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!

Austin, TX | Jan. 20, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Austin North
12400 North IH-35 Building C
Austin, TX 78753
Accommodations: (512) 339-3626
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Reserve room by Jan 5 for special rate. Use the above "hotel info" link to book a sleeping room.
Reno, NV | Jan. 22, 2015
Silver Legacy Resort Casino
407 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501
Accommodations: (800) 687-8733
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Kansas City, KS | Feb. 10, 2015
HIlton Garden Inn Overland Park
5800 College Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66211
Accommodations: (913) 345-2661
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Indianapolis, IN | Mar. 24, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Indy Northeast
9785 North by Northeast Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46037
Accommodations: (317) 577-5900
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Baltimore, MD | Mar. 26, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Arundel Mills
7491-A New Ridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21076
Accommodations: (410) 878-7200
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Special rate available - book room by 2/23/15, ask for Trachte room block.
Nashville, TN | Apr. 28, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Smyrna
2631 Highwood Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37167
Accommodations: (615) 355-6262
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Sun Prairie, WI | May. 14, 2015
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Harrisburg, PA | Sep. 15, 2015
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Boston, MA | Sep. 17, 2015
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Minneapolis, MN | Oct. 6, 2015
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Calgary, AB | Oct. 8, 2015
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