Industry valuation expert Ray Wilson will present an overview of the Reno, Nev., self-storage market at the upcoming Inside Self-Storage Expo, July 19-22, at Reno Hilton Resort & Casino. Wilson will discuss recent sales/acquisition activity in the area and look at how current operators are performing. Highlights will include general market demographics as well as market and operating statistics: total facilities, total units, average facility size, unit occupancy, square feet per capita and more.
Wilson is an internationally recognized authority on the subject of self-storage investment analysis. He is president of Self Storage Data Services Inc. (SSDS), a research firm he started in 1992. SSDS maintains a nationwide database of operating statistics on several thousands of facilities, tracking trends in the nation’s top 50 Metropolitan Statistical Areas on a quarterly basis.
Wilson is also president of Charles R. Wilson & Associates Inc., which specializes in self-storage valuation. The company has valued more than $6 billion worth of self-storage since January 2000 and appraised more than 500 facilities in the past year. Wilson's speaking engagements have included numerous trips to Australia and Europe as well as regular appearances at conferences and tradeshows throughout the United States.