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Inside Self-Storage Ownership Guidebook 2015

Expanded for 2015! This Guidebook is designed to help self-storage owners maximize their investment. It covers revenue management, marketing, staffing, outsourcing, security, technology, insurance and more.

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130 Pages
PDF Format

NOTE: This digital Guidebook is in PDF format. Upon completion of purchase, it will be immediately available to you in your "My On-Demand Library."

Inside Self-Storage Ownership Guidebook 2015
Whether you're an in-the-trenches, hands-on self-storage owner or more removed from the day-to-day aspects of your business, one thing is for certain: You have a vested interest in the financial performance of your property. This Guidebook provides guidance to help single- and multi-facility owners take control of and maximize their investment. It covers money management, business performance, human re-sources, risk management, marketing, outsourcing, technology and more. The content is designed to help you make more money and run a more efficient operation.

PLEASE NOTE: The 2015 Ownership Guidebook has been expanded to include content previously published in standalone, topical editions on marketing and technology. Covered topics include:

Asset and Money Management

  • Occupancy rates
  • Revenue, profit and cash
  • Pricing strategies
  • Expense strategy
  • Annual budgeting
  • Policies and procedures
  • Audits
  • Facility value
  • Property taxes
  • Exit strategies
  • Preparing for a sale


  • Hiring
  • Job postings
  • Recruitment
  • Manager compensation
  • Employee benefits
  • Staff performance
  • Manager training
  • Lead management
  • Employee evaluations
  • Employee theft
  • Manager termination

Risk Management

  • Safety practices
  • Crime prevention
  • Crisis management
  • Insurance coverages
  • Claims handling
  • Tenant insurance
  • Protection plans


  • Advertising
  • Marketing services
  • The facility website


  • Third-party contracts
  • Management services
  • REIT partnerships
  • Call centers

Security and Technology

  • Modern security technologies
  • Mobile technology
  • Automation
  • Customer-service tools
  • Lead-tracking tools
  • Staff-recruitment tools
  • Solar technology
  • Management software
  • The cloud
  • Tech support

To view other guidebooks in the 2015 series, click here.