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California company sued over sale of servicemembers’ stored belongings

California company sued over sale of servicemembers’ stored belongings

March 17, 2015, 5 Comments
A federal lawsuit offers a cautionary tale about auctioning off stored property belonging to members of the U.S. military. On March 16, the U.S. [Read on]

Marketing »

Case study reveals how storage operator added revenue with SpareFoot

Case study reveals how storage operator added revenue with SpareFoot

March 19, 2015, No Comments
JMP Storage was getting clobbered online. The independent self-storage operator had invested in Internet marketing, but its ranking in Google [Read on]

Financial »

4 tips for reading the competitive landscape when buying, building or expanding

4 tips for reading the competitive landscape when buying, building or expanding

March 2, 2015, No Comments
The New England Patriots didn’t win this year’s Super Bowl without thoroughly assessing their rival, the Seattle Seahawks. Well before kickoff, [Read on]

Technology »

Extra Space CEO says smaller operators lagging in mobile capabilities

Extra Space CEO says smaller operators lagging in mobile capabilities

February 24, 2015, No Comments
The head of one of the big self-storage REITs has a message for smaller independent operators: You’re behind the curve when it comes to mobile [Read on]

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Buying, building or expanding? Here are 7 pointers for ensuring profitability

Buying, building or expanding? Here are 7 pointers for ensuring profitability

March 19, 2015, No Comments
When you’re buying, building or expanding in self-storage, you want to make sure you do everything right so that you can squeeze as much revenue as [Read on]

REITs »

Public Storage vs. Extra Space showdown: Which one wins in customer loyalty?

Public Storage vs. Extra Space showdown: Which one wins in customer loyalty?

August 12, 2014, No Comments
From a size standpoint, Public Storage is the No. 1 self-storage operator in the U.S., and Extra Space Storage is No. [Read on]