Author Archives: Courtney

About Courtney

Executive Director of the Northeast Self Storage Association (NeSSA).

Marketing Tips and Tricks Webinar

Come learn tricks and tips on what you should be doing to market your self storage facility at our next webinar on Tuesday, August 17th at 11:00 AM. With the world evolving it can be challenging to understand how to best spend your marketing dollars. The speaker of this webinar, Melissa Stiles of Storage Asset Management, will cover the top five marketing avenues that you can do now!

Let’s interNetwork!

It’s been a while since we’ve seen each other, and that needs to change! Let’s catch up over Zoom and knock the dust off our social skills before we get back to live events this fall. This get-together is completely informal, so come as you are! Messy hair, yoga pants, or even while you’re manning your facility’s office; we just want to see how you’re doing.

NeSSA’s virtual networking event is taking place Thursday, June 10th at 3:00 PM EST. This hour of interaction and networking is free to whoever would like to join us, so block out your calendar and register today. There may also be opportunities to win some prizes!

Sponsorships are available for this event! Contact Courtney for more information.

Tenant Insurance & Protection Webinar

You’ve heard of both tenant insurance and tenant protection plans… but do you know what the differences between them are? During our next webinar on Thursday, June 17th, our speakers will lay out what each program has to offer, why they’re a good idea for your business, and how to easily implement them at your facility. Join Chris Betteridge from Deans & Homer as he updates you on all things tenant protection and Damon Emerson of StoreEase Virtual Management for a lesson in tenant insurance. Be sure to bring plenty of questions!

2021 EXPO Update

Due to the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northeast Self Storage Association Board of Directors has had to make the difficult decision to reschedule the annual Northeast Storage EXPO until 2022. At this time our venue is still shut down, and the state of Massachusetts is imposing a 10-day quarantine or a recent negative COVID test to outside travelers along with additional gathering restrictions. With so many unknowns, planning a large event is impossible at this time.

In order to allow enough time for these obstacles to subside, the EXPO will now be held May 10th and 11th, 2022 at the MGM in Springfield, MA. All exhibitors have been informed and given the option of a full refund or a registration transfer, and speakers have been notified as well.

We will continue to plan our live half-day educational Retreat for October 7th, 2021 at the Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge, MA. More information on this event will be available soon.

NeSSA remains dedicated to providing our members and all those within the Northeast storage industry with the highest quality of education and most accurate information possible. We will be reaching out in the coming weeks with a survey about education; please be sure to participate so your voice is heard. You can also check back here and on our social media pages for news and updates.

Like you, we are once again extremely disappointed that we will not get to meet at our EXPO this year. Know that we are here for you and that you can reach out to us with questions at any time.

Should I Build or Buy? Webinar

In our next webinar on April 7th, we will cover some of the details to consider when forming an expansion strategy. Our speaker, Steve Hajewski of Trachte Building Systems, will start with a discussion on determining value of an existing property and what you can pay for vacant land for a new project. The presentation will cover a variety of topics related to planning and permitting an expansion, and common snags that developers run into during the process. We will also discuss the improvements that you’ll look at when you purchase an older facility – including security, management, and marketing, as well as some hard to fix problems and red flags to look for and avoid when buying.

2021 Five-Star Sponsors

Thank you to our annual 2021 Five-Star Sponsors!


Rabco Enterprises
1763 Wellington St.
Dighton, MA 02715
800-989-0220
www.rabco.com
One of the things you’ll notice about Rabco: our commitment to the highest quality service and materials in supplying self storage needs. For the past 30 years we have dedicated ourselves to the kind of exceptional metal building products and services that sets us apart. When it comes to top-quality suppliers, there is no better choice than Rabco.


Rapid Building Solutions
350 E Crown Point Rd.
Winter Garden, FL 34787
407-347-9614
www.rapidbuildingsolutions.com
For over 20 years Rapid Building Solutions has provided a full range of services to give unmatched quality and design for your self storage project needs. We are leaders in creating a range of pre-engineered metal buildings and storage units. Our goal is to provide the guidance and expertise necessary to keep projects on time and within budget, and our team will strive to ensure your complete satisfaction!


