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  • Extra Space To Buy SmartStop Self Storage
    By By RTT News, June 15, 2015
    SmartStop Self Storage, Inc. said Monday that it has agreed to be bought by Extra Space Storage Inc. (EXR) for a total purchase price of $1.4 billion.
  • Should your facility offer moving trucks?
    Many self-storage operators have contemplated offering trucks as a way to stand out amid the competition and boost revenue. However, should you buy or rent the moving trucks? What are the costs? How much work is involved? Should you offer free use of a truck with each move-in? How much money can you make?
  • SSA Globe - Luke Elliott Elected Florida SSA Treasurer
    Marcus & Millichap announced that Luke Elliott, of the Mele Storage Group of Marcus & Millichap’s Tampa office, was recently elected treasurer of the Florida Self Storage Association for 2015. Throughout his career, he has represented institutions, companies and investors on both national and local levels, advising them on their acquisition strategies as well as the disposition of their assets. Luke is also on the board of the Self Storage Association’s Young Leaders Group.
  • Maintaining Your Self-Storage Security Equipment: Cameras, Access Control and More
    Whether you choose to maintain your self-storage security system yourself or hire someone, you need a plan to ensure your equipment is protecting your property as well as tenants’ belongings. Follow this guide to get your maintenance schedule on track.

  • What Does Your Signage Say About Your Self-Storage Business?
    By Tony Jones, Manager, Inside Self Storage
    Your roadside signage is often the first thing tenants and prospective customers see when driving to or past your self-storage facility. What does it say about you and your business?