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Market Conditions

  • Self-Storage Poised to Survive Real Estate Shifts
    The year 2008 will be remembered as a paradigm shift for valuing real estate. The self-storage industry proved to be more resilient against the recession, but there are still barriers to entry, including tighter loan restrictions and higher cap rates. ...More
    March 25, 2009 Steve Mellon Posted in Articles
  • Mele Helps Self-Storage Owners Battle Property Taxes in Martin County
    Self-storage facility owners in Martin County, Fla., have gotten some justice in relation to property taxes and facility value thanks to the efforts of Mike Mele, vice president of investments for Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services. ...More
    March 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Talking With Bob Schoff: Observations of a Self-Storage Veteran
    Inside Self-Storage talks with self-storage expert and veteran Bob Schoff about the general state of the industry, where the business is headed over the next five years, the legislative endeavors of the national Self Storage Association, and plans for his company, National ...More
    March 4, 2009 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Problems and Opportunities Play Major Role in Self-Storage Investment Market
    Ray Wilson of Self Storage Data Services offers perspective on the current self-storage investment market, advising that opportunities for wise investors are available despite an economic downturn. Wilson also urges the development of standard terminology used for real ...More
    February 27, 2009 Ray Wilson Posted in Articles
  • The Self-Storage Valuation Process
    In these challenging times, even if a self-storage buyer and seller agree on the value of a facility, unless the buyer can pay cash at the agreed on price, there may be a third party to consider into the equation—the lender. There are two methods in the self-storage ...More
    February 16, 2009 Dale C. Eisenman Posted in Articles
  • 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