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2016 ISS World Expo Has a Packed Schedule

By Alex Hassel, If you ever wanted to meet anyone who was anyone in the self storage industry, the Inside Self Storage (ISS) World Expo is the place to be. The Las Vegas conference from April 25-28 will feature guest speakers, self storage education, more ...
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Lincolnwood, IL Mulling Over Self Storage Tax

By Alex Hassel, How would you react if your community instituted a self storage tax? That idea could soon become a reality in Lincolnwood, Ill. The Chicago Tribune reports that the village’s Committee of the Whole is debating whether or not to start a tax ...
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Clutter Expands On-Demand Storage Service with $20 Million Fund

By Alex Hassel, On-demand storage services continue to spread across the United States. Most recently, Los Angeles-based Clutter announced that it raised $20 million from Sequoia Capital for its Series B fund. This is happening after Sequoia just led Clutter’s $9 million Series A fund ...
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SiteLink Gearing Up for 2016 User Conference

By Alex Hassel, Heading to Las Vegas in April 2016? Try to attend SiteLink’s User Conference on the 24th! The management software company is offering panel discussions and educational sessions from both SiteLink experts and users to help storage operators get the most out of ...
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Washington Self Storage Bill Overcomes Political Battle

By Alex Hassel, After getting caught in political crossfire, the Washington state legislature’s SB 6148 has come out on top. The bill allows storage operators in the state to tow any vehicle in the result of a lien rather than go through the auction process. ...
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Could Self Storage Be the Solution for the Helicopter Surplus?

By Alex Hassel, With a surplus of helicopters and few places to put them, manufacturers and some owners are looking for storage alternatives for their aircraft. The Wall Street Journal reports that the oil-industry downturn has actually created a surplus of helicopters. Two years ago, demand ...
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Westy Self Storage Collecting Prom Dresses in Long Island

By Alex Hassel, You’ll be seeing a lot of formal wear at Westy Self Storage in Long Island, N.Y. No, the facility isn’t holding any sort of banquet or gala, but it is hosting a collection drive for the Long Island Volunteer Center’s (LIVC) Prom Boutique. Westy ...
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List Self Storage Offering Free Webinar Series

If you have burning questions about the self storage industry, List Self Storage (LSS) could have your answers. The self storage property sale site is hosting a free webinar series focused on the big issues in the real estate sector of the self storage industry. The ...
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Self Storage Operators Lobbying for Alaska’s First Lien Law

By Alex Hassel, A group in Alaska is pushing to pass the state’s first self storage lien law. At this time, Alaska and Nebraska are the only states left in the U.S. without one. Charles Brobst, a self storage auctioneer, is spearheading the bill for a ...
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California Storage Facility Is a Haven for Artists & Musicians

By Alex Hassel, Imagine if the next great artist painted their masterpiece at a self storage facility, or even if the next great musician cut their hit album a few units away. This scenario isn’t too hard to consider at Bridge Self-Storage and Art Spaces ...
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CubeSmart Brings Net Zero Energy Self Storage Facility to Austin

By Alex Hassel, Recently, CubeSmart opened the very first “net zero” commercial building in Austin, Texas. This means the self storage facility makes more solar energy than it uses. The facility at 6130 E. Ben White Blvd. opened in March 2016. Farragut Investments, Inc., the property ...
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The Jenkins Organization Invests $169 Million in Minnesota and Texas Markets

By Alex Hassel, News Reporter, The Jenkins Organization is turning heads in the Minnesota and Texas self storage markets. The company recently announced one self storage development and two storage facility acquisitions in Minneapolis, as well as 15 developments and five acquisitions throughout Texas. Based in Houston, ...
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High-End Storage Unlocks Unique Experiences

By Alex Hassel, Imagine a storage facility where a robotic mechanism will retrieve a renter’s belongings upon request and place them in a room, ready to go. Or picture a storage facility that allows someone to store several cars, but also furnish a loft in ...
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