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HomeDallas/Frisco Executive Workshop

Dallas/Frisco Executive Workshop

Best Practices for Executive RV & Boat Storage Facilities

Americans are buying recreational vehicles and boats at record levels, in part due to trends intensified by the pandemic. That’s creating a surge in demand for storage facilities that focus on servicing large vehicles. If you’re on the fence about starting a new business venture in storage, and you’re looking for the next big thing – this is it. The Toy Storage Nation Executive Workshop is where industry thought leaders provide information on the steps required to own, invest, and operate a facility.

Registration includes Speaker Presentations, RV & Boat Storage Facility On-Site Tour, Breakfast, Lunch, and Cocktail Reception.

When & Where


7:30AM – 6:00PM


The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa
1549 Legacy Drive
Frisco, TX 75034

Discount Room Rate:
Online  Book your group rate for Toy Storage Nation Executive Workshop
Call 1-888-627-8441 and ask for the Toy Storage Nation special rate.

Workshop Presentation Topics*

Investing (Presenter: Neil Dyer, Madison Capital Group, Blue Gate Boat & RV Storage)

  • Should I build my site solo or invest in a partnership?
  • Why investing in a luxury RV & Boat Storage facility is so desirable
  • The most common myths and what to watch out for

Financing (Presenter: Bishesh Shrestha, Live Oak Bank)

  • How to get the money to keep the project moving forward
  • Does selecting a lender with RV & Boat Storage funding matter?
  • Loan types to fit your needs

Operations (Presenter: Greg Ellsworth, Self Storage Consulting Group)

  • How to prepare for success
  • Operations begin with the right product
  • Finding the mix of uncovered vs. covered vs. enclosed units

Marketing (Presenter: Steve Lucas, The Storage Group)

  • How fast can I get quality tenants to fill up my site?
  • What’s the right advertising mix – digital, print, radio, television?
  • Setting the right advertising and marketing budget

Canopy Construction (Presenter: Robert Hayworth, Baja Carports)

  • How to develop and build a successful RV & Boat Storage project
  • How much to build per square foot
  • What works and what doesn’t

Security & Technology (Presenter: Shaun Ferguson, Noke/Janus International)

  • Why it’s important to provide customers with a fully automated move-in experience
  • How technology has improved the tenant onboarding experience and what it means to operators
  • How smart locks allow for full contact-less rentals and automate the overlock and lock check processes

Enclosed Construction (Presenter: Matt Maurer, BETCO Inc.)

  • Why now for enclosed boat and RV storage?
  • Identifying the right property
  • Codes/Compliance considerations

Software (Presenter: Steve Smith, Storage Commander)

  • Will my software reporting include the revenue management needed to support the brand?
  • What to consider when choosing a software
  • How to select software to meet your unique needs 

Ancillary Revenue (Presenter: Terry Anderson, Tenant Property Protection/RV Gap Coverage)

  • How to create an ancillary sales center
  • Storage Protection for RVs, boats, autos, and trailers
  • RV Gap case study findings

Feasibility (Presenter: Jo Beth White, Development Services Inc.)

  • The where, when, and why for location selection
  • Difference between destination or site-specific facility
  • Types of facilities and amenities

 Legal (Presenter: Jeffrey Greenberger, Greenberger & Brewer LLP)

  • What are the legal issues with vehicle/vessel storage?
  • How vehicle/vessel storage is a totally different business from self-storage
  • Why “borrowing” a self-storage agreement is not a good idea
  • How vehicle/vessel storage is a completely different business from self-storage

*Topics and Speakers subject to change without notice

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