Picture

Unlocking Profits With Software If you only consider the software you use at self-storage business...

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1 May, 2017

An Expected Amenity

Considering Climate Control The self-storage industry has come a long way from its roots of plain...

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1 May, 2017

Surplus Uncertainties

Handling Excess Lien Sale Proceeds It’s been more than six years since Storage Wars, a reality...

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1 Apr, 2017

Exponential Growth In Self-Storage

Is The Party Over? Everyone in the business is familiar with the miracle comeback from the Great...

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1 Apr, 2017

Modern Makeovers

Rehabbing Older Facilities Someone once said, “old places have soul”. They might have soul, but,...

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1 Apr, 2017

Joe Margolis, CEO of Extra Space Storage, Inc.

Over the past several years, due in part to increased competition, third-party management has...

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