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  • Monday, November 23, 2020 11:52 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    SELF-STORAGE FINANCING

    Through the SBA 504 Loan Program 

    This free whitepaper highlights the many benefits of the Small Business Administration 504 loan program and provides a lending scenario for a hypothetical self-storage facility. Readers will see how this financing works and what the borrower should expect from the process. It also explains how to qualify for this loan option. 

    You'll learn about:

    ·        The benefits of the SBA 504 lending program

    ·        A hypothetical lending scenario for a self-storage business

    ·        How borrowers can qualify for this option

    ·        Much more!

    READ NOW


  • Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:38 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    To all California Self Storage Operators –

    CONGRATULATIONS – we have defeated Proposition 15 (Split Roll tax)!

    CLICK HERE to read the article about this defeat.

    The California Self Storage Association in collaboration with the Self Storage Association (national association) led the fight on behalf of the self storage industry in California. Our thanks to Brian Caster, A-1 Self Storage/Caster Properties and Ken Nitzberg, Devon Self Storage who led the fundraising effort from self storage businesses. According to the Wall Street Journal, our coalition (NO on Prop 15) raised over $74 million. The self storage industry raised over $3.5 million - that means self storage accounted for nearly 5% of the funds collected to defeat this proposition! Considering all the commercial property owners throughout the state, that is very respectable.  THANK YOU to all who donated. 

    CSSA and SSA joined a collation, the NO ON PROP 15. Tino Rossi, Meridian Pacific Inc, from the No on Prop 15 said, “Congratulations to the SSA and CSSA for their defeat of Prop 15. Your grassroots efforts coupled with your tremendous financial support pushed this over the top. Your members should be so proud of this campaign and the part they played in it. Victory!!!”

     

    On behalf of the California Self Storage Association and ALL self storage businesses – THANK YOU for your grassroots efforts – letters to colleagues, friends, and tenants. We truly DID make a difference!

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    If you would like to know some of the other legislative and legal accomplishments of the CSSA (CA Self Storage Association) we invite you to visit our website: https://www.californiaselfstorage.org and come, join us as we “Promote the success in the self storage industry through advocacy, education, and fostering community” (CSSA’s Mission). 

    Ross Hutchings, CAE

    Executive Director – California Self Storage Association

    888.CSSA.207 (888.277.2207) – toll-free office

    CSSA | 5325 Elkhorn Blvd, #283, Sacramento, CA 95842



  • Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:34 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

     

     

    NEW CSSA Member Benefit

    FREE 2021 California Labor Law Poster

    The California Self Storage Association is pleased to announce our New Member Benefit – FREE 2021 Labor Law Poster!

    There are a number of new 2021 labor law changes that will impact MANDATORY Labor Law Postings including new Transgender Rights, Pregnancy Disability, Discrimination and Harassment.

    The poster will be co-branded with CSSA and the CEA (CA Employers Association) and will include required information such as:

    • California Minimum Wage notice
    • EDD's Notice to Employees
    • California Family Care and Medical Leave 
    • Pregnancy Disability Leave notice
    • Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee notice (DFEH 185 Pamphlet)
    • California Paid Family Leave pamphlet 

    CSSA will send each member a poster, to arrive in early January. If you have multiple outlets and would like more than one poster CLICK HERE to request your FREE additional Labor Law Posters (while supplies last). We MUST have your order by November 27, 2020 – don’t delay.

     

    5325 Elkhorn Blvd., # 283, Sacramento, CA 95842
    info@californiaselfstorage.org
    888.CSSA.207 (888.277.2207) – toll-free

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  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:28 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    22 Days Away
    Kure It's Annual Rivals Cup Golf Tournament 

    Friday, November 6, 2020

    Pelican Hill South Golf Course

    22800 South Pelican Hill Road, Newport Beach

    Take advantage of the 2020 Rivals Cup Tournament special COVID-19 pricing. We are offering a reduced entry fee for this year’s tournament only. 

    Join us for a fun and safe day outdoors while supporting vital cancer research.

    Sponsorship Opportunities & Golf Registration is Now Open!

    Questions?  Please contact jackie@kureit.org

    Sha


  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:28 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    Contact: Dean Keller

    Phone: 949-715-2233

    Email: DKeller@BancapSelfStorage.com

    Bancap Self Storage Group, Inc.

    1100 S. Coast Highway, Suite 208

    Laguna Beach, CA 92651

    www.bancapselfstorage.com

    Bancap Self Storage Group Providing

    2020 Property Value Change Reports

    For California Self Storage Owners

    Free report provided to help counter uncertainty for self storage owners

            September 15, 2020: This year has already had more than its fair share of chaos and uncertainty.  Although the self storage industry has proven to be more resilient than many other businesses, there has still been a roller-coaster of events and market condition changes affecting the operations, income and values of storage properties. 

    To help independent owners of storage properties in California, Bancap Self Storage Group, Inc. is currently offering a free personalized report on how the value of their storage business has changed in 2020. This “no obligation” report is available for a limited time only as free service to the industry.

