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COVID-19 Kristin Hutchins of Littler Mendelson

COVID-19 Kristin Hutchins of Littler Mendelson

Krisitn Hutchins of Littler Mendelson, the nation's largest employment law firm, speaks to Storelocal members about employment issues surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.

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COVID-19 Member Discussion about Low Contact Management & Tenant Communications

COVID-19 Member Discussion about Low Contact Management & Tenant Communications

Storelocal CEO Travis Morrow leads a membership discussion about low contact management and tenant communications during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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COVID-19 Self Storage Legal Network Carlos Kaslow & Scott Zucker

COVID-19 Self Storage Legal Network Carlos Kaslow & Scott Zucker

Carlos and Scott join us to discuss legal issues surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Carl Touhey

Carl Touhey

It's a pleasure to welcome Carl Touhey to the Storage News Podcast. Carl began his real estate career in 1986 selling investment real estate in Phoenix, Arizona. An investment opportunity in 1992 launched him into the self storage industry as he went on to acquire five storage facilities from 1992-1994 and owns multiple facilities today. His interest and success in fixing “problem” properties resulted in an impressive ownership track record.

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Ryan Lorenzini

Ryan Lorenzini

This week it was my pleasure to sit down with Ryan Lorenzini. Ryan is a Director of The Claremont Companies, LLC (“Claremont”), a real estate investment firm focused on the development, construction, and management of a variety of real estate products in California.

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Travis Morrow

Travis Morrow

In this episode, Travis touches on how he got started in the industry, market insights, property management, self storage development, self storage operations, and more

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Brian Weisman

Brian Weisman

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Brian Weisman. Brian has twenty plus years of experience in investment and finance, starting out with Montgomery Securities in the mid 1990's. He's currently a co-owner of Anytime Storage which owns thirteen facilities in Arizona. This was a great conversation. We covered everything from the current state of the market to the consolidation of storage vendors by private equity groups. I hope you enjoy it!

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Dane Elefante

Dane Elefante

Vice President of Operations at Platinum Storage Group, Dane Elefante is primarily responsible for the property management and operational oversight of each facility in their portfolio. Dane also represents Platinum as a founding member of Store Local, the nation's first Self-Storage Co-op, and is considered a Thought Leader on industry issues. He is also an active member of the Young Leaders Group and national Self-Storage Association (SSA). Dane has 15 years of commercial real estate experience including feasibility analysis, underwriting, and development. He graduated from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, earning a B.S in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate Development and Finance.

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David Edward

David Edward

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing David Edward. David is a Vice President at both Ojai Oil Company and Golden Gate Storage. He’s been working in the storage industry since 1996. Not only is David incredible knowledgeable about storage, but he has a sharp British wit and a unique perspective on our industry. We covered a wide array of topics, including the benefits of great customer service, the advantages of working together with fellow operators, and the consolidation of storage vendors. I’m sure you’ll enjoy our conversation.

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Todd Plastino

Todd Plastino

We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Todd Plastino. Todd is the President of Plastino Interests, Inc., which owns and operates four self storage facilities on the Central Coast of California consisting of 295,000 s.f. of net rentable storage space. Todd and I had a great conversation about how independent operators can differentiate themselves and succeed in a new more competitive storage landscape. Take a listen. I'm sure you'll enjoy!

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Travis Morrow Storelocal

Travis Morrow Storelocal

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Storelocal's CEO, Travis Morrow. Travis's position gives him a unique vantage point in the industry. Mix that with 15+ years of experience in self storage and you get some cutting edge strategies to stay competitive in a rapidly evolving market. In the interview we touch on a wide array of topics, including how to stay competitive with REITs from a buying and operational perspective, the consolidation of storage vendors, and how to optimize your tenant experience. I hope you enjoy it!

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Storage News with Bryan Locke - AJ Osborne

Storage News with Bryan Locke - AJ Osborne

We recently had the pleasure of sitting down AJ Osborne. AJ is a founder of Bitterroot Holdings which owns Keylock Storage, an eleven facility portfolio located in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. He is also the CEO of Clearwater Benefits, a insurance brokerage. If that wasn't enough he has two podcast, Cashflow 2 Freedom and Self Storage Income Podcast. AJ has tremendous passion storage and wealth of knowledge which made for a great podcast. Our conversation covered how to leverage the available tools to compete from a technology standpoint, how to navigate an overbuild market, and how to pick your clientele to boost your NOI. Take a listen. I'm sure you'll enjoy.

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Storage News with Bryan Locke - Jay Schuminsky

Storage News with Bryan Locke - Jay Schuminsky

We recently had the pleasure to sit down with Jay Schuminsky. Jay is the owner and operator of family-owned All Storage. They have 48 locations in Texas and Oklahoma. Jay also specializes as an investor and developer in retail, office, and senior housing. Jay and I had a great conversation touching on everything from the importance of outside the box thinking to leveraging your storage community. Take a listen. I'm sure you'll enjoy!

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Why Am I Being Outranked in My Market By Other Companies?
02/03/2020

Why Am I Being Outranked in My Market By Other Companies?

