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Real Estate No Longer Just Land for Self Storage Facilities

by Winnie Hsiu August 31, 2011 4:46 PM
In a business like the self storage industry there is one thing that every facility absolutely cannot do without—space. After all, that is essentially what people are going to self storage facilities for; they ran out of space at home or work. However, it is not just space in the physical sense that self storage facilities are concerned with. [More]

Hearings Completed Concerning Idaho Government Ownership of Storage Units

by Winnie Hsiu August 31, 2011 11:00 AM
Yesterday, Idaho legislators concluded two days of hearings concerning restrictions on the types of property that the Idaho Land Board can purchase. Legislators will take the information from the hearings and write a proposal that provides updated regulation on how the Board manages the land held in the trust and how the Board can invest the money from land-sale proceeds. [More]

Recognition Makes the Heart Grow Fonder for Self Storage Facilities

by Holly Robinson August 30, 2011 1:34 PM
There is an old saying that everyone has heard whenever a family member, girlfriend, or boyfriend moves away—absence makes the heart grow fonder. A similar concept applies in the business world, but it is more like recognition and not absence that makes the heart (of tenants) grow fonder. [More]

Mini Storage Donates Space to Charity Program Room to Grow

by Winnie Hsiu August 30, 2011 10:02 AM
Storage facility owners are very service oriented and dedicated to giving a helping hand to people in their community. They donate books to libraries, school supplies to elementary school children, toys to needy children at Christmas time, and support to organizations that help veterans, troops overseas, and military families. And now, one facility will be assisting new mothers. Manhattan Mini Storage announced that it will support Room to Grow, a nonprofit organization in New York City that supports low income families raising babies. Room to Grow provides training and support to low income expectant mothers for the first three years of their baby's life. They also provide the mothers with new or lightly used baby items. [More]

Canadian Self Storage Helping Other Industries Grow

by Tony Gonzalez August 29, 2011 5:31 PM
“Space; the final frontier,” were the first words heard by Star Trek fans when they watched the original series during its three year run from 1966-69. From that original television series came the inspiration for 11 feature films, an animated series, and four other television shows that ran from 1987-2005. [More]

Hurricane Irene Affects ExtraSpace Storage -- and the Stock Market

by Holly Robinson August 29, 2011 3:12 PM
Extra Space Storage spokesman, Clint Halverson, reported that approximately one-third of their properties and customers were located in areas hit by Hurricane Irene. It is too early just yet to tell the extent of the damage done to any of their storage facilities. [More]

UK Self Storage Industry Primed for Expansion

by Tony Gonzalez August 26, 2011 6:09 PM
Often times the United States ends up being the unofficial testing ground for the future trends the world falls in love with. In the 1960s it was the first to give self storage facilities a try. Fast forward to the present day and self storage has become a $20 billion a year industry. [More]

Self Storage Businesses Are Expanding Across the Nation

by Tony Gonzalez August 26, 2011 9:52 AM
The downturn in the economy over the last several years has impacted self storage businesses across the United States. However, the economy is slowly picking up and new storage facilities are being built and others are expanding. [More]

Self Storage Company Doing Business the Old Fashioned Way

by John Stevens August 25, 2011 5:57 PM
Thanks to modern technology, the possibilities when it comes to marketing and advertisements are endless for most companies. In an industry like the self storage industry, creating a crafty, eye-catching marketing campaign can mean the difference in being 60 percent full and 75-80 percent full (or more). [More]

Houston Storage Uses Facebook in Promotional Giveaway

by Kim Kilpatrick August 25, 2011 9:20 AM
Yesterday, Houston-based Proguard Self Storage company announced the winner of their Facebook giveaway that they dubbed "Celebrate Houston." Winner of the giveaway received a pair of Mezzanine tickets to a Houston Astros game at the Minute Maid Park. An all-you-can-eat pass to the Park's snack items of peanuts, popcorn, nachos, hotdogs, and soda pop was also included. [More]
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