MJ Partners Releases Overview of 4Q 2013, Year-End Self-Storage REIT Performance

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MJ Partners Real Estate Services has released a 32-page report highlighting key performance metrics from the year-end and fourth-quarter 2013 financial results issued by the four publicly traded U.S.-based self-storage real estate investment trusts (REITs)—CubeSmart, Extra Space Storage Inc., Public Storage Inc. and Sovran Self Storage Inc.

The report offers a market overview, including implied cap rates and investment activity for all four REITs, as well as chart data and side-by-side comparisons on self-storage facility performance. It also contains information from analysts on macroeconomic trends impacting the storage industry.

All four REITs reported healthy numbers, with each reporting occupancy levels during the fourth quarter of at least 89 percent. Public Storage achieved the highest occupancy, 93 percent, during the quarter, while CubeSmart showed the largest year-over-year occupancy gain, improving from 85.1 percent to 89.3 percent.

Sovran, which operates the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage brand, tallied the largest revenue gain for 2013 with an increase of 7.7 percent. CubeSmart showed the largest year-over-year revenue growth during the fourth quarter with an increase of 6.7 percent. Same-store net operating income was also up during 2013 and year over year for all four companies, with Extra Space having the largest gains at 8.9 percent for the quarter and 10 percent for the year.

Public Storage garnered the largest rent per square foot from same-store locations at $14.41, followed by Extra Space ($14.11), CubeSmart ($12.74) and Sovran ($11.02).

The PDF report can be downloaded for free from the MJ Partners website. Inside Self-Storage recently published a summary of fourth-quarter and year-end financial results for all four REITs.

Headquartered in Chicago, MJ Partners is a full-service real estate brokerage and investment banking company specializing in commercial real estate, mortgage banking and consulting services. The company's clients include major financial institutions, private equity funds, REITs, opportunity funds, insurance companies, pension-fund advisors, corporations, private developers and entrepreneurial businesses.

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