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Ghia Nellis

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Financing Self-Storage in a 'Recovering' Economy: Loan Options and Low Interest Rates

Posted by Ghia Nellis on Mon, Jun 27, 2011 @ 02:00 PM

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Financing for Self-Storage Owners: CMBS Lending Is Back

Posted by Ghia Nellis on Mon, Jun 20, 2011 @ 02:41 PM

The CMBS (commercial mortgage-backed securities) bond market is back. After slowly returning to life in 2010, the capital markets appear to be in full recovery mode, with more than 20 active conduit lenders. Recent transactions provide evidence that this capital is readily flowing to and having an impact on the self-storage lending market.

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Eucalyptus at Beaumont RV Storage Condominiums

Posted by Ghia Nellis on Fri, Nov 12, 2010 @ 07:51 AM

Beaumont, CA (PRWEB) November 11, 2010

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San Diego Self Storage Launches E-Waste Collection Program

Posted by Ghia Nellis on Tue, Oct 26, 2010 @ 02:40 PM

San Diego Self Storage is partnering with GreenSpot DropOff, setting up collection centers at its self-storage facilities to offer free and convenient e-waste recycling for tenants.

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SBOA Raises Money for Katrina Survivors

Posted by Ghia Nellis on Thu, Oct 07, 2010 @ 11:34 AM
During the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in New Orleans last week, self storage owners, operators, developers, suppliers and other self storage industry members did more than just network and attend workshops. One group of attendees also busied themselves raising money for the St. Bernard Project to help with the ongoing needs of victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The Storage Business Owners Alliance (SBOA), a coalition of self storage owners and operators that formed earlier this year, joined forces with Supply Source One to host a reception to benefit the St. Bernard Project, an organization of volunteers who are helping to rebuild New Orleans homes that were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. SBOA’s CEO, Ian Burnstein, and the national account manager for Supply Source One, Rob Vodraska, each committed to donating four dollars to the St. Bernard Project for each person who attended the reception.

Although Hurricane Katrina hit the United States five years ago, many families are still recovering from the loss of their homes, possessions and/or livelihoods, and from the loss of family members who were killed during the storm or the flooding that followed.

The St. Bernard Project was founded in 2006 by Zack Rosenburg and Liz McCartney. It has three main programs. The Rebuilding Program rebuilds homes for senior citizens, the disabled, and families which children who cannot afford to finance their own rebuilding. The Center for Mental Health and Wellness offers mental health services to Katrina victims who have ongoing mental health problems stemming from the hurricane and its aftermath. The Good Work, Good Pay program hires members of the community (primarily veterans and underemployed or unemployed people) to work on rebuilding projects. The Good Work, Good Pay hirees work in tandem with the St. Bernard Project’s volunteer building force.
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California Governor Signs Bill Amending State’s Self Storage Lien Law

Posted by Ghia Nellis on Fri, Oct 01, 2010 @ 10:41 AM


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Mako Steel in the Big Easy

Posted by Ghia Nellis on Tue, Sep 28, 2010 @ 09:26 AM

Stop by booth #229 at the New Orleans Marriott (September 29-October 1) and learn about how Mako Steel can get your self storage facility built right!

Whether it's a single-story, multi-story, or boat/rv storage facility, we have the knowledge and expertise you're looking for! 

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Mako's Newest: Mobile Storage, Ready in 15 Minutes

Posted by Ghia Nellis on Mon, Sep 27, 2010 @ 09:46 AM

Our newest quick-assembly mobile storage units come in a variety of sizes.  They can be stacked up to 3 units high and can be customized with your company's logo.  

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Self-Storage Named Among Seven Investments Beating Stock

Posted by Ghia Nellis on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 @ 01:40 PM


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SSA Las Vegas, September 1-3, 2010

Posted by Ghia Nellis on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 @ 03:12 PM


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