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  • Writing Your Self-Storage Policies and Procedures Manual
    By Magen Smith, Inside Self-Storage
    Policies and procedures keep your self-storage business running smoothly and profitably. Policies are the rules of the company, and procedures explain how the job gets done. Both should be spelled out in your facility’s operation manual.
  • Liz Schlesinger Supports SSA College Scholarship Program by Joining the Mele Group
    By Marcus & Millichap's Mele Storage Group
    NEW YORK, NY, August 21, 2015 ― W. P. Carey Managing Director and Head of Self-Storage, Liz Raun Schlesinger, has joined the nine members of Marcus & Millichap’s Mele Storage Group in their weight loss challenge to support the Self-Storage Association’s (SSA) scholarship program.
  • Self-Storage Real Estate Market Over the Past 10 Years
    By Marcus & Millichap
    The self-storage real estate market in 2005 can be summarized in one word: crazy. Some may argue the same word can be used to describe the current state of the self-storage market, but it is the “new crazy”; it is a better and a more balanced crazy.
  • Be a Self-Storage Sentinel: Watching Out for Cats, Kids and Other Things That Don’t Belong in Storage Units
    By Amy Campbell, Inside Self-Storage
    Most operators give their new tenants a laundry list of items they can’t store in their self-storage unit. This list will include the usual things such as gasoline, fertilizers, explosives, paint or other hazardous chemicals. Sadly, operators may need to expand their warning to include cats, dogs, snakes and even children. While it seems ludicrous you’d need to tell another adult not to lock up anything alive in a dark place, it happens—often.
  • Midtown Vault Expands Solar Panel Use
    By Mini-Storage Messenger
    MEMPHIS, TN- Midtown Vault Storage, a self-storage facility developed by Absolute Storage Management in 2006, is doing their part to conserve energy by increasing solar panel usage on their building. Preserving energy and saving money at the same time, it’s a win win! The Midtown Memphis area storage property started using solar panels in 2013, only covering half of the building and saving a third of the usual electric bill. Due to the success of the first round of panels, the property is expanding and using even more solar panels. This expansion will cover nearly all of the buildings’ 12,500sqft roof with solar panels.