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Self-Storage Crime Roundup: August 2013

Self-Storage Crime Roundup: August 2013

John Donegan September 3, 2013 2

Westborough, MA | Owner Allegedly Traps Verizon Worker Inside Vault When Westboro Self Storage owner Howard W. Cook discovered a Verizon truck parked on the grass in front of his self-storage facility, he apparently

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Jobs in Self-Storage: Is This Career Path Right for You?

Jobs in Self-Storage: Is This Career Path Right for You?

Nick DiUlio August 28, 2013 0

When it comes to industries capable of weathering a recession, self-storage is a pretty safe bet. According to a study released by the Self Storage Association, the number of U.S. households with self-storage renters

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Want Retailers as Facility Customers? Become a Master at Networking

Want Retailers as Facility Customers? Become a Master at Networking

Kerry Curry August 27, 2013 0

Gaining retailers as customers for your self-storage facility depends a lot on your networking abilities. National retail chains typically see a crush of customer traffic around the holidays and may need extra storage space

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Cushman & Wakefield: ‘Build It and They Will Come’ Days Are Over

Cushman & Wakefield: ‘Build It and They Will Come’ Days Are Over

John Donegan August 26, 2013 1

The go-go days of self-storage–2003 to 2005–were a developer’s dream. There was pent-up demand and an undersupply of facilities, and banks were quick to lend. Chris Sonne, executive managing director of the Self Storage

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Entertaining Ways to Build Your Business

Entertaining Ways to Build Your Business

Mark Lusky August 22, 2013 1

Paraphrasing Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous quote about love, self-storage facilities across the country should be asking themselves: “How do I use thee? Let me count the ways.” Amid all the creative ways facilities can

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How Your Facility Can Offer E-Waste Recycling

How Your Facility Can Offer E-Waste Recycling

Kathryn Hawkins August 21, 2013 3

Each year, as many as 50 million tons of electronic waste are generated around the world. Electronic waste, or e-waste, consists of electronic items like computers, TVs and cellphones. Many of these electronics end

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The Dangers of Accepting Deliveries for Your Self-Storage Customers

The Dangers of Accepting Deliveries for Your Self-Storage Customers

John Donegan August 20, 2013 1

Although it may be tempting to accept packages on behalf of your self-storage tenants, experts recommend thinking long and hard before you sign on the dotted line. If you do decide to accept deliveries, be

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Public Storage Targets Florida for Acquisitions

Public Storage Targets Florida for Acquisitions

John Egan August 19, 2013 1

Public Storage Inc., the country’s largest self-storage REIT, is bulking up its presence in Florida. On Aug. 16, the South Florida Business Journal reported that publicly held Public Storage paid $141.7 million for nine

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Gotham Mini Storage Boasts Killer Views of Manhattan–Along With a ‘Very Personable’ Approach

Gotham Mini Storage Boasts Killer Views of Manhattan–Along With a ‘Very Personable’ Approach

Andrew Poitras August 15, 2013 0

As I neared the corner of 10th Avenue and West 39th Street in Manhattan, NY, I briefly glanced down at Google Maps to ensure the blue beacon was floating along in the right direction.

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Some Facilities Uncork the Potential for Wine Storage

Some Facilities Uncork the Potential for Wine Storage

Nick DiUlio August 14, 2013 0

Americans savor wine. Lots of it. Americans now make up the world’s largest wine-drinking market, consuming 13 percent of globally produced wine and racking up more than $34 billion in wine sales in 2012.

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