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Beauty Matters in More Ways Than One in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson April 12, 2012 8:09 PM
There are a million and one sayings that have to do with the beauty of someone or something. People love to talk about how beauty is only skin deep and that it’s in the eye of the beholder, but the fact remains that we all know that looking good matters—especially in businesses like the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Industry Expanding Into Malaysia

by John Stevens April 11, 2012 5:59 PM
Several days ago, we shared an article that talked about how the self storage industry is growing in India. An Indian company that stores records for different businesses expanded their offerings and now allows individuals to store their boxed-up possessions in their record storing facility. India is not the only country where the self storage industry is growing. It is also expanding into Malaysia. [More]

Time to Invest in a Self Storage REIT?

by John Stevens January 12, 2012 3:30 PM
How many times on television or in the movies has the plot of a good murder mystery evolved around a shady land deal gone bad? The concept in Hollywood is a fairly common one. Who wouldn’t be mad if they invested thousands (along with lot of other people) into a venture only to see their money go up in smoke? [More]

Extra Space Storage(R) Experiences Growth in the Fourth Quarter of 2011

by Winnie Hsiu January 4, 2012 11:03 AM
As our readers have probably noticed, we report about what is happening around the United States - and even the world - in the self storage industry. We report what is in the news with many other businesses and how they are doing. It is interesting to note the growth and improvements that other facilities are making.

It is with great pride that I report about Extra Space Storage. It is always good to be able to report the news concerning the company. [More]

Self Storage Company Looking for Ways to Improve During the Good Times

by Holly Robinson December 7, 2011 6:58 PM
If you are a real estate investment trust (REIT) that is involved in the self storage industry you have to be feeling pretty good about yourself. According to recent reports, those involved in self storage have done better than all other REIT’s on a year to date basis as well as 12-month trailing results. Extra Space Storage is one of those REITs, and they are not taking this success lying down. [More]

Self Storage Industry is Making the World a Better Place

by Holly Robinson December 1, 2011 11:49 AM
Next to making money there is one other thing that most businesses like to do and that is make the world a better place to live. On the surface it may seem that the self storage industry might not do that since it encourages people to continue buy, buy, buy and just rent space when their own homes become too small to hold all their stuff. [More]

Self Storage Company Turns the Old into New

by Tony Gonzalez November 30, 2011 8:43 AM
Whether it is an episode of Oprah (or some other daytime talk show), Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, or the show that Ty Pennington is one, people love to watch makeovers. There is just something intrinsically appealing about the concept of the ugly duckling becoming a beautiful swan or something old becoming something new that people love. [More]

A Vote of Confidence in Extra Space Storage

by Tony Gonzalez November 14, 2011 7:30 PM
Every business knows when they are doing a good job. There are indicators such as efficient and productive business processes, increased revenue, and positive feedback from satisfied customers. So it’s nice when you get a pat on the back for a job well done – especially when it comes in the form of a write-up in Forbes.com. [More]

Tax Deductions Can Help Make Self Storage Facilities Profitable

by John Stevens October 12, 2011 6:28 PM
There is an old saying that goes something like this: the tax man giveth, and he taketh away. Ask most people and they’ll tell you how he takes from them in the form of higher taxes. When it comes to the self storage industry and different initiatives that many within it are undertaking, the tax man does an awful lot of giving. [More]

GMR Web Team to Donate Proceeds to Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston

by John Stevens September 23, 2011 9:33 AM
Self storage companies are very civic minded. They care about the community where they are located and participate in many charitable activities. They give back to their community and help those in need. This community mindedness has recently expanded to a company that serves the self storage industry. [More]
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