SpareFoot, an online self-storage marketplace and provider of Web-marketing tools, has released a new infographic to illustrate surprising facts about the self-storage industry’s size and growth as real estate’s “hidden giant.”
Titled "The Surprisingly Interesting Facts About Self Storage," the infographic shows self-storage as the fastest growing segment of real estate investment trusts, with a footprint that doubled from 2000 to 2005. Data includes:
- Number of self-storage facilities worldwide
- Square feet of self-storage per capita
- Numbers of self-storage facilities by company size
- Number of households renting self-storage
- Self-storage in comparison to other REITs
According to SpareFoot, the data shows a rapid increase in consumer demand for storage space, particularly in the United States, which owns around 86 percent of the global market.
To view the infographic, click here.
Founded in 2008 and based in Austin, Texas, SpareFoot.com helps consumers find and reserve self-storage units, with comparison shopping tools that show real-time availability and exclusive deals. The company also provides Web-marketing solutions for storage facility owners and operators including AdNetwork, SiteBuilder and GeoPages.