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  • Dow Soars After Banking Plan Announced
    The Dow Jones jumped nearly 500 points Monday after the Feds announced a plan to help banks remove bad assets from their books. Major stock indicators surged more than 6 percent, including the Dow. Monday's 497-point Dow advance marked the fifth-biggest point gain in the ...More
    March 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Stock Market Starts Strong But Falters
    After a four-day streak, stocks started off strong on Monday only to falter as the day progressed. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 7 points, or 0.1 percent. The S&P 500 index slipped 2 points, or 0.4 percent. The Nasdaq composite tumbled 27 points, or 1.9 percent. ...More
    March 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Dow Hits Lowest Point in 12 Years
    The Dow Jones hit its lowest in 12 years after insurance company American International Group's (AIG) huge quarterly loss added to worries about the U.S. financial sector. ...More
    March 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • 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, Finance, Real Estate
  • Exit Strategies: Best Practices for Selling a Self-Storage Facility
    In planning an exit strategy today, self-storage owners will not only be rewarded by operating a better investment in the present term, but will be handsomely rewarded in the future when the property is sold. ...More
    February 25, 2009 Jeff Supnick Posted in Articles, Finance, Real Estate
  • Due Diligence: Critical to Obtaining Self-Storage Financing
    Organizing and professionally presenting self-storage due diligence documentation always enhances the probability of consummating a sale. Excluding the buyer’s review process, lenders and appraisers more than ever are scrutinizing and analyzing all aspects of the due ...More
    February 23, 2009 Stephen I. Grossman Posted in Articles, Finance, Legal Issues, Real Estate
  • 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, Finance, Real Estate
  • 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, Construction, Finance, Real Estate
  • 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, Construction, Finance, Real Estate
  • Self Storage Group Names VP
    James Vanco joined CB Richard Ellis' Self Storage Advisory Group as vice president, concentrating on seller/buyer investment representation of self-storage facilities nationwide. Vanco brings more than 29 years of experience in commercial real estate to the position, along ...More
    December 8, 2008 Posted in News, Finance, Real Estate