Chiswell & Associates, LLC
         Serving the Self Storage Industry Since 1990
​         525-K East Market Street #233 Leesburg, VA 20176
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"I am proud that our firm has been serving the
 self storage industry for over 31 years."
                                     Jim Chiswell

Jim is available to talk or correspond with you to see how he might be of help to you and your self storage business.  
During my four decades plus of work within the self storage industry, I have watched the evolution of our industry. We have moved from a "Build It and They Will Come" philosophy to an understanding that the mantra must be caution and conservative assumptions. Detailed due diligence has never been more important whether you are building new or buying an established self-storage facility. Our clients have recognized that, at its core, self storage is a service business not merely a real estate investment.  

I have now conducted consulting engagements in 49 of the 50 states and in several foreign countries.   My perspective in advising our clients has always been would I invest in this project?  As the industry has gotten more and more competitive over these past four decades, it is not enough to go it alone in making a decision to invest in building or buying a self storage business.

I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you to determine how I could apply my years of experience and industry expertise to your current needs as you evaluate making your investment decision. Send me an email or give me a call at 434-825-4204 to discuss the issues and challenges you are facing.
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Chiswell in November Issue of Mini Storage Messenger
I am grateful for the opportunity to write the The Last Word 
column for the November 2021 issue of The Mini Storage Messenger.

I have included a copy of the November  column on 
The Last Word page on our website.  
Thank you to Messenger Publisher and friend
Ms. Poppy Behrens for this chance to once again 
share my thoughts about our great industry.