Storage Talks (Formerly Table Talks)

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Originally Aired - Wednesday, July 14 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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Title: Storage Talks (Formerly Table Talks)


The pandemic has changed a few things, including the way we’re handling roundtable discussions at this year’s expo. You’ll still have access to 30 unique topics, organized by theme; but instead of moving from table to table, you’ll make yourself comfortable in a chair, and the presenters will rotate on stage! Simply choose your room, sit back, and enjoy five short presentations by industry experts. Each segment will be 10 minutes, including a short introduction by the speaker followed by several minutes of dialog and Q&A with the audience. 

Open to all registered attendees and exhibitors.

Storage Talks: Building 
Grand Ballroom E 

  • What’s New? An Overview of Self-Storage Construction Innovation (Nigel Kreft, Storage Structures Inc.) 
  • Key Considerations for Self-Storage Site Selection (Glenda Jacoby, RCM Services) 
  • Reasons to Consider a Design/Build Construction Approach (Erik Egan, Parkway C&A LP) 
  • The Importance of Self-Storage Facility Renovation (Troy Bix, Janus International) 
  • How to Leverage Portable/Relocatable Storage Units (Sam Mishkin, Universal Storage Containers) 

Storage Talks: Investing 
Location: Grand Ballroom F 

  • Why You Need a Self-Storage Feasibility Study (Stephan Ross, Cutting Edge Self Storage Management) 
  • Is Now a Good Time to Refinance Your Facility? (Gregory Porter, Summit Real Estate Advisors) 
  • The Benefits to Seeking Out Distressed Self-Storage Assets (Steven Wear, Titan Wealth Group) 
  • Self-Storage Syndication: What It Is, Why It’s a Good Investment Vehicle (Scott Lewis, Spartan Investment Group) 
  • The Key Benefits to SBA Financing in Self-Storage (Bishesh Shrestha, Live Oak Bank) 

Storage Talks: Management 
Location: Grand Ballroom G 

  • The Importance of Commitment to Occupancy and Revenue (Donald Jones, Donald Jones Consulting & Service) 
  • Simple Ways to Engage and Motivate Self-Storage Staff (Cliff Hite, Stein Investment Group/Space Shop Self Storage) 
  • Why You Need a Policies and Procedures Manual (Allicyn Bowley, Self Storage Science) 
  • Quick Tips for Successful Online Auctions (Cheli Rosa, StorageTreasures) 
  • How to Overcome Tough Conversations and Conflicts With Customers (Raheem Amer, Devon Self Storage) 

Storage Talks: Marketing 
Location: Montego C 

  • Understanding the Self-Storage Customer Journey (Tommy Nguyen, StoragePug) 
  • A Quick Overview of Digital Advertising Strategies (Melanie Terschak, Go Local Interactive) 
  • Why Your Storage Facility Needs Video Marketing (Christina Alvino, FineView Marketing) 
  • The Social Media Your Business Should Be Using and Why (Jacqueline Jenner, San Diego Self Storage) 
  • Getting Your Business to Appear in the Google Map Pack (Sarah McDougall, QuikStor Security & Software) 

Storage Talks: Profit Centers 
Location: St. Thomas 

  • Ways to Make the Most of a Truck-Rental Program (CJ Stratte, On The Move Inc.) 
  • Characteristics That Make a Site Great for Boat/RV Storage (Steve Hajewski, Trachte Building Systems) 
  • Why and How to Sell More Self-Storage Retail Product (Mark Skrzypczak, Atlantic Self Storage) 
  • The Most Important Things to Know About Tenant Goods Protection (Terry Anderson, Tenant Property Protection) 
  • Why Self-Storage and Car Washes Make a Great Team (Kevin Collette, Sonny's - The Car Wash Factory) 

Storage Talks: Technology 
Location: Montego A 

  • Reasons to Automate Your Storage Facility Now (Paula Swanson, Stor-Guard) 
  • The Biggest Benefits of Contactless Leasing (Jim Mooney, Freedom Storage Management) 
  • The Ins and Outs of Secure Mobile Access (Andre Lalande, Onity & Supra) 
  • PropTech: What It Is, Why Self-Storage Operators Need It (Andrew Jones, Yardi Breeze) 
  • Automation Technology for Your Facility Lighting (Dan Hengstler, Priority Lighting)