Chiswell & Associates, LLC
Serving the Self Storage Industry Since 1990
525-K East Market Street #233 Leesburg, VA 20176
"After 32 years in the industry, I still believe Self Storage to be
one of the best entrepreneurial opportunities in real estate."
Chiswell to Speak at Inside Self Storage EXPO
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 a Speaker at the ISS EXPO conference from the beginning. This year I will be the Moderator at the Developer's Workshop on Monday. On Tuesday, my old friend and industry expert Mr. Mel Holsinger and I will be conducting a morning orientation meeting for new attendees. Later in the day, I will once again share the stage with Mel as we host the Self Storage Q & A session. I will also be speaking on the topic of Feasibility for both new development and acquisition at 9 AM on Tuesday.
This year's EXPO will be one of the most international with over 23 countries represented and folks from virtually every state in the US. I hope to see you at the EXPO.