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9 questions with self-storage capital advisor Noel Cain

9 questions with self-storage capital advisor Noel Cain

Alexander Harris September 29, 2015 0

Looking for a loan? If you are like most self-storage operators in the business there is a pretty good chance you are at least thinking about refinancing. You may also be one of the

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Extra Space takes auctions online with StorageTreasures

Extra Space takes auctions online with StorageTreasures

Alexander Harris August 14, 2015 0

Extra Space Storage will hold all of its auctions online through a new partnership with StorageTreasures. “They chose to switch from live auctions to online auctions because our platform makes it easier for a

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West Coast Self-Storage constantly mining for self-storage gold

West Coast Self-Storage constantly mining for self-storage gold

Alexander Harris July 14, 2015 1

After Public Storage bought Shurgard Storage Centers in 2006, a handful of Shurgard employees decided to set out on their own. They had amassed years of experience and knew the market well. More than

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Operator Spotlight: Lewisville Self Storage hits marketing sweet spot

Operator Spotlight: Lewisville Self Storage hits marketing sweet spot

Alexander Harris April 7, 2015 0

About four years ago, Lewisville Self Storage had a problem. Its occupancy levels were not up to par, despite being located alongside Interstate 35, a heavily trafficked stretch of highway north of Dallas. Lewisville

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Red Nova Labs unveils new name for products

Red Nova Labs unveils new name for products

Alexander Harris February 4, 2015 0

Red Nova Labs has rebranded its self-storage management and marketing software as storEDGE. The company’s products formerly were sold under the StorageAhead brand. CEO Dirk Wakeham said the company chose the new name to

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

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

Alexander Harris February 3, 2015 1

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, NY. Flash forward nearly three decades, and the facility

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4 self-storage trends to watch in 2015

4 self-storage trends to watch in 2015

Alexander Harris January 20, 2015 0

If only we had a fool-proof crystal ball, we could accurately predict what’s ahead for the self-storage industry in 2015. In the absence of that crystal ball, The Storage Facilitator asked several industry players

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Operator spotlight: G&N Storage makes its mark with ‘friendly’ service

Operator spotlight: G&N Storage makes its mark with ‘friendly’ service

Alexander Harris January 8, 2015 0

For George Keville, running G&N Storage in Winterville, NC, has been more than a way to make a living. It’s given him a reason to live. In 1997, George was diagnosed with advanced-stage throat cancer. Around

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SiteLink touts security amid concerns over hacking

SiteLink touts security amid concerns over hacking

Alexander Harris January 5, 2015 0

With hackers hitting Sony, Target, Home Depot and other companies in the recent past, cybersecurity is weighing on the minds of business owners everywhere. The self-storage industry is no exception. SiteLink, a provider of

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