Contributing Editors

The Self Storage Market Continues to Grow in Singapore

by Kim Kilpatrick February 25, 2014 7:41 PM
It’s all about people and space. There are 5.31 million people living in Singapore. After Monaco, it is the second densest sovereign state in the world. The average income has tripled since 1990. This means that the middle class is growing and those are the people who have a growing need for self storage. [More]

From an Underdog to a Behemoth

by Winnie Hsiu February 18, 2013 7:05 PM
Remember back to Britain’s Got Talent? Remember in April of 2009 when Susan Boyle, a totally unknown woman, sang on the show and stunned everybody when she sang “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables? By November of that same year, her first album, I Dreamed a Dream, debuted and was the number one best-selling album on music charts around the world. That album remains the best-selling debut album of all time in the UK. She has since released 2 other albums and as of April 2012 has a net worth estimated at $34 million (U.S. dollars). [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]

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]

Extra Space Storage Issues Stock Over-Allotment Option and Declares Quarterly Dividend

by John Stevens May 25, 2011 11:29 AM
Extra Space Storage showed solid growth in its first quarter results and its common stock is selling strong with an over-allotment option being issued yesterday. The company has also announced a quarterly dividend of $0.14 per share on its common stock for the second quarter of 2011. [More]

Self Storage Managers Can Turn Their Business Practices From Good to Great

by John Stevens January 25, 2011 10:13 AM
When a self storage client walks through the door do you know them by name and say hi with a smile? Having passion for your job and making an effort to connect with customers is just one area self storage managers should consider when trying to improve their business, according to experts. [More]

UK's Self Storage Association Reports Industry Growth

by Kim Kilpatrick February 10, 2010 8:57 AM
Every year the Self Storage Association of the UK (SSAUK) commissions a report on the status of the self-storage industry in Britain. The 2009 report, which was released this week, was, like the CREF conference of mortgage bankers which also met recently, cautiously optimistic about the future of the self-storage industry in 2010.

The report noted that in 2009, the number of self-storage facilities in Britain increased by four percent. Four percent is a slower growth rate than the industry had enjoyed over the past five years, when growth rates ranged from eight to 15 percent. The SSAUK said that there is room for more growth in the future as the industry catches up with self-storage markets that are more established, such as the American market. [More]