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SEP 2018

Inside Self-Storage (ISS) is an information source for industry owners, managers, developers and investors covering news, trends, facility operation, finance, real estate, construction, development, marketing, technology, insurance and legality.

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THE INSIDE SCOOP 2018 Best of Business Winners Announced ISS has announced the winners of its 2018 "Best of Business" reader-choice poll, in which readers voted for their favorite suppliers in 40 product and service categories. Voting took place on the ISS website June 1-30. The winners can be viewed at insideselfstorage.com/best-business. They'll also be featured in the November edition of ISS magazine. Profiles will include company descriptions and contact information as well as a revealing Q&A. This year's questions explore pressing business challenges, upcoming product and service releases for 2019, and other insightful responses. ISS to Release 2018 Top-Operators Lists ISS will soon release its annual Top-Operators Lists of the industry's top 100 facility owners and top 50 third-party management companies, ranked by total net rentable square feet. The lists include facility and brand owners, independents, and property-management firms. The data also features contact information, expansion plans, and each company's number of locations and units. The lists will be featured in the October issue of ISS magazine and available at insidselfstorage.com on Sept. 13. A slideshow analyzing the data will be published the following day. A more robust version of the list data will also be available at iss-store.com. The 2018 package will include the complete Top-Operators Lists in Excel format as well as a PDF companion comprising an analytical report of the list results and a full representation of the rankings in easy-to-read format. Previous lists for 2012 through 2017 are also available for purchase. ISS World Expo Video Now Available On-Demand The ISS Store is now offering all 45 of the education sessions recorded during this year's ISS World Expo in Las Vegas as on-demand video. The presentations cover topics related to self-storage building, finance, investing, management, marketing, ownership, technology and more. Priced at $20, the videos are available for purchase at iss-store.com. Customers are able to view their on-demand immediately from an embedded player inside their account. The recordings are viewable anywhere, on any device with an Internet connection. The 2018 seminars featured industry experts presenting as part of six education tracks. The on-demand recordings include video of each speaker as well as his PowerPoint presentation, embedded for user convenience. Sessions are also available in DVD format, individually as well as bundled by track and in larger discount packages. ISS and Janus International Release Technology-Focused Case Study ISS and Janus International Group LLC have released a new video case study, "Using Bluetooth Technology to Create 'The Ritz-Carlton of Self-Storage.'" Viewers will learn how National Self Storage is using automation and technology to increase operational efficiency at its properties in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. The video explores how the company has improved site security and its online rental process. It also provides details about the company's mission to provide a convenient, modern experience for its tenants. The case study can be downloaded in the Resource Center at insideselfstorage.com. Here are some of the latest items on offer from Inside Self-Storage (ISS). Learn more about the ISS brand and its many resources at insideselfstorage.com! 8 ISS I September 2018 www.insideselfstorage.com

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