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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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How to define your trade area before you build

How to define your trade area before you build

Liz Wolf August 31, 2015 2

With many self-storage owners looking to development new facilities, it is important they choose a place to build their facility in a place where it will thrive: a high-growth area where people are moving

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Operating Blind: How a blind storage owner found success

Operating Blind: How a blind storage owner found success

Jay MacDonald August 10, 2015 1

David Talley never let his lack of sight stop him from doing anything–including opening and operating a self-storage facility for the last 25 years. The 64-year-old was born blind due to a hereditary condition

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What should you do if your storage facility is full? Follow this advice

What should you do if your storage facility is full? Follow this advice

Jay MacDonald July 10, 2015 0

Every unit at Cottonwood Self Storage in the Denver, CO, suburb of Thornton has been full for more than a year. Space remains scarce at its three local competitors as well. “I think it’s

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What you need to know about self-storage zoning

What you need to know about self-storage zoning

Liz Wolf June 30, 2015 0

You’ve found what you think is a perfect site to develop a self- storage facility, but now you need to work through the complicated zoning process. Historically, many self-storage developers would target only those sites

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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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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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Buying, building or expanding? Here are 7 pointers for ensuring profitability

Buying, building or expanding? Here are 7 pointers for ensuring profitability

John Egan March 19, 2015 0

When you’re buying, building or expanding in self-storage, you want to make sure you do everything right so that you can squeeze as much revenue as you can out of the facility. Here are

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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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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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