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10/29/2022

Helping Hands: StorageGives Rebuilds Lives With Home For Our Troops

StorageGives’ partnership with Home for Our Troops has helped two disabled veterans in being fitted with homes built for their specific needs. The first home was in Wasilla, Alaska, near Bickford’s home.

10/29/2022

How Smart Self Storage Tech Saves Time

Smart technology saves time for self storage owners, managers, and customers alike.

10/24/2022

Cushman & Wakefield's Q3 2022 Phoenix Development Study

Phoenix area continues with massive growth for Q3 2022 and beyond

09/29/2022

Disposal of "Personal" Information

A regular concern for self-storage operators is managing personal information discovered in a storage unit as a result of a lien enforcement action or tenant abandonment.

Disposal of "Personal" Information
09/29/2022

3 Common Concerns About Automated Self Storage

There are all kinds of terms being thrown around in the industry to describe the same thing: A contactless self-storage facility where customers can go from rental to move-in to move-out without ever interacting with an employee.

3 Common Concerns About Automated Self Storage
09/29/2022

Volumize Your Value: Fees As Alternative Revenue Streams

Admin fees, insurance, merchandise, late fees, other fees, charges, and add-on services—all of these can add up to quite a lot of income and improve your property’s overall valuation.

Volumize Your Value: Fees As Alternative Revenue Streams
08/30/2022

And the Survey Says...AZSA's Flagstaff Workshop was a Success!

Thank you again to our Title Sponsor, Aspen Technologies and our featured sponsors, SkilCheck and Podium.

08/30/2022

Coverage Questions - What Should You Do When You Have An Insured Casualty Loss?

Whether it be by fire, flood, or storm, there is a recognizable risk to all real estate that it could be affected by acts of God that could damage the improvements on the land and, in the case of self-storage, damage the stored contents held within the rentable spaces. The only appropriate way to protect yourself from the cost impacts from such a risk is insurance.

08/30/2022

In Memory of Caesar Wright, Executive Chairman of MakoRabco

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Caesar Wright, the Executive Chairman and former CEO of MakoRabco and long-time AZSA member.

07/29/2022

Cushman & Wakefield's Q2 2022 Phoenix Development Study

Phoenix area continues with massive growth for Q2 2022 and beyond

07/27/2022

Out With The Old: Five Tips For Becoming More Innovative

Using the same old thinking will simply lead you to the same old ideas you’ve already had or tried before

07/27/2022

Google Ads: How They Work and What You Should You Expect

One of the most effective ways to get your company in front of your target audience is with Google Ads.

07/01/2022

AZSA has been awarded ISS Best of Business 2022 - Best State Association (Small) Thank You!

Thank you to everyone that voted. We really appreciate it!

06/29/2022

AZSA Members Collaborate on a Sleek New Facility in San Tan Valley

AZSA members create a beautiful new facility in San Tan Valley

06/28/2022

Catalytic Converter Theft Targeted by New Arizona Law

Catalytic converter theft is an increasing problem in Arizona.

06/28/2022

Keeping Disgruntled Tenants Off Social Media: A Legal Remedy for Protecting Your Self-Storage Business

Like all businesses, self-storage operations are subject to risk from dissatisfied customers. And thanks to the megaphone of social media, their displeasure can easily become widespread.

05/26/2022

A Heartfelt Letter from the Outgoing AZSA President, Diane Gibson

Every few years, someone new gets the honor of serving as President of the Arizona Self Storage Association.

05/26/2022

Live For 25! AZSA Conference Celebrates Anniversary And Industry Success

The Arizona Self-Storage Association (AZSA) held its 22nd annual conference and 25th anniversary celebration Feb. 17 and Feb. 18, 2022, at the WeKoPa Casino Resort and Conference Center in Ft. McDowell, Ariz.

05/26/2022

Self Storage and Homeland Security: Are Facilities and Their Tenants Safe?

Security is on everyone’s mind these days, including self storage operators. Whether it’s a concern for tenant safety or the risk of criminal activity at their facilities, owners are being forced to consider more carefully who their tenants are and what rights the operators have to protect their property and their tenants.

04/29/2022

Supporting Servicepersons: StorageGives Funds Homes For Our Troops

How do you possibly say “thank you” to the men and women who have sustained some of the most severe injuries imaginable to protect and defend our way of life?

04/29/2022

New Type of Theft Challenges Old Ideas About Self Storage Locks

We’ll take a look at disc lock picking and how you can use new self storage technology to better protect your tenants’ belongings.

04/29/2022

Google Business Profile is the New Google My Business

Google My Business has become an integral part of the business world in the modern era.

04/10/2022

Please Vote: AZSA's 2022 Board of Directors

Polls are now open. Owner/Operator, Small Facility, and Associate Members in good standing (i.e. current with 2022 dues) are eligible to vote. Click on the headline for your ballot. Ballots are due back to the AZSA office by May 11 and election results will be announced at the Annual Meeting on May 19.

02/28/2022

Why Self-Storage Is on The Rise and How Technology Is Changing Its Landscape

In the last two years, we've seen some major events take place that have significantly impacted the demand in self-storage.

02/28/2022

Looking Forward in Self Storage for 2022!

Well, the good news is that the self-storage industry is booming!  We have seen record occupancies at properties and throughout Arizona and the country.

02/28/2022

Maximizing Your Insurance Coverage

Would you buy insurance for your business that does not protect your business?

02/02/2022

An Evolution in Self-Storage

Remember the old metal box self-storage facilities?  It’s time to take a fresh look at your next project and come up with an economical way of creating an eye-catching, beautiful modern building. 

02/02/2022

Goodwill Auctions: Storage Partnerships Support Charities

What started as a business partnership has developed into a mission to collectively impact people in need. In 2020, Lonnie Bickford launched Storage Gives, a sister organization to his online storage auction website, StorageAuctions.com. StorageGives.org presents an opportunity for businesses to make a positive impact on those who need help both in the U.S. and around the globe.

02/02/2022

Mini-Storage Messenger's Look Who's Talking: The AZSA 2022 Conference with Amy Amideo

After being postponed twice due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Arizona Self-Storage Association’s 22nd Annual Conference and Tradeshow is on track for Feb. 16 to 18, 2022, at a new, elevated location: the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort in Ft. McDowell, Ariz.

12/22/2021

AZSA reinstates District Liaison program to bring more representation to Arizona’s rural areas

As the self-storage industry in Arizona continues to be an economic force, the Arizona Self-Storage Association (AZSA) is reinstating its District Liaison program to give its members in the outlying rural areas a voice.

12/22/2021

Rental Rate Pressures During COVID-19

Unfortunately, as we sit here today, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. As a result, issues that many self-storage operators had thought were resolved, including concerns over restrictions on their rental rate increases, remain.