MSM Exclusives

Hardy Good Self Storage

1 Apr, 2024

Living Legend: An Interview With Industry Icon Hardy Good

It’s often been said that “opportunity is everywhere,” but you have to look for it. Fortunately for...

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Drew Hoeven, Westport Properties

26 Mar, 2024

Who's Who In self Storage: Drew Hoeven, Westport Properties

Last January, the prime interest rate was 7.5 percent—more than double the abnormally low rate of...

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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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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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Ryan Lorenzini

1 Dec, 2023

Who's Who in Self-storage: Ryan Lorenzini, Director of the Claremont Companies

Put yourself in your customers’ shoes. Take the same journey that your customers must navigate to...

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Joe Margolis Extra Space

27 Nov, 2023

Who's Who in Self Storage: Joe Margolis, CEO of Extra space

With the approval of both companies’ shareholders, Extra Space Storage and Life Storage completed...

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Nathan Davenport

27 Oct, 2023

Who's Who in Self Storage: Nathan Davenport, PTI Security Systems

Are you a “digital native?” Even if you aren’t one, there’s a good chance that approximately...

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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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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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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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18 Apr, 2023

Look Who’s Talking – Lauri Longstrom-Henderson, Director of Sales and Marketing for MSM

Lauri Longstrom-Henderson was quite happy being semi-retired after many years in the self-storage...

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7 Mar, 2023

Look Who’s Talking – Travis M. Morrow, CEO of Storelocal® Media Corporation

In this digital age, when we have an overabundance of free information at our fingertips, why do...

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20 Dec, 2022

Look Who’s Talking – Nicole Posten-Thompson, RA, owner/architect, On Point Architecture 

What do you get when you give a young girl a tub of Legos and a blank drawing pad? A future...

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8 Nov, 2022

Look Who’s Talking – Terry Campbell, CEO, Copper Storage Solutions

It’s no secret that 2021 was a difficult year for employers. Besides ever-increasing wage...

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5 Jul, 2022

Look Who’s Talking – Bruce Jordan, AIA, president, Jordan Architects Inc.

Do you remember when self-storage facilities were basic? In the industry’s infancy, they consisted...

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5 Jul, 2022

Look Who’s Talking – Tron Jordheim, founder of the Self Storage Hawaii unConference

There’s an old proverb that “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Nevertheless, according...

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Rachel Parham

8 Oct, 2021

Look Who’s Talking: Rachel Parham, President of Noah’s Ark Development

Heading into the fourth quarter, it’s safe to say that 2021 has been a fairly profitable year for...

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28 May, 2021

Look Who’s Talking – Tron Jordheim, Managing Partner of Self Storage Strategies and the Host fo the Self Storage Hawai’i unConference

Thirteen years ago, during the tail-end of the Great Recession, the self-storage industry was...

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4 May, 2021

Look Who’s Talking – Ramey Jackson, CEO, Janus International Group

There’s no denying that technology is here to stay. It has become a permanent part of our daily...

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24 Mar, 2021

The Last Word Heath Mulkey, Owner, Storage Structures

Thankful My “last word” should most definitely be thankful. I have so very much for which to be...

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24 Mar, 2021

Look Who’s Talking – Michael Baillargeon, senior vice president of operations at Store Space

By Erica Shatzer September is here. Autumn is upon us, but unlike the leaves on the trees,...

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24 Mar, 2021

Look Who’s Talking – Caesar Wright, president, Mako Steel

By Erica Shatzer When COVID-19 first became a concern in the United States, many Americans...

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24 Mar, 2021

May LWT – Anne Mari DeCoster, COO, Storelocal

By Erica Shatzer Though spring is the season for growth and rebirth in nature, as well as a time...

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24 Mar, 2021

Look Who’s Talking – Marc M. Smith, president, Personal Mini Storage

By Erica Shatzer We are more than halfway through this unpredictable year, and plenty of reports...

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24 Mar, 2021

Look Who’s Talking – Ann Parham, CEO and President of Joshua Management

By Erica Shatzer In March, no one could have predicted that COVID-19 would be an ongoing issue and...

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24 Mar, 2021

Look Who’s Talking – M. Anne Ballard, president of training, marketing, and developmental services, Universal Storage Group

By Erica Shatzer The year is 2020, and self-storage facilities built during the development cycle...

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24 Mar, 2021

Look Who’s Talking - Keith Johnson, vice president of business development, CT Darnell Construction

By Erica Shatzer At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, self-storage construction came to an...

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24 Mar, 2021

Look Who’s Talking – Wayne Woolsey, president, Kiwi II Construction, Inc.

By Erica Shatzer The new year has arrived, but many self-storage professionals are waiting with...

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24 Mar, 2021

Look Who’s Talking – Kathleen Ruddy, CEO, St. Baldrick’s Foundation

By Erica Shatzer Within the time it took you to reach this page in this magazine, at least one...

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19 Mar, 2021

Look Who’s Talking: Steve Hajewski, Marketing Manager, Trachte Building Systems

Despite several years of substantial ground-up development, demand for self-storage remains strong...

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