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  • 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
  • State of the Self-Storage Industry to Be Addressed at the ISS Nashville Expo
    On Oct. 8, investment-analysis specialist Charles Ray Wilson will present a special overview titled “Self-Storage at the Crossroads: Which Way Will You Go?” as the opening session of the Inside Self-Storage Expo in Nashville, Tenn. ...More
    September 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • Determining Self-Storage Value in Europe
    Self-storage is increasingly considered an investment-grade sub-sector in the European market, thanks to industry growth and the success of the major operators. The business is fundamentally a retail operation that is closely aligned to the real estate from which it ...More
    July 5, 2008 Tim Edghill and Chris Stevens Posted in Articles
  • Self-Storage Maintenance Retains Customers and Property Value
    Because a storage owner sees his property daily, he may miss signs of deterioration. “A large percentage of your storage renters decide whether they want to rent from you based on the curb appeal of your facility,” says Brian Byrd, vice president of sales and ...More
    July 2, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Real Estate Roundup: Self-Storage in the Southeast States
    Self-storage real estate experts in the southeast states talk about their local markets, how storage properties are performing, the behaviors of buyers and sellers, the affect of the 'credit crunch' and more. ...More
    June 21, 2008 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • Insight to Self-Storage Real Estate in 2008
    The first month of 2008 was beset with significant financial and political "rock-n-roll." If you are like me, much of it doesn’t seem to fit into a neat package and signifies what the rest of the year will bring. However, if you will indulge me, I will give you two thoughts ...More
    April 21, 2008 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles