The Self-Storage Almanac is Now a Joint Venture

Posted on Jan 6 2014 - 8:37pm by Tony Gonzalez

Two giants in the self storage industry have joined hands to create a cooperative relationship. The Self Storage Association (SSA) and MiniCo Publishing combined efforts to create the 22nd edition of the Self-Storage Almanac. The Almanac is a trusted source of research for self storage professionals and investors.

Up until this year, MiniCo created the content and also published the Almanac. In this edition, the SSA provided data and information from many of its research sources. This includes information from the SSA’s “Self Storage Demand Study” that was published in 2013, information from the association’s market inventory database of the nation’s properties by county and state, and data and market analytics produced by REIS, Inc. (REIS Inc. provides market information about commercial real estate.)

SSA President and CEO Michael T. Scanlon, Jr., noted that the new “Almanac” is a benchmark moment for the association. “For many years, our goal as the national trade group has been to become the preeminent provider of research to the self-storage industry, its stakeholders, investors, and analysts,” he said. “The various research tools gathered by the SSA over the past few years are paying great dividends for our members. We believe that the industry will benefit even more from this new relationship with MiniCo as this expertise reaches an even greater audience.”

“The end result of this collaboration is that the ‘2014 Self-Storage Almanac’ will provide owners and operators with the up-to-date information they need to make critical business decisions,” said MiniCo Publisher Poppy Behrens. “Now, more than ever, the ‘Almanac’ remains the ‘go-to’ research source for the self-storage industry. We hope this year’s changes will make it even easier for self-storage professionals to gather the critical industry information they need.”

The 2014 Self-Storage Almanac is available for purchase in print and digital formats. Those wishing to purchase it may visit the Mini-Storage Messenger website to place an order.

Founded in 1974, MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC provides specialty insurance products for the self storage industry. They also publish leading trade periodicals and informational resources for the industry. Their flagship publication is the Mini-Storage Messenger. They also publish Self-Storage Canada, Self-Storage Now!, and the Self-Storage Buyer’s Guide.

Founded in 1975, the Self Storage Association has served as the official trade organization for the self storage industry. They are formally affiliated with 37 state and regional associations and with international organizations located in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America, South America, and Japan.

Sources Used:

“MiniCo Publishing Partners With Self Storage Association to Publish “2014 Self-Storage Almanac.” PRWeb’ 6 Jan 2014.

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The Self Storage Almanac is Now a Joint Venture

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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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