Storage Investment Management, LLC
40 Lily Brooke Court
East Amherst, NY 14051
716-689-7377
www.simi.org
Storage Investment Management, LLC (SIMI) is a professional self storage management company. SIMI employs a hands-on focus along with cutting edge strategies to create profits and value. Our clients work with a highly experienced principal owner who is always accessible to you. Because SIMI thinks and acts like owners, we have a unique understanding of this business and will always do our best to achieve success on your behalf.


SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors
PO Box 193
Lexington, MA 02420
781-696-6241
www.svn.com
SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors is pleased to be a resource to owners, investors, and operators of self storage facilities offering complimentary, confidential valuations, feasibility studies, consulting services, and complete brokerage and marketing services to owners who wish to sell their properties. Contact Connie Neville at (781) 696-6241 or nevillec@svn.com for your self storage solutions.


Trachte Building Systems
314 Wilburn Rd.
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608-837-7899
www.trachte.com
Trachte Building Systems designs, manufactures, and erects a full line of durable, pre-engineered, customized steel self storage systems including single and multi-story, portable storage, interior partition and corridor, and boat/RV. Trachte’s knowledgeable sales team is committed to helping owners make informed decisions. This commitment, along with over 115 years of experience, has given Trachte a leading edge in the industry.


World Insurance Associates, LLC – Self Storage Division
750 Old Main St.
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
860-955-9944
www.worldinsurance.com
The Self Storage Division at World Insurance Associates, LLC is a leading national provider of self storage business insurance. We take a consultative approach to protecting our clients’ portfolios and leverage our strong insurance company relationships to offer the best value for your insurance dollar. Please call us for a quote today at 860-955-9944 or visit www.worldinsurance.com/selfstorage.

2021 Self Storage Investment Outlook & Recap Webinar

In our first webinar of the year, our presenter, Nathan Coe of Marcus & Millichap, will cover the recent self storage activity both at a national level and within Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. He will discuss how the pandemic has affected our industry, cap rate trends, development in our area, and what we can expect to see going forward.
Be sure to join us on Wednesday, February 17th at our new time – 11:00 AM.

2021 Member Renewals

It’s that time of year again! Membership renewals for 2021 have been sent out and are being processed at the NeSSA office! If you haven’t received your invoice for the new year, please contact us.

As a reminder, you can renew your membership four different ways:

  1. With a check made payable to NeSSA mailed to our address:
    17047 Goldcrest Loop
    Clermont, FL 34714
  2. Through PayPal via an online invoice (ask us to send you one)
  3. With a credit card over the phone – call our office at (617) 600-4481
  4. Log in to your account here at www.NeSSA.org and Renew under your Account page.

Renewing your membership with NeSSA ensures you maintain benefits offered through the association including discounts to attend events, free attendance to webinars, a quarterly educational newsletter, an extensive online member resource library including our new page about COVID-19, an indirect membership to the national SSA, government lobbying on your behalf, and more!

Be sure to double check your company and contact information and let us know of any updates or corrections to your business. This will help your profile look more complete when possible customers search our facilities list for available storage.

Prospective members can join any time! Simply go to our Join Us tab and select the membership option that best fits your business.

NeSSA 101: How to Maximize Your Membership

Whether you’ve been a member since before the merger or you just signed up this year, the benefits of membership with NeSSA are always growing and evolving. During this webinar, Executive Director Courtney Kahler will take you on a guided tour of Northeast Self Storage Association’s website where together you can explore all that NeSSA has to offer, including leases, archived webinars and newsletters, state-specific resource pages, and more. Your online member benefits are just waiting at your fingertips!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 8th or just register now!

Forward 2020 Sponsors

A huge thank you to the companies who have stepped forward as sponsors for this first-ever virtual regional event among the Northeast, Maine, and New Hampshire Self Storage Associations.

If you haven’t registered for Forward 2020 yet, go check it out right now! This event is all about looking ahead at what you can do to help yourself succeed during these trying times and beyond. From legal and market updates to tips for auctions and automation, we’re covering it all. And because it’s virtual, you get to stay safe and comfortable at your own location and attend for a fraction of the price of a live show.

If you’re interested in joining the companies below as a sponsor of this unique event, there’s still time! Register today to maximize your visibility.

Event Sponsor

NeSSA 2020 Five-Star Sponsors

               

Production Sponsor

Session Sponsors