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.

Past episodes also available to registered users in the video section of our web site.

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!

Fargo, ND

Oct 8, 2024

Hilton Garden Inn Fargo


Springfield, OR

Oct 10, 2024

Hilton Garden Inn Eugene/Springfield


Naperville, IL

Oct 22, 2024

Chicago Marriott Naperville


Binghamton, NY

Oct 24, 2024

DoubleTree by Hilton Binghamton


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 – Ideal for those in search of a robust real estate investment opportunity.
Real Estate Professionals – A valuable resource for real estate experts looking to diversify and expand their portfolio.
Families – Explore a dynamic and secure retirement plan by delving into the self-storage business.
Business Owners – Learn how to establish a dependable secondary income stream with insights from self-storage experts.
Self-Storage Owners – Perfect for owners seeking to fine-tune their expansion projects, acquire new properties, or explore innovative management strategies.


9:00 AM Welcome
10:30 AM Break
Noon Complimentary Lunch
1:00 PM Afternoon Session
3:00 PM Final Comments

Meet Our Speakers

Jamie Lindau

Jamie Lindau

Self Storage Development Expert

Jamie has been a guiding force across the United States and Canada for 39 years. Drawing on a wealth of personal experience, Jamie has mastered the art of developing multiple sites from the ground up, overseeing projects of various scales, acquiring existing sites, and managing both large and small self-storage facilities. Since 1988, Jamie has led more than 320 captivating and educational Trachte seminars. With a rich history of expertise, Jamie stands ready to share invaluable insights and knowledge.

Mike Larson

Mike Larson

Regional Sales Manager

Mike has been with Trachte since 1993 and currently serves as Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast. He has been dedicated to assisting entrepreneurs in building and operating successful self-storage businesses. As an active member of various Self-Storage Associations, Mike leverages his extensive knowledge to offer unique insights to customers. With over 55 Trachte seminars under his belt, Mike is not only a valuable resource but also a sought-after speaker at industry trade shows, contributing to his expertise.

Steve Hajewski

Steve Hajewski

Regional Sales Manager

Steve has been part of the self-storage industry since 2005, starting with product development and later as Marketing Manager at Trachte. Currently serving as Regional Manager covering NC, IL, and IN, Steve brings a unique perspective to the industry. Beyond his role at Trachte, Steve owns and operates three self-storage locations, totaling approximately 600 units, adding a hands-on understanding to his wealth of industry experience.