Inside Self-Storage International 2013

Inside Self-Storage International 2013
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Issue Summary

Self-storage markets around the world are in various stages of manifestation, from just the seed of an idea to budding to blooming. The 2013 edition of Inside Self-Storage International delves into the challenges faced and strategies employed by developers and operators on six continents. Facility owners, managers and investors will find expert articles on market evolution, development, financing, operations, obstacles, solutions and more.

Table of Contents

  • Asia: Insight from Chinese self-storage operator Locker Locker; adapting to customer demands in Hong Kong; and the 'in between' market in Japan
  • Africa: An overview of the industry's exciting transition to adulthood, with demand high and consolidation in process
  • Australia: An established market fights funding limitations as a hindrance to new development, but manages to forge ahead
  • Europe: U.K. operators face down a new tax; Irish consumers learn the benefits of self-storage; Store First discusses its unique advantages; and developers in Russia face limited real estate and other obstacles
  • North America: Setbacks in land prices and building guidelines test industry growth; an update from the Canadian association addresses court action, taxes, television and more
  • South America: Development progresses with mini-cities, mixed-use projects and environmental consciousness; cultural changes and foreign visitors lead to expansion; a developer returns to Brazil to explore a blossoming industry; and Latin America's first industry tradeshow focuses on opportunities and education

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Get insight to self-storage evolution in various countries.
  • Take lessons from fellow developers and operators in how to surmount obstacles.
  • Discover new investment opportunities laying in wait.