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  • Evaluating Your Self-Storage Finances
    The current economic climate has slowed real estate transactions and caused declines in self-storage property values. Consulting a real estate expert specializing in self-storage will either set a self-storage owner’s mind at ease or help develop a plan to mitigate the ...More
    February 7, 2009 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • National Self-Storage Snapshot: Real Estate
    Fundamentals in the national self-storage market have remained healthy compared to most other property sectors, including the retail, office and industrial sectors. But the downfall of the housing market may soften the self-storage market. ...More
    February 5, 2009 Steve Ekovich Posted in Articles
  • The State of Self-Storage: Industry Report 2009
    While the self-storage industry has always been touted as recession-proof or, at the very least, recession-resistant, it was put to the test in 2008. New construction and self-storage real estate slowed, but occupancy levels for most facilities remained solid. ...More
    February 1, 2009 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles
  • Selling Self-Storage in a Soft Real Estate Market
    In these difficult times, many self-storage owners are giving some thought to selling their property rather than waiting out the market. To achieve a successful sale, they must know how to price their facility as well as how to market it. ...More
    January 29, 2009 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • Understanding Self-Storage Real Estate Value During a Credit Crisis
    The decline of commercial real estate values during the current credit crisis does not accurately reflect self-storage values. Self-storage owners are counseled to evaluate all facets of the market before determining their facilities’ true worth. ...More
    December 23, 2008 Minh Tran Posted in Articles
  • Self-Storage in the Western States: Real Estate Snapshot
    Self-storage real estate brokers discuss rental rates, finance, cap rates, inventory and sales through the West. The conversation encapsulates current economic influences on self-storage locales. ...More
    December 17, 2008 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • Riding Out the Highs and Lows of Self-Storage Real Estate
    In the self-storage industry, cap rates are up and prices are down. This article explains what this mean for investors. ...More
    November 25, 2008 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • Cost Segregation Increases Cash Flow for Self-Storage
    A self-storage owner can increase the cash flow of his facility through the use of cost segration, which allocates depreciable property to the correct categories in an effort to maximize allowable deductions. ...More
    November 18, 2008 Mark de Stefanis Posted in Articles
  • Five Steps to the Best Self-Storage Facility Appraisal
    Life has changed from the days when you could walk into your lender’s office with an appraisal in hand and get a loan. In today’s lending environment, it's the lender who decides the appraiser and you, the property owner, are often left out of the whole ...More
    November 17, 2008 Ray Wilson Posted in Articles
  • The State of Self-Storage Financing: 2008-2009
    In the upcoming year, self-storage borrowers can expect tighter loan criteria and fewer lenders, but financing is still available. ...More
    November 1, 2008 David Smyle Posted in Articles