Experience matters.

We've been invested in the self-storage business and directly operating facilities for over 20 years. As with any investment there are risks; but the rewards of owning successful self-storage projects have been outstanding. Many Wall Street analysts agree and the publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are performing well.

“We are coming off of two years of superior results and heading into what we see to be a great year,” CEO Spencer Kirk said during a conference call with Wall Street analysts. “We expect storage to be amongst the best performing assets in ‘REIT-land’ in 2014.”

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Feasibility

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A Developer’s Guide to Getting Started

Would You Build Self Storage Here? Should you build? What should you build? When should you build? Those are the … [Read More...]

Understanding Your Market & Cashflow

The first step in developing a self-storage business is to gain a solid understanding of your target market as well as your … [Read More...]

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Financing

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Decoding Cap Rates

All cap rates are not created equal. Hot areas like Los Angeles and San Francisco are going to … [Read More...]

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Will the Window of Opportunity Close in 2014?

Don’t stop reading this article, don’t throw it away and don’t file it. There is an opportunity and … [Read More...]

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Trends

Self Storage Investing: 4 REITs for Income Investors

Those who want investment exposure to real estate, without the headache of dealing with tenants, … [Read More...]

Compass Self Storage/Amsdell Cos. Acquires Facilities in Acworth, GA and Jacksonville, FL

Compass Self Storage LLC, a member of the Amsdell family of companies, recently acquired a … [Read More...]

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Development

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Millennium Self Storage Impacts the Neighbors and the Neighborhood

Millennium Self Storage is now open after completely transforming the 100,000 SF former Finger’s Furniture Store on 7th Street at … [Read More...]

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Self-Storage And The Mobile Internet In Asia

Last week I attended the second annual 2014 Self-Storage Expo Asia in Hong Kong, March 25-27, organized by the nascent … [Read More...]

The Game Has Changed, Again

Online strategies expand marketing potential. By Tom Maxfield Marketing for Self Storage is Undergoing a Massive Change The … [Read More...]

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Operations

Motivating Staff: Effective Employee Management

by Sue Haviland, Self Storage 101 What motivates you? As leaders, we play a key role in the development of our staff and it can … [Read More...]

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How Using Storage Directories is Beneficial for Operators

If there’s one thing that’s true about the storage industry, it’s that location is everything. Facilities near major intersections … [Read More...]

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Top 10 Traits of a Great Self Storage Manager

Some say nothing is more important to self storage success than having the right manager in place to promote the product. Exactly … [Read More...]

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