Chiswell & Associates, LLC
Serving the Self Storage Industry Since 1990
36778 Curtis Court Purcellville, VA 20132
"After 30 years in the industry, I still believe Self Storage to be
one of the best entrepreneural opportunities in real estate."
Inside Self Storage Magazine Best of Business Winner
Jim is available to talk or correspond with you to see how he might be of help to you and your self storage business.
I have witnessed and participated in the evolution of our industry for almost three decades. On the Development side, 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.
On the Marketing side, we have shifted from the old school total reliance on Yellow Page advertising to interactive websites focused on Search Engine Optimization considerations and click through rates. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube visibility along with email and text messaging strategies have also been implemented. Self service kiosks and web based facility software have been added to management options at the store level. However, I still believe strongly that there is no substitute for a customer service focused professionally trained manager with a sincere smile and a warm handshake.
I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you to determine how I could apply my years of experience and industry expertise to you current needs. Send me an email or give me a call to discuss the self storage issues and challenges you are facing.
I am truly honored to have been selected by the readers of Inside Self Storage Magazine as the Best Development Consulting Firm for 2015.
I am proud of this recognition for our work on behalf of clients from across America since we start our firm in July, 1990. Twenty-five years ago, I could have never guessed that our industry would have received such national and international recognition as one of the top performing real estate asset classes.
Thank you to everyone that voted for us and a special thank you to the ISS Team.
Chiswell Interviewed by Hartford Business Journal
Jim was recently interviewed by the Hartford Business Journal in connection with DealFirst Merrill, LLC's acquisition of a vacant Shaw's Supermarket location in New Britian, CT. D-M plans to convert the space to a new self storage complex. Municipal approvals have already been granted for the project. Click here to read the entire article.