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Fatal fire at self-storage facility emphasizes need for managers’ vigilance

Fatal fire at self-storage facility emphasizes need for managers’ vigilance

February 24, 2015, No Comments
Two men died in a weekend fire that they might have started inside a Colorado self-storage unit to keep themselves warm--a tragedy that offers a [Read on]

Marketing »

8 inexpensive marketing ideas for storage operators

8 inexpensive marketing ideas for storage operators

February 16, 2015, 1 Comment
A few moves to can go a long way when it comes to sales. And these steps don’t need to break the bank. [Read on]

Financial »

4 tips for reading the competitive landscape when buying, building or expanding

4 tips for reading the competitive landscape when buying, building or expanding

March 2, 2015, No Comments
The New England Patriots didn’t win this year’s Super Bowl without thoroughly assessing their rival, the Seattle Seahawks. Well before kickoff, [Read on]

Technology »

Extra Space CEO says smaller operators lagging in mobile capabilities

Extra Space CEO says smaller operators lagging in mobile capabilities

February 24, 2015, No Comments
The head of one of the big self-storage REITs has a message for smaller independent operators: You’re behind the curve when it comes to mobile [Read on]

Mom-and-Pops »

Operator spotlight: Edison Lock-Up thrives in competitive metro landscape

Operator spotlight: Edison Lock-Up thrives in competitive metro landscape

February 3, 2015, 1 Comment
When Edison Lock-Up opened in 1984, it was the sole self-storage facility in the New Jersey township of Edison, a suburb of New York City, [Read on]

REITs »

Public Storage vs. Extra Space showdown: Which one wins in customer loyalty?

Public Storage vs. Extra Space showdown: Which one wins in customer loyalty?

August 12, 2014, No Comments
From a size standpoint, Public Storage is the No. 1 self-storage operator in the U.S., and Extra Space Storage is No. [Read on]