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Upcoming Webinars Offered for Free to Self Storage Operators this Summer

by John Stevens July 25, 2011 6:04 PM
Two upcoming webinars are being planned to help self storage operators focus on sales and profits. OpenTech Alliance Inc. will sponsor a free webinar on July 27 entitled “Analyzing Your Phone Data for Profit” and PhoneSmart will present a free webinar on August 10 entitled “Spend Some Time With the Sales Coaches.” [More]

Politics Make the World Go 'Round

by Tony Gonzalez July 22, 2011 10:43 PM
Some people would like us to believe that love makes the world go ‘round. Others would say that big business does the trick, or simply money in general. Those people would all be wrong. If you want to know what makes the world go ‘round, look no further than the sordid world of politics. [More]

Self Storage Investment Activity on the Rise According to New Study

by John Stevens July 22, 2011 9:16 AM
Self storage has weathered the downturn in the economy surprisingly well and has gotten much attention from investors in the process. In fact, in the second half of 2011, self storage real estate is expected to see an increase in investor activity as banks sell off distressed assets throughout the Sun Belt, particularly in California and Florida, according to a new report from Marcus & Millichap. [More]

College, Business Storage Abound at Brunswick Pike

by Tony Gonzalez July 21, 2011 9:18 PM
Located in Trenton, New Jersey, the Brunswick Pike Extra Space Storage Facility is a bustling hub of commercial activity. [More]

Self Storage Companies Lend School Kids a Helping Hand

by Tony Gonzalez July 21, 2011 5:35 PM
Kids around the country are busy sleeping in, playing video games, riding bikes, hanging out with friends; basically, doing whatever they please (as long as Mom and Dad don’t mind). One thing that a number of them probably don’t want to face right about now is something they have no control over and will come whether they like it or not—school. [More]

Federal Documents Discovered in Michigan Storage Unit Trigger Concerns of Identity Theft

by John Stevens July 21, 2011 8:15 AM
A month after sensitive veterans’ records from Arlington National Cemetery were found in an abandoned Virginia storage unit, more government documents have surfaced in an auctioned-off storage unit in Michigan last week. [More]

Self Storage Company Shows that Food is Love

by John Stevens July 20, 2011 5:24 PM
Whenever a team wins a championship, after the celebrations die down the talk immediately turns to doing it again next season. While it would be understandable for them to want to enjoy being champs and take it easy for a while, sitting on ones laurels is not what champions are known for. [More]

Upcoming Webinar Explores New Texas Self Storage Lien Law

by John Stevens July 20, 2011 8:26 AM
The Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) along with the national Self Storage Association (SSA) has worked hard to lobby for an update to the state’s self storage lien laws which had become antiquated and burdensome to facility operators. Last month, Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill that modernizes the state’s 30-year-old lien law. To assist self storage operators with understanding the ins and outs of the new law, the TSSA is hosting a webinar on July 26 for its members. [More]

Self Storage Industry Becoming Worldwide

by Kim Kilpatrick July 19, 2011 4:49 PM
If there is one thing that is universal, it is the fact that people like stuff. Stuff is what we go to work to earn money for. It’s what we ask for at Christmas time and on birthdays. It’s what we treat ourselves to when we get the big promotion or when we are trying to cheer up after not getting the promotion. The one constant that goes with a love of stuff is that eventually we all run out of room to store it all. [More]

Extra Space Storage to Hold Conference Call Outlining Second Quarter Results

by John Stevens July 19, 2011 9:45 AM
Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR) exhibited solid growth in its first quarter results and looks to report continued success for the second quarter. The company will release financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2011 on Thursday, July 28, 2011 after the market closes. [More]
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