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  • Marcus & Millichap Appoints Director
    Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services named Mark Villanueva director of the firm’s National Self-Storage Group in Austin, Texas. Villanueva joined the company in 2005 and was promoted to associate a year later. Currently serving as a senior associate, ...More
    November 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • 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
  • Cashing Out of Business
    Your successful self-storage company is more than just your most valuable capital asset: It represents the realization of a dream. During the startup and growth stages, enhancing your firm’s productivity was your primary goal. Now that you’ve decided to sell your company ...More
    March 1, 2008 Rhona Sacks Posted in Articles
  • Nailing the Best Deal for Your Facility
    Who do you turn to when looking to sell a self-storage facility? The market is very fragmented, and ownership is still mostly held by private investors, small ownership/ management companies as well as the “big boys.” So what do you do when you want to find a buyer? Who do ...More
    February 1, 2008 Harold Kolbe Posted in Articles
  • Purchase-Contract Considerations
    Self-storage is a booming $21 billion business nationwide. It has nearly doubled in size during the past decade, with one in 11 households renting space in nearly 50,000 U.S. facilities. No other business offers the return and the ease of ownership of self-storage. People ...More
    February 1, 2008 Bill Walton Posted in Articles
  • Aiming for a Sale
    Preparing your facility for market involves making the property appeal to the broadest range of buyers for an expeditious and profitable sale. Until the recent real estate slowdown, self-storage owners and investors in many parts of the country saw property values rising ...More
    February 1, 2008 Stephen I. Grossman Posted in Articles
  • Closing the Deal
    Navigating the closing process in today’s self-storage market hasn’t exactly been smooth because of recent capital markets fluctuations. But the closing process can certainly be more streamlined if a buyer takes the proper precautions and performs the necessary due ...More
    February 1, 2008 Charles LeClaire Posted in Articles
  • Exit Strategies
    Since the late ‘90s, the investment community has viewed commercial real estate as a virtually infallible investment vehicle. Self-storage properties were always considered a relatively safe bet because of their limited management responsibilities and maintenance … until ...More
    February 1, 2008 Michael Mele Posted in Articles
  • Public Storage Considers Sale of Shurgard Europe
    Public Storage, the nation’s largest self-storage operator, has reached a preliminary agreement to sell a 51 percent stake in its Shurgard Europe division in a private transaction. ...More
    January 9, 2008 Posted in News