Contributing Editors

First Impressions Bring Results at Country Club Hills

by Tony Gonzalez July 8, 2011 10:39 AM
Located in the Country Club Hills suburb of Chicago, Deanse Brown's Extra Space Storage facility is one of the top locations in the Extra Space family. [More]

New Online Rapid Booking System Offered by Centreforce Technology

by John Stevens July 1, 2011 9:04 AM
In these high-tech times, people looking to rent a self storage unit want instantaneous information and action. A new, online booking system released by RapidStor specifically for the self storage industry offers customers real-time prices for units and gives them the option of an immediate move-in. [More]

Commerce and Diversity on Chicago's 60th Street

by Tony Gonzalez June 30, 2011 2:23 PM
Nestled close to the banks of the Chicago River, the 60th Street Extra Space Storage facility offers an incredible variety of storage solutions. [More]

China and India Outpacing U.S. in Consumerism

by John Stevens June 30, 2011 8:46 AM
Consumerism is what drives the self storage industry. The more people acquire, the more room they need for their stuff. And as people downsize, the availability of space in a typical household shrinks. But a love of shopping might be slowing down in America today as compared with consumer-giants China and India, according to a new survey. [More]

Washington Wine Storage Facility Offers New Service to Help Customers Move Their Collections

by John Stevens June 29, 2011 7:13 AM
The signs of summer are upon us: swimming, lemonade, fireworks, barbecue and of course sun, lots of it. And along with that sun, comes rising temperatures that could affect your wine collection. Knowing when it’s the right time to move a wine collection into a safe, secure, climate-controlled self storage unit can be daunting for some. But the proper storage of wine is essential to the longevity of any collection. Finding the time to pack, organize and move the wine collection to a proper storage facility can be difficult as well. [More]

Extra Space Storage Continues to Thrive As Management Raises Expectations

by John Stevens June 28, 2011 3:30 PM
On the heels of the recent news that self storage REITs outshined other property types with an impressive 18.4 percent return, is a new report showing Extra Space Storage (NYSE: EXR) with significant same-store revenue increases thanks to strong improvement in the occupancy rate. [More]

Golf, Greek, and Storage in Fort Myers

by Tony Gonzalez June 23, 2011 9:57 AM
After nine years as the Site Manager of the Fort Myers Extra Space Storage facility, Joe Gibbs has seen a great deal of change in his neighborhood. [More]

Economic Outlook Improves for Small Business Owners According to Survey

by John Stevens June 23, 2011 7:12 AM
Although the recession still lingers, the economy is starting to improve, according to nearly 3,000 small business owners nationwide who were featured in the 2011 U.S. Bank Small Business Annual Survey. [More]

A Vote to Allow New Domain Names Will Likely Become “Biggest Change” Seen on the Internet

by John Stevens June 20, 2011 8:22 AM
The suffixes - .com, .net and .org –that we have all become so used to could now change to .food, .cars, .clothes, .storage and other various domain name endings. A powerful global company that charts the course of the Internet decided today to make available countless new domain suffixes, allowing companies to be creative and unique when guiding users to their websites. [More]

Data Expert Joins Cushman & Wakefield’s Self Storage Industry Group

by John Stevens June 17, 2011 11:34 AM
Charles Ray Wilson, whose internationally-recognized Self Storage Performance Quarterly Report (SSPQ) tracks the performance of approximately 6,000 self-storage facilities in the nation’s 50 largest markets, has joined Cushman & Wakefield as a strategic partner in the company’s Self Storage Industry Group(SSIG). [More]
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