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Friday, April 12, 2024
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©2024 by the Self Storage Association (SSA). SSA and SSA Magazine are trademarks of the Self Storage Association, Inc. Opinions expressed by authors and other contributors do not necessarily reflect those of the SSA, publisher or editors, nor do they represent the policy or positions of the SSA. Information contained within articles should not be construed as the primary basis for legal or investment decisions.

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Is Automation Right for Your Self Storage Facility?
In this tough economic climate, automated and high-tech facilities are gaining ground on traditional mom and pop operations. Storage customers expect self-service convenience, climate controlled units, and a fortress protecting their items from the dangers of the outside world. But those amenities don’t come cheap: automated facility owners can charge a premium rate for ultra-modern storage technology and high-security upgrades.
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Meal Breaks: Washington Supreme Court Places New Burden on Employers
Not all states require that employees who work more than a set number of hours to be given an unpaid meal break. In states that do require meal breaks litigation against employers is common.
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| Categories: Legal, Operations, Legislative / Regulatory | View Count: (3513)
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Green Incentives Taking Root

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Green Incentives Taking Root
Red Way Self-Storage in Redmond, Washington has a design feature that makes it unique among self-storage facilities in the U.S. But its creation came about in an unusual way. When local real estate firm, Nelson Legacy Group, decided to build a 578-unit storage facility, it discovered that the City of Redmond offered some very interesting “green” incentives.
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Is Your Storage Business Ranking Well?

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Is Your Storage Business Ranking Well?
We don’t have to tell you how intensely competitive the self storage market is, especially when it comes down to the local level. If your storage facility is in a larger city, you’re competing against dozens of other storage facilities for top billing in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages).
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The Four D's

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The Four D's
Most of us are familiar with The Four D’s, the long-running mnemonic device that explains the drivers of self-storage demand. For those unfamiliar, The Four D’s are death, divorce, dislocation…
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PPC Basics for The Self Storage Industry

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PPC Basics for The Self Storage Industry
Have you heard of pay per click (PPC) search engine marketing (SEM)? This digital marketing channel is perfect for large and small self storage operators alike. Learn how to leverage PPC to drive more leads for your self storage business.
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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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What’s New With Self Storage Construction Trends?
New self storage builds are popping up everywhere, and more localities are sharing concerns about self storage development - or halting it altogether.
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Cellphone Parity

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Cellphone Parity
According to a recent National Health Survey, 50.8% of households had only cellphone service in the second half of 2016. This is the first time that the survey indicated that more households exclusively used cellphone service than a landline. It is a trend that is expected to continue.
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House Passes Class Action Reform Bill

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House Passes Class Action Reform Bill
The United States House of Representatives has passed the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 (H.R. 985) by a 220 to 201 margin.
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