Self Storage News Roundup

Posted on Oct 17 2011 - 10:22am by Tony Gonzalez

Safeguard Self Storage opened its twentieth storage business in East Williamsburg, which is part of Brooklyn. This makes the fourth location that has been opened within the last year. The facility is located at 930 Grand Street.  Safeguard has 25 locations in New Jersey and New York.

“What makes Safeguard unique is the relationships that we develop with our customers–they are very important to us,” says District Manager Andy Khan. “We look forward to getting to know and serve the residents and business people of East Williamsburg. It’s a great community and we’re proud to be part of it.”

In other news, Tucson-AZ Professional Self Storage Management (PSSM) and National Self Storage Management, Inc., are merging their companies. Mel Holsinger, President of PSSM, stated that the best of both businesses will be used to utilize similar markets and share overhead expenses. Between the two companies, there are 45 self storage facilities throughout Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.

This is the season for many of the state organizations in the self storage industry to hold their annual conference. The Pennsylvania Self Storage Annual Meeting and Conference will be held on October 20 at the Blue Bell Country Club, 1800 Tournament Drive, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Roundtable discussion topics include tenant insurance, using search engine optimization, hiring and training a good quality manager, and current legal issues.

The Colorado Self Storage Association will hold its annual fall breakfast meeting on October 26 at the Park Hill Country Club, 4141 E. 35th Avenue in Denver, Colorado. For more information, visit their website. Carlos Kaslow will be the keynote speaker. He will discuss the Colorado Lien Law.

North Carolina will hold their annual meeting in Charlotte on October 26. It will be held at the Peninsula Yacht Club located at 18501 Harbor Light Blvd, Cornelius. Discussion topics include marketing, cyber liability insurance, and revenue management.

The California Self Storage Association will hold its 8th Annual Conference and member meeting at The Westin San Diego on November 2-4. More information is on their website. Dr. Richard Brinkman and Dr. Christopher Thornberg will be the keynote speakers.

The Louisiana Self Storage Association will hold its Fall Conference and Trade Show on November 9 in Baton Rouge at the Holiday Inn South, located at 9940 Airline Highway. Scott Zucker is the featured speaker. He will discuss legal issues. Wes Merriott will present new marketing strategies using Facebook Deals and Ads.

Sources Used:

“Safeguard Self Storage Opens New Self Storage Facility in the East Willimansburg Section of Brookly.” PR-USA.Net; 15 October 2011.

“Professional/National Self Storage Management Alliance Formed.” Self Storage Association Globe; October 2011.

California Self Storage Association.

Colorado Self Storage Association.

Louisianna Self Storage Association.

North Carolina Self Storage Association.

Pennsylvania Self Storage Association.

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Tony Gonzalez has enjoyed a prosperous career in general contracting but has decided to complete his college degree in - of all things - sociology - and enjoys blogging about his daily observations of our "human society" and other musings about life and people. He has a particular interest around the shifting economy and how society reacts to downsizing changes, not only in the "contracting" world, but in the areas of moving/storage/rental, etc.
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