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  • 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
  • When to Hire a Self-Storage Real Estate Broker
    In this tumultuous real estate market, using the services of an experienced, third-party intermediary is more vital than ever. Acquiring qualified buyers for self-storage properties has become more difficult as buyers have become much more selective, scrutinizing every ...More
    February 13, 2009 Michael Mele Posted in Articles
  • Preparing a Self-Storage Facility For the Sale
    Once a self-storage owner decides to sell a facility, the real work begins—from maintenance issues to hiring the right broker. ...More
    February 11, 2009 Bill Alter 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
  • Goals for 2009: Competitive Sales, Facility Remodeling and More
    Self-storage managers should maximize all competitive advantages possible to close a sale. Some advantages cost nothing but can mean a lot to potential tenants, such as not charging security deposits and offering rent guarantees. ...More
    January 23, 2009 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Michael Mele Earns National Achievement Award
    Michael Mele of Marcus & Millichap's Tampa office earns the company's National Achievement Award. ...More
    January 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • 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