Chiswell & Associates, LLC
Serving the Self Storage Industry Since 1990
1208 Rodes Circle Winchester, VA 22601
"After 29 years in the industry, I still believe Self Storage to be
one of the best entrepreneural opportunities in real estate."
Virginia Self Storage Association
Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks, VA
Jim will be speaking on
"Don't Be Ignoring . . .
What They Are Storing"
Inside Self Storage World EXPO
Paris Hotel and Resort
Las Vegas, NV
March 31 - April 2, 2014
Jim will Co-Moderate with Mel Holsinger
Self Storage Q & A Open Forum
Monday March 31st 4:00 to 5:30 PM
Missouri Self Storage Owners
Association Annual Meeting & Trade Show
August 4th - 6th, 2014
Tan Tara Resort Lake Ozark
Jim will be one of the Keynote Speakers
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.
Chiswell Receives NYSSA Award
Jim was recently honored at the
New York Self Storage
with the Association's first
Industry Achievement Award.
Jim served as President of the NYSSA for five years. He was recognized for his leadership on behalf of the self storage industry in New York State.
Jim was presented the award by
Past Chairman Peter Ferraro