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Navigating zoning laws in the new development cycle

Navigating zoning laws in the new development cycle

Beth Mattson-Teig November 9, 2015 3

Pitching new self-storage facilities to municipalities has traditionally been a tough sell, and many operators are finding that not much has changed in the past decade. After a long dry spell, self-storage construction is

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Rooftop farm lands on St. Louis self-storage facility

Rooftop farm lands on St. Louis self-storage facility

Beth Mattson-Teig November 2, 2015 2

Wave Self Storage in downtown St. Louis has found a new way to cultivate extra revenue. The climate-controlled facility recently signed a new tenant that has transformed the rooftop on the two-story building into

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10 questions you need to ask about third-party management

10 questions you need to ask about third-party management

Beth Mattson-Teig July 31, 2015 1

Hiring a professional management company might not be the right move for every self-storage facility. But for those owners who are looking at enlisting a third-party manager, here’s a cheat sheet of what owners and

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Not a member of your local chamber? Here’s why you should be

Not a member of your local chamber? Here’s why you should be

Beth Mattson-Teig July 14, 2015 1

In an increasingly online world, self-storage owners and operators still find value in old-school business networking through their local chambers of commerce. Chambers are a great way to boost brand visibility and market a

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Looking at the pros and cons of CMBS loans

Looking at the pros and cons of CMBS loans

Beth Mattson-Teig June 23, 2015 0

Self-storage operators looking to finance or refinance properties are weighing the pros and cons of CMBS loans. “Self-storage is an asset class that is easily financed by CMBS,” said Robert Russell, head of CMBS

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Here’s why it’s so important for your facility to be a good neighbor

Here’s why it’s so important for your facility to be a good neighbor

Beth Mattson-Teig June 16, 2015 0

Self-storage operators are stepping up their game to play a more proactive role in their communities, and are making sure those efforts are front and center with city officials and potential customers. Self-storage isn’t

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Are you failing to properly market your climate-controlled units?

Are you failing to properly market your climate-controlled units?

Beth Mattson-Teig May 26, 2015 0

Climate control can be an amenity that woos customers and rakes in more revenue. Yet one of the big mistakes that owners and managers make in marketing those units is not getting that information in front of

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A step-by-step guide to preparing your facility for sale

A step-by-step guide to preparing your facility for sale

Beth Mattson-Teig April 13, 2015 1

Owners who take the time to prepare a self-storage facility for sale will find that it can pay big dividends. The three main areas to focus on are enhancing revenue, cleaning up expenses and

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What’s the best way to raise your rent?

What’s the best way to raise your rent?

Beth Mattson-Teig March 25, 2015 6

Smart self-storage operators constantly are trying to figure out how to get the most money out of their units. But what’s the best way to raise the rent without raising a ruckus? Seasoned professionals

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