You work hard to have an outstanding storage facility. You offer a wide variety of unit sizes, your employees are trained to be knowledgeable and your prices are competitive. In your eyes, your self storage business is the best one in town. So why are you being outranked in your market by other companies?

National Self Storage-Dove Mountain Named 2018 Facility of the Year
02/03/2020

National Self Storage-Dove Mountain Named 2018 Facility of the Year

January 3, 2019 – (Irvine, CA) – Storelocal co-op member National Self Storage-Dove Mountain has received the prestigious Facility of the Year award for 2018 by Mini-Storage Messenger magazine.

Automated Storage Facilities: Fact or Fiction?
02/03/2020

Automated Storage Facilities: Fact or Fiction?

Can you imagine a bank without an ATM? What if every time you needed to withdraw cash you had to stand in line during business hours? Before ATMs were introduced in 1967, that was the reality. Today, consumers expect automation. Whether it’s an ATM, self checkout at the grocery store or a car that can be summoned by a phone, innovative technology is the norm. Automation wasn’t a myth for the banking industry, and it isn’t a myth in the self storage industry either.

Stay Independent Amid Industry Consolidation
02/03/2020

Stay Independent Amid Industry Consolidation

How Self Storage Operators Can Stay Independent Amid Industry Consolidation

GDS Technology in the Self Storage Industry
02/03/2020

GDS Technology in the Self Storage Industry

American businesses are increasingly investing more in technology. It is no surprise that this comes in response to today’s discerning consumers, who bring a new level of expectation to everything they do, from how they shop the marketplace, to how they make purchasing decisions and pay.

10 Benefits of Upgrading to the noke® Smart Entry System
02/03/2020

10 Benefits of Upgrading to the noke® Smart Entry System

When a storage facility adapts automated access control, the main benefit is technology that has the power to open doors—literally.

Storelocal Co-op Helps Self Storage Operators Remain Independent and Profitable Amid Industry Consolidation
02/03/2020

Storelocal Co-op Helps Self Storage Operators Remain Independent and Profitable Amid Industry Consolidation

May 7, 2019 – (Irvine, CA) – Storelocal Corporation, the first member-owned co-op for the self storage industry, has launched a campaign to declare independence from vendor consolidation and control.

Why You Should Choose a Broker with Self Storage Experience
02/03/2020

Why You Should Choose a Broker with Self Storage Experience

Would you list your home with an agent whose only experience is in selling industrial warehouses? Probably not.

APIs in the Storage Industry: Gate Keepers
02/03/2020

APIs in the Storage Industry: Gate Keepers

Dear Reader...we wrote this article 3 years ago but sadly were unable to release it. Ironically, today it's more timely than ever. Click for a pdf of the entire Storelocal API series. Grab a cup of joe & enjoy Part III:

Storelocal Releases Updated Report on Application Programming Interface
02/03/2020

Storelocal Releases Updated Report on Application Programming Interface

Storelocal Corporation, the first member-owned co-op for the self storage industry, announces the release of a white paper about Application Programming Interface (API) as it relates to the self storage industry.

Storelocal Announces Lease-to-Transfer of Tenant™ Technology Suite to Tenant Inc.
02/03/2020

Storelocal Announces Lease-to-Transfer of Tenant™ Technology Suite to Tenant Inc.

Storelocal Corporation, the first member-owned co-op for the self storage industry, announces the lease-to-transfer transaction of its GDS-powered Tenant™ technology suite to Tenant Inc.

Tenant Inc. Announces the Formation of a New Technology Company to Support the Self Storage Industry
02/03/2020

Tenant Inc. Announces the Formation of a New Technology Company to Support the Self Storage Industry

Recently formed Tenant Inc. announces the lease-to-transfer and expansion of the technology platform Tenant™, developed by industry co-op Storelocal.

Tech Consolidation in Self Storage
02/03/2020

Tech Consolidation in Self Storage

You’ve probably heard about Storelocal’s series on APIs in the storage industry. Definitely peruse them if you care about thriving (or even just surviving) in an ever increasingly dynamic market.

Storelocal, The Self Storage Industry’s Premier Co-Op, Announces Travis Morrow as New CEO
02/03/2020

Storelocal, The Self Storage Industry’s Premier Co-Op, Announces Travis Morrow as New CEO

Storelocal, the self storage industry’s only co-op focused on providing innovative software solutions and bettering vendor and operator relations, announces that Travis Morrow assumed the position of chief executive officer effective June 1, 2019.

4 Reasons Why Self Storage Operators Need Reputation Management
01/29/2020

4 Reasons Why Self Storage Operators Need Reputation Management

Interested in using BirdEye to boost your SEO by gaining more positive online reviews?

7 Things the Self Storage Industry Can Learn About User Experience From Postmates
01/29/2020

7 Things the Self Storage Industry Can Learn About User Experience From Postmates

In 2011, Postmates changed the food delivery game by creating a service that made it possible for consumers to get whatever, wherever, 24-hours a day.