Contributing Editors



The 2013 SSA Fall Conference and Tradeshow Is Now Being Held in Vegas

by Tony Gonzalez September 24, 2013 7:18 PM
The 2013 Fall Conference & Trade Show is going strong in Las Vegas. Today is the second day of the four-day event.

Yesterday, David Meerman Scott, a marketing strategist, taught a social media marketing master class. He taught how to harness the power of online marketing. Using his step-by-step framework, he showed how to use blogs, viral marketing, podcasts, online video, and search engine marketing. He helped attendees learn how to build an online marketing strategy and create an action plan to reach the self storage audiences directly. [More]

Self Storage in the News

by Tony Gonzalez September 19, 2013 9:57 PM
Red Mountain Storage in Boulder City, Nevada, recently sold for over $5.2 million. Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services was the company that arranged the sale.

Red Mountain Storage has 11,913 square-feet. Built in 2000, it sits on approximately five acres at 1675 Nevada Highway in Boulder City. Another section was added to the self storage facility in 2006. [More]

The SSA Announces Its Agenda for Their Fall Conference & Tradeshow

by Holly Robinson August 26, 2013 8:21 PM
Need a motivational ‘shot in the arm?’ Feel like you need to revitalize your self storage business? Are you new to the industry? Want to learn from the best in the business? Then, make sure that you put the Self Storage Association’s Fall Conference & Trade Show on your calendar! [More]

American Self Storage Converts to a New Management Software

by Winnie Hsiu March 15, 2013 5:38 PM
Businesses face many challenges when they convert from their existing software system to a completely different one. When the business has different facilities in different cities, the challenge becomes even greater.

American Self Storage recently faced – and overcame – those challenges. They have converted their legacy management software to the Self Storage Manager. That software system is now live in all of their facilities, which are located in California, Nevada, and Arizona. [More]

AC Self Storage Solutions LLC is Expanding

by Winnie Hsiu January 31, 2013 2:21 PM
The Southern California firm, AC Self Storage is expanding with a well-controlled plan. They have several criteria that they use as a standard for purchasing facilities. The property should have between 60,000 to 120,000 net rentable square feet. They should be primarily in the Sun Belt markets and have a strong demographic. The occupancy rate should be 80% or greater and they should be in top physical condition. [More]

Professional Development Opportunities for Self Storage Owners

by Winnie Hsiu December 29, 2011 8:28 AM
This is the time of year when people review and evaluate the past year. They look at the things that went well for them in their personal life and then think about things that they could improve upon. Then, they set New Year’s resolutions. As self storage business owners and managers, this is the perfect time to do the same thing with your business. [More]

Storage West (R) Self Storage Chooses Management Software System

by Winnie Hsiu November 7, 2011 10:34 AM
Technology assists businesses to run smoother and to increase their financial revenues -- especially when a business has more than one business site to manage. Storage West® Self Storage, based in Los Angeles, has selected a management software that they will be using at all 45 of their business sites located throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona. [More]

Nevada Gets New Lien Law and New California Lien Law Focus of Webinar Series

by John Stevens June 15, 2011 8:14 AM
Championed by the Nevada Self Storage Association (NVSSA) with financial support from the national Self Storage Association (SSA), Nevada Senate Bill 150 (SB 150). that revises state-wide self storage lien laws was signed into law by Gov. Brian Sandoval on June 13. The lien law, which improves the state’s lien laws and limits operators’ liability regarding protected property, goes into effect on Oct. 1. [More]

Self Storage Lien Law Legislation Moves Along in Ten States With Latest Victory in Illinois

by John Stevens June 2, 2011 8:44 AM
The Self Storage Association’s (SSA) aggressive efforts to update archaic lien laws throughout the country is slowly paying off. The latest victory is Senate Bill 1394 (SB 1394) that will modernize the Illinois Self Service Storage Facility Act. It has passed both houses and currently awaits the signature of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. [More]

Self Storage Lien Law Legislation Making Headway in Florida and Nevada

by John Stevens April 22, 2011 12:02 PM
Two states, Florida and Nevada, are making steady progress with self storage lien law legislation as other states are gearing up for or finalizing bills. Illinois and Tennessee all have lien law legislation in progress and just last week, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 11-039, which includes improvements to the state’s lien law for self storage operators. [More]
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