    Bancap Self Storage Group is known as the “#1 Self Storage Broker in California” with an unmatched track record of self storage sales spanning over four decades.  Dean Keller, President of Bancap Self Storage Group has also spent his entire career giving back with leadership and service on the boards of the Self Storage Association, Self Storage Association Foundation, California Self Storage Association, and the Storage Operators Networks in both Southern California and Northern California, in addition to Rotary Clubs and many other local and regional charities.

    “Whether it is for estate planning purposes, updating financial statements, or just simple curiosity, we always think it is a good idea to know the actual value of your storage properties” said Keller. “We know that most people love their storage business and have no interest in selling at this time. But since we are deeply engaged in the marketplace and constantly doing these types of analysis for potential sellers any way, we are happy to provide this as a free service to all California owners in this unprecedented time.”

    For more information contact Dean Keller, Bancap Self Storage Group at 949-715-2233 or visit the company web site at www.bancapselfstorage.com


  • Friday, September 04, 2020 10:23 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    Register now for the premier virtual experience!

    The first-ever ISS Virtual Event allows you access to education, exhibits, networking and resources. Enjoy the benefits of a live conference and tradeshow, without the danger of infection or the expense of travel. Best of all, it s completely FREE for CSSA industry professionals to attend!

    You don t have to travel, or wear a mask or worry about social distancing. Just get comfortable, grab your favorite Internet-connected device, and enjoy this top-notch virtual experience on Sept. 29-30.

    LEARN MORE

    It's more than "just another webinar."

     
     

    Learn

    Presentations will take place throughout each day. If you miss a session at its first airing, don t worry ... On-demand versions will be also be available.

     

    Chat With Reps

    Nearly two dozen of the industry s top suppliers will be available during live event hours. You can visit their booths, chat with reps, download company information and more! 

     

    Connect

    Socialize, mingle and connect. In the lounge, you can engage in one-on-one or group chats with presenters, peers and vendors. 

     
     

    View Trends

    Learn about the industry s latest innovations. You can watch product demos, download spec sheets and more. 

     

    Get Resources

    Access and download all kinds of educational articles, digital issues, whitepapers, case studies and more on a wide range of industry topics.

     

    Shop

    Browse industry-relevant education products in a wide range of formats, including DVD or on-demand copies of event seminars.

    In addition to the above resources, you'll have assistance via the HELP DESK if you experience technical difficulties or need answers to questions. Live agents will be available 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET on both days.

    REGISTER NOW 

    Don't miss this FREE event for industry professionals!

     


  • Monday, August 24, 2020 9:41 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    Registration is OPEN

    SSA 2020 Fall Conference - September 8-11, Delivered Online

    Registration for our Fall Conference is now OPEN!

    Don’t miss the SSA’s 45thAnniversary Fall Conference.

    Check out the lineup we have for you.

    View the Program

    REGISTER TODAY

    Join us September 8 - 11 for the SSA 2020 Fall Conference!

    Now more than ever, self storage professionals must come together and focus on the future. We will identify challenges, innovate, and exceed your virtual expectations.

    DON'T MISS THESE RELEVANT SESSIONS

     

    ·    The Self Storage Economic Summit and Managers Summit

    ·    CEO Roundtable with all six REIT CEOs

    ·    All-Star Speakers include Astronaut Scott Kelly, Political Strategist Charlie Cook and Retired Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill

    ·    Legal Sessions with SSLN attorneys Scott Zucker and Carlos Kaslow and SSA in-house attorneys Joe Doherty and Daniel Bryant

    ·    Panel discussion on the Changing Self Storage Landscape

    ·    Concurrent sessions include: Operations Best Practices, Making Tax Reform Work for You, Managing Stress in 2020, Digital Strategies, California Prop 13, Solar Success, Increasing Facility Value, and many more.

     

    See all our sessions and register at selfstorageevents.org

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  • Monday, August 24, 2020 9:31 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)


    SSA 2020 Fall Conference - September 8-11, Delivered Online

    Registration for our Fall Conference is now OPEN!

    Don’t miss the SSA’s 45th Anniversary Fall Conference.

    Take a peek at the lineup we have for you.

    View the Program

    REGISTER TODAY

    The Self Storage Economic Summit

    Speaker: Dr. Richard Green

    Tuesday, September 9

    2:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET

    The SSA is excited to partner with the Large Owners Council (LOC), which will be sponsoring this Economic Summit.

    This fall’s Economic Summit will feature Dr. Richard Green, Chair of the University of Southern California’s Lusk Center for Real Estate. “Dr. Green is widely admired for his tremendous background in real estate-related economics and tenure at several of the leading universities in the country,” said LOC Chair Patrick Reilly, of Urban Self Storage in Seattle, Washington. “His take on the changing dynamics in real estate is an ideal way to kick off SSA’s week of online content for our industry,” he said.

    Richard K. Green, Ph.D. holds the Lusk Chair in Real Estate and is Professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Marshall School of Business. He recently finished a year as Senior Advisor for Housing Finance at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and as of July 1, 2016 became a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute.

