Trachte Seminars


Our free seminars don't just introduce you to the self storage industry. They prepare you to become a part of it with practical advice, industry trends, and the most up-to-date information.

Learn how to determine your market's potential. Talk about budgets and building materials. Every convenient, info-packed Trachte seminar is a unique opportunity for you to gain real insights from the people who know self storage best. All without ever hearing a single, solitary sales pitch.



The Agenda

9:00 AM
Welcome | Self Storage Overview | Self Storage Demand
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Determining Feasibility | Finding Land |
Laying Out a Site | Navigating the Building Permit Process
NOON Complimentary Lunch
1:00 PM Understanding Construction | Managing a Facility |
Maintaining Security | Marketing
3:30 PM Closing

What You'll Learn

Uncover the building blocks of a successful self-storage business.
• Identify demographics and learn what drives demand
• Measure your local market and the competition
• Locate and plot the perfect self-storage site
• Learn about the building process
• Find out how to navigate permits and zoning boards
• Project your profits, costs and long-term cash flow
• Explore construction options and unit optimization
• Discuss maintenance, security and staffing needs
• Discover common pitfalls and learn how to avoid them

Who Should Attend

Entrepreneurs searching for a solid real estate investment
Couples who want to start a business where they can work together
Families seeking a more dynamic retirement plan
Business owners looking to build a reliable second income
Self-storage owners ready to fine-tune their expansion project

Meet the Speakers



Jamie Lindau
Director of Marketing and Product Development

Twenty-three years in self storage. Jamie has crisscrossed the United States and Canada helping people plan, develop, build, and profit from self storage. Drawing from his own experiences as a former self-storage business owner, Jamie has led more than 200 interesting, educational Trachte seminars since 1988.


Mike Larson
Trachte Regional/Assistant Sales Manager

Mike helps entrepreneurs build and run successful self-storage facilities every day throughout North America. An active member of the New York and New Jersey Self-Storage Associations, Mike uses his extensive knowledge of the concrete construction industry to bring a unique perspective to his seminars.

Dates & Locations

Success starts when you sign up!

Colorado Springs, CO | Mar. 13, 2014
Hyatt Place
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Request Trachte room block for discounted rate. Must reserve before Feb 21 for special rate.
Atlantic City, NJ | Apr. 29, 2014
Bally's
1900 Pacific Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Accommodations: (609) 340-2000
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Strongsville/Cleveland, OH | May. 1, 2014
Holiday Inn Strongsville
15471 Royalton Road
Strongsville/Cleveland, OH 44136
Accommodations: (440) 238-8800
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Special Trachte rate available through 4/9/2014
Sun Prairie, WI | May. 7, 2014
Trachte Enterprise Center
216 Wilburn Road
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Accommodations: (608) 834-9889
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Includes factory tour
Ann Arbor, MI | May. 13, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn
1401 Briarwood Circle
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Accommodations: (734) 327-6400
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New Orleans/Metairie, LA | May. 20, 2014
Four Points Sheraton Airport
6401 Veterans Memorial Blvd
New Orleans/Metairie, LA 70003
Accommodations: (504) 885-5700
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Saskatoon, SK | Sep. 18, 2014
Location to be announced
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Syracuse, NY | Sep. 30, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn
6004 Fair Lakes Rd
Syracuse, NY 13057
Accommodations: (315) 431-4800
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Sioux Falls, SD | Oct. 14, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn SF South
5300 South Grand Circle
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Accommodations: (605) 444-4500
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Toronto/Vaughan, ON | Oct. 16, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn
3201 Highway 7
Toronto/Vaughan, ON L4K 5Z7
Accommodations: (905) 660-4700
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Albuquerque, NM | Oct. 21, 2014
Location to be announced
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