Service Member Profile: Self Storage Investments

Creating Investment Opportunities in Self Storage

2014 was a big year for Self Storage Investments having been a part of several large transactions for some of our clients and providing new development consulting for others.

2015 was similarly a very active time for our group with increased activity and interest in Self Storage within Australia and the Australasian region.

The Self Storage Investments team has grown in 2015 by welcoming a new addition to the group. Michael Yip has joined the team as an assistant project manager. Michael comes with a background in Construction Management.

As it stands, Self Storage Investments is working on a number of Metropolitan Self Storage development opportunities in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. We are seeking Joint venture partnerships to develop these assets.

If you are looking for opportunities to be involved, we would be interested to have a confidential discussion about potential partnership opportunities. Please contact Simon Degaris at

Other Services include:
• Development Consultancy
• Divestment Services
• Joint Venture Creation.

For more information about us please see our website

Service Member Profile: Que Access

QueAccess Pty Ltd are a an Electronic Security & Locksmiths company servicing South East Queensland.

Specialising in self storage security with over 60 years combined experience in the security industry across our 3 members of staff.

We are an authorised sales & service agent for PTI Security Systems.

Our company and staff are fully licensed and well trained in the industry, as well as being a proud member of the master locksmiths association of Australasia.

We offer the following services: CCTV, Access Control, Intercoms, Gate Automation, Locks, Safes, & Keys.

Call us today !!
Name: QueAccess Pty Ltd (Logo attached)
Address: Unit 6, 21-23 Flinders Parade, North Lakes, QLD 4509

A Quick and Easy Checklist for Finding the Right Storage Solution

There are numerous factors to consider when renting a storage unit. Below are a few basics that you should always keep in mind:

– Consider the distance from your house. Check out nearby self storage facilities. That way your goods will only be a short trip away.

– Decide what type of storage space will suit your needs. Will a small unit in a family operated company or a large unit in a huge facility with numerous floors be better for you? Make sure you discuss your requirements with facility staff so that you get the right storage space. You don’t want to rent a much bigger unit and pay for unused space, nor a room with almost no free space which doesn’t allow for walking around and arranging your goods.

– The extras the facility offers. Find out whether the facility has a storage unit with windows/no windows, do they offer climate controlled storage, what are the access hours like, does the business provide a complimentary move-in truck or trailer?

– Note the options for accessibility. A lot of storage facilities offer drive in and elevator access so you can easily move big heavy objects. Ground floor access may be best for you if you are storing a bike for example. Also consider how the door opens – is it a roll up or hinged door?

– Questions about the facility’s security should be high on the agenda too. Does the site have CCTV footage, are the units individually alarmed, do they have electronic gates, what type of latches/handles do they use on doors, what type of lock do they sell or recommend you use?

– Another important aspect you should think about is if you are likely to require more storage space in the future (if you fill your existing unit). Does the facility have another adjacent unit available, is it more cost-effective for you to move to a larger unit rather than hire two smaller ones?

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The Importance of Follow Up

Following up leads (sales enquiries) is one of those self storage tasks that often gets left to the bottom of the ‘to-do list’. It takes time and some of your staff may not feel comfortable calling back out of the blue – but it’s also one of the most important aspects of the sales process; now-so more than ever.

In today’s fast-paced online world, people expect answers quickly – if not immediately. If we look at the average* storer, they generally…

– start making enquiries 1 month prior to requiring storage (35%)
– find their storage facility online (51%)
– do so using a Google search (75%)
– contact facilities of interest by telephone (51%)
– expect to see unit availability and pricing online (75%)

See more at:

By Andy Pudmenzky (Customer Experience & Marketing Manager, StorMan Software)

Service Member Profile: Southwell Lifts & Hoists

Celebrating nearly 20 years with Self Storage Association of Australasia and 70 years of manufacturing within Australia.

Southwell Lifts Hoists are the leading supplier to Self Storage Industry of Goods Hoists and Goods Personnel Hoists which are disability compliant.


Southwell Lifts Hoists provide dependable, robust, well engineered and cost-effective vertical lifts from Ground to Mezzanine or three and four level applications.


Goods Hoists and Freight Lifts can be tailored to your specific needs and pictured here is one of 2 In Shaft Goods Personnel Hoist recently installed at a Self-Storage facility in Western Australia.

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Talk to Mark or David who will meet all your lifts and hoists needs

Ph: 1800 244 787

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