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  • Inside Self-Storage Launches Self-Storage Talk Online Forum
    Inside Self-Storage has officially launched Self-Storage Talk (, an online forum for the industry community. This free forum allows users to share information, ask questions and interact with other community members. ...More
    February 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Industry Outlook for 2008
    Investor interest in self-storage assets continues to intensify as strong fundamentals and solid returns lure buyers who traditionally sought other property types. The self-storage market has also demonstrated resilience in times of fiscal decline, while posting solid gains ...More
    February 1, 2008 Steve Ekovich Posted in Articles
  • Surviving the Credit Crunch
    Real estate investing can be unpredictable. Especially in today’s turbulent market, attaining stability is about as probable as nailing gelatin to a wall. What’s an investor to do? When market trends are stable, pro forma is achieved and forecasts are met, enabling ...More
    February 1, 2008 Scott Sweeney and Joseph Maehler Posted in Articles
  • It’s All Greek to Me: Common Real Estate Terms Defined
    As many of you know, David Letterman presents a nightly top-10 list on his show. I’m always a bit in the dark when Dave does his countdown because I’m so uninformed about pop culture. It occurred to me some people might feel the same way about real estate terminology, and ...More
    February 1, 2008 Ben Vestal Posted in Articles, Real Estate
  • Nailing the Best Deal for Your Facility
    Who do you turn to when looking to sell a self-storage facility? The market is very fragmented, and ownership is still mostly held by private investors, small ownership/ management companies as well as the “big boys.” So what do you do when you want to find a buyer? Who do ...More
    February 1, 2008 Harold Kolbe Posted in Articles
  • X Marks the Storage Spot
    Inexperienced developers often think a site’s success is a sure bet if all competing self-storage facilities in a market are renting at or near capacity. Others think that if there are no climate-controlled facilities in a market, they’ll strike gold by building one. ...More
    February 1, 2008 Jeffrey Supnick Posted in Articles, Development
  • Purchase-Contract Considerations
    Self-storage is a booming $21 billion business nationwide. It has nearly doubled in size during the past decade, with one in 11 households renting space in nearly 50,000 U.S. facilities. No other business offers the return and the ease of ownership of self-storage. People ...More
    February 1, 2008 Bill Walton Posted in Articles
  • What’s It Worth?
    To view the charts that accompany this article, click HERE. Have recent events in the financial markets affected your property’s value? If so, what is your facility actually worth? Maybe you're considering selling or refinancing or want to know value for estate-planning ...More
    February 1, 2008 Bill Alter Posted in Articles
  • Second-Hand Self-Storage
    Purchasing an existing self-storage facility can be a great introduction to the industry if you know what you’re getting. The question is: What should you look for when you buy, and why? Before you purchase a facility, evaluate your investment strategy. Are you looking for ...More
    February 1, 2008 Matt Lexow-Gray Posted in Articles, Real Estate
  • Aiming for a Sale
    Preparing your facility for market involves making the property appeal to the broadest range of buyers for an expeditious and profitable sale. Until the recent real estate slowdown, self-storage owners and investors in many parts of the country saw property values rising ...More
    February 1, 2008 Stephen I. Grossman Posted in Articles