SpareFoot, an online marketplace for the self-storage industry, has released its Storage Trends Quarterly report for the fourth quarter of 2013, focusing on industry acquisitions, development, rental rates and more. Posted on the company blog, the report includes data from surveys with customers of SpareFoot's 6,500 member self-storage facilities. Report highlights include:
- Six of the largest self-storage acquisitions of 2013
- Areas demonstrating the widest disparity in storage-rental prices
- Why storage customers are moving
- How SpareFoot facility clients determine their unit pricing
- 20 counties with the fewest storage facilities per capita
- Top 10 military boom towns
- 10 fastest growing college towns
“This is our best edition yet of Storage Trends Quarterly,” said John Egan, editor in chief. “We’ve collected a rich set of data that self-storage professionals won’t find anywhere else.” The report can be viewed at http://blog.sparefoot.com/storage-trends-quarterly-q4.
Founded in 2008, SpareFoot.com helps consumers find and reserve self-storage units, with comparison shopping tools that show real-time availability and exclusive deals. With a network of more than 6,500 storage facilities ranging from mom-and-pop operations to real estate investment trusts, the company reaches prospective storage renters though partnerships with brands including SelfStorage.com, Apartments.com and Penske Truck Rental.
SpareFoot has been the recipient of several prestigious designations. In 2013, it was named one of the "Best Places to Work in Central Texas" by the "Austin Business Journal," one of the country's "Best Young Companies to Work For" by office-furniture company Turnstone, and a top workplace in the Austin area by the "Austin American-Statesman."