    Sponsored by the

    Large Owners Council


  • Monday, May 18, 2020 11:27 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    CSSA 2020 Annual Owners Summit in Newport Beach is CANCELLED

    Unfortunately, due to all the ongoing Covid-19 (Coronavirus) restrictions as well as people’s reluctance to meet in large gatherings, it has been necessary for CSSA to cancel our popular Annual Self Storage Owners Summit in Newport Beach for the protection and safety of everyone involved.

    The event was originally scheduled for July 16, 2020 at the famed Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, CA. However, CSSA will be returning to the same location next year, July 15, 2021! 

    Both registrants and sponsors have two options:

    Summit Attendee Registration Fee

    • We would like to keep your registration and move it to the 2021 Summit. This will assure your reservation for the 2021 Summit and at the 2020 rate.
    • If you prefer, we can give you a full refund of your registration fee.

    Summit Sponsors

    • We would like to keep your sponsorship and move it to the 2021 Summit. This not only assures you of the same sponsorship at the same price but will provide additional exposure throughout the year.
    • Or if you prefer, we can also give you a full refund of your sponsorship.

    Room Reservations Refund

    • If you have made a reservation with the Balboa Bay Resort, they will be cancelling all reservations. If you have not already received a refund on your one-night deposit, you will be receiving that shortly. If you made your reservation via some other reservation portal or did not use our room block, you might need to contact that reservation portal for your cancellation.

    Due to the volume of activity surrounding the cancellation of the 2021 Annual Self Storage Owners Summit, WE ASK THAT YOU SUBMIT YOUR REQUESTS (TO HOLD YOUR REGISTRATION OR SPONSORSHIP OR REFUND IT) BY EMAIL (please NO phone calls) to: info@californiaselfstorage.org. Please allow 3 – 4 weeks to receive confirmation for moving of funds to next year or to receive your refund. Again, please no phone calls as we would like to have your requests in writing.

    Thank you for your involvement with CSSA. Please continue to monitor the self storage activity via the CSSA website at: https://www.californiaselfstorage.org for Coronavirus Information updates and NEW training sessions (including cutting-edge Avatar training). Mark your calendar now to attend CSSA Napa Self Storage Owner’s Conference – May 12 & 13, 2021 and the 16th Annual Self Storage Owners Summit in Newport Beach, July 15, 2021.

    We hope you, your family, employees, and loved ones are staying safe during these uncertain times and look forward to seeing all of you in the near future.

    Ross Hutchings, CAE

    Executive Director - California Self Storage Association


  • Monday, May 18, 2020 11:00 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    CSSA Pivots Due to Covid-19 Pandemic

    Just as the Covid-19 restrictions and shelter-in-place orders has affected all other organizations, it too had changed CSSA activities and events for 2020. In California we have experienced a strict shelter-in-place order which has prohibited any gatherings. Both our major events were cancelled – the Napa Self Storage Owner’s Conference, originally scheduled for May 13 & 14 and the Annual Self Storage Owners Summit in Newport Beach, originally schedule for July 16. This eliminated our largest networking and training events for the year. This not only eliminated our major events but most of our in-person training sessions as well. In response to that, our Education and Training Committee stepped up the number of offerings, planning to do them virtually.

    CSSA is pleased to announce the first-ever “Avatar Training” for self storage managers. We have developed two trainings – “Managing Customer Issues,” and “Smart Selling: Maximize Revenue – Minimize Discounting." These sessions are a joint effort between CSSA and the University of California Northridge SIMPACT. Each session will include 4 – 5 opportunities where individuals are in the “hot seat” and will interact with an “avatar” (live animated) customer in a face-to-face setting. Others in the session will observe and can critique what happened during that session. The last hour of the virtual session a communications professor will provide detailed information along with practical take-aways, using the avatar session outcomes as examples.

    In addition, CSSA teamed up with the California Employers Association (CEA) to provide members with current HR information. CEA has revised the California Self Storage Employee Handbook with the latest laws. CSSA is also offering its members virtual HR training, which began with a FREE “Labor Law Update” in June, then new HR training each month – “Top 10 Ways to Stay Out of Court,” “Leave Law Update,” and “Conflict – Attitudes in the Workplace.”

    CSSA is focusing on how to connect our vendors with our owner/operators, especially during this time of no-gatherings. CSSA has embarked on a much more robust Vendor Directory, giving vendors the opportunity to classify themselves in various categories. In addition, CSSA held several Business Partner Town Hall meetings, soliciting ideas that are currently being developed.

    One suggestion that is being offered is an opportunity for our vendors to hold “Vendor Training Sessions.” These sessions focus on industry-specific topics where the vendor is a subject-matter expert. Rather than hold these as webinars where it is basically a one-way presentation, we are holding these on Zoom to allow for more interaction between presenter and attendee. While the vendors pay a small fee for these sessions, they are FREE to CSSA members and CSSA does the marketing and provides logistical support.

    Covid-19 pandemic has caused a major disruption to the economy but CSSA has pivoted to provide continued support to our members, both owner/operators and business partners so that the self storage business can continue to grow in California.


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