NOTICE: Trachte event update regarding COVID-19

We invite you to attend our FREE self-storage events!

When properly developed, a self storage facility is a great investment. But it’s not the same industry that it was 10 years ago. Developing a site today requires the right location, the right management strategy, and the right marketing. Whether you are considering building your first facility, adding on to your existing one, or looking for ideas to maximize revenue from your existing site; Trachte’s FREE self-storage seminars and webinars will provide you with insight ideas that you can implement in your project.

More than a discussion about buildings, the seminar draws from experiences, observations and lessons learned from thousands of facilities throughout North America. 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. We’ll also discuss how to compete against larger competitors.

Learn how to determine your market’s potential. Talk about budgets and building materials. Every convenient, info-packed Trachte self-storage 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.

New for 2021 – we’ve had many requests for an online alternative to our in person seminars, so we are adding a series of monthly online webinars. The webinars will be about an hour in length including time for Q&A via the chat feature. Scroll down for the list of topics and dates. When you register, you’ll receive the link to view the live event. If you register for one that has already happened, we will send you a link to the archive for you to view.

We are new to the self storage investing. It was a well roundedvery insightful presentation. Jamie is very passionate presenter.

Robert Symington, Seattle, WA
October 2018 attendee

Seminar Dates & Times

See upcoming FREE seminars and click to learn more and register!

Raleigh, NC

Mar 16, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh /Crabtree Valley

INFO

Salt Lake City, UT

Mar 18, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Airport

INFO

Webinar

Mar 24, 2021

Determining and Understanding Supply and Demand for Self-Storage

INFO

Webinar

Apr 14, 2021

Laying out a Self-Storage Site

INFO

Lansing, MI

Apr 20, 2021

Ramada Lansing

INFO

Lansing, MI

Apr 21, 2021

Ramada Lansing

INFO

Hartford, CT

Apr 22, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Hartford

INFO

Sun Prairie, WI

May 6, 2021

Trachte Headquarters

INFO

Toronto, ON

May 11, 2021

EVENT CANCELLED

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Webinar

May 19, 2021

Creating a Financial Projection

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Webinar

Jun 16, 2021

Management Options and Technology for your Self-Storage Facility

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Webinar

Jul 21, 2021

Getting the Green Light to Build: Tips for Conditional Use Permit Approval

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Webinar

Aug 18, 2021

Architectural Trends in Self-Storage

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Oklahoma City, OK

Sep 14, 2021

To be determined

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Louisville, KY

Sep 16, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport

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Webinar

Sep 22, 2021

Self-Storage Construction

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Buffalo, NY

Oct 5, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo-Airport

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Indianapolis, IN

Oct 7, 2021

Embassy Suites Indy North

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Webinar

Oct 13, 2021

Marketing Your Self-Storage Facility

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Morgantown, WV

Oct 21, 2021

Holiday Inn Morgantown

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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


Agenda

9:00 AM
  • Welcome
  • Self-Storage Overview
  • Customer Information
  • Self-Storage Demand
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM
  • Finding Land
  • Laying Out a Site
  • Detailed Site Profitability Analysis
  • Navigating the Building Permit Process
NOON Complimentary Lunch
1:00 PM
  • Building Your Self-Storage Site
  • Security Systems
  • Conversions
  • Management
3:30 PM Closing

Meet Our Speakers

Jamie Lindau

Jamie Lindau

Sales Manager

Jamie Lindau has spent over 30 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 personal experiences in ground up construction, overseeing large and small projects, purchasing existing sites to managing large and small self-storage sites Jamie has led more than 266 interesting, educational Trachte seminars since 1988.

Mike Larson

Mike Larson

Trachte Regional/Assistant Sales Manager

Mike Larson has been with Trachte since 1993 and is Assistant Sales Manager in conjunction with his position as a Regional Manager. Mr. Larson helps entrepreneurs build and run successful self-storage businesses every day throughout the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico, and Costa Rica. An active member of numerous Self-Storage Associations, Mike uses his extensive knowledge and experience provide a unique insight when helping customers in their self-storage endeavors. Mike has conducted over 40 Trachte seminars and also speaks at industry trade shows.