Necessary Security Features for Self-Storage

When customers choose self-storage, they’re looking for a place to store their business tools, business inventory, or other personal treasures. They want a safe and secure place for their items of monetary or personal value. As a business owner, it’s important to have a security plan to offer your customers peace of mind. Your reputation for security can make or break your business. A security plan incorporates three main areas […]

Facilities Maintenance & Disaster Preparation

Last week we discussed preparing your self-storage business for natural disasters. By focusing on an emergency response plan and communication with customers, you can relieve a lot of headaches during a natural disaster. Regardless of the type of commercial business or property you have, there are benefits to hiring a facilities maintenance company in planning for natural disaster preparation.  There will always be messes to clean up after a hurricane […]

Self-Storage and Disaster Preparation

Hurricane season takes up a lot of real estate in the annual calendar. From June 1 through November 30, most individuals along the southern coast of the US are aware of the risks of hurricanes. Local governments are often reminding everyone to be prepared and stay prepared. Your self-storage business requires that same preparation. Hurricane preparedness starts long before hurricane season. If you’re a new or seasoned self-storage owner, preparing […]

3 Things to Ask Your Next Property Management Company

Real estate is an excellent investment. Properties hold their value and can greatly appreciate over time. Commercial property is a smart addition to any real estate portfolio. It should be simple enough to purchase the property, lease it out and keep it neat and tidy, right? While some properties are easy to manage, commercial properties present new challenges. Bringing in a property management company is a great idea. Finding the […]

Social Media & Self Storage – Why It Matters

Customers interact with businesses today differently than in the past. Today’s customer will begin their search not on a search engine, but on Facebook or Instagram. Using these social media platforms is not only important, it’s a must in 2020. Communication has changed a lot in the last 20 years, and continues to evolve. Advertising and marketing are now largely influenced by social media. As a business owner, you can […]

Current trends in capital improvement projects 2020

This year has basically been one, big, curve ball for businesses across the country. Despite the unforeseen issues the pandemic created for many small businesses, capital improvement projects may be more beneficial than ever. Let’s take a look at three types of capital improvements that make financial sense right now. Environmentally conscious improvements  At the top of concerns for many tenants is making changes that are environmentally friendly. Newer construction buildings […]

Your next self-storage investment: Build or Buy

When considering a self-storage investment property, two choices are available – build new or buy an existing property. Here are three things today’s savvy investor should consider before buying or building a storage property.   Building   There’s a lot that goes into building a new self-storage facility. Let’s work backward with the most important consideration of all. How well do you know construction or how strong is your construction […]

Facilities Management’s Best Cost-Cutting Practices

The disciplines and services needed from facilities management professionals can vary widely, but cost-cutting practices should be a priority. Building maintenance alone is an area in which top-notch facilities management services can prove invaluable. The following are some of the ways the costs of building maintenance can be significantly reduced. LEDs and Lights Out Approximately 35% or a bit over one-third of the total energy costs for buildings is spent […]

3 Threats to Cybersecurity in the Self-Storage Industry

While the wearing of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 seems uppermost on the minds of most Americans, hackers are a bigger threat to those in the self-storage industry. The resiliency of self-storage has proven to hold out during the pandemic, but cyber threats aren’t cyclical issues or once-in-a-lifetime events. Every business, large and small, is under continuous threat of cybercrime, and great loss can result from a direct […]

5 Project Management Challenges Fit for the Pros

When a tenant improvement project is needed, hiring a professional for project management is always the smart thing to do. Project management involves a plethora of potential challenges, and many problems are avoided by having an experienced expert in charge. It can be costly to make a mistake in the handling of an improvement project. Seasoned professionals are more prepared than others to keep projects on track in spite of […]