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Don Clauson is the CEO of Strat Property Management Inc, a property management company based in San Diego that operates in California under the StaxUp Storage brand and in Texas under the Lockaway Storage Brand. Mr. Clauson serves as Treasurer and National Director for the Board of Directors for the Self Storage Association.

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Hurricane Harvey Brings Perspective to This Thanksgiving Holiday
As we enter the Thanksgiving season, I find myself reflecting on everything I have to be thankful for, and something struck me this year differently than in previous years. This has been another great year, but it has not been without hardships to overcome.
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| Categories: Operations | Tags: Community, Disaster Relief, Self Storage, Hurricane Harvey | View Count: (254)
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Mentorship in the Self Storage Industry

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Mentorship in the Self Storage Industry
During the course of my life, I’ve had many mentors and most of them didn’t even know it. They were businessmen and women whose leadership style struck a chord with me. Inspirational figures who achieved in the areas where I wanted to find success. Over time, some of them became close friends. All of them helped me greatly.
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| Categories: Operations | Tags: Mentorship, Employee, Mentor | View Count: (694)
Here We Go Again: Lessons Learned From 25 Years in Self Storage
During the course of my career, I have lived through a number of real estate cycles. I have seen the highs and lows from a number of different, unique perspectives: broker, developer, small portfolio manager and large portfolio owner just to name a few.
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| Categories: Industry Data, Construction | Tags: Real Estate, Construction, Lending, Real Estate Cycle, Trends | View Count: (981)
The Five Types of Relationships That Made Me Successful in Self Storage
When I walked into the fall Self Storage Association (SSA) trade show in Las Vegas in 1996, I wasn’t an owner yet. I was a broker with an interest in self storage. The atmosphere was electric.
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| Categories: Marketing, Operations, Self Storage Vendors | Tags: Operations, Association, Vendor Partners, REIT, Public Companies, Small Operators, Large Operators | View Count: (1029)
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