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  • Glossary of Self-Storage Financial Terms
    This comprehensive glossary of terms will help increase readers’ understanding of the finances involved in the self-storage and other industries. ...More
    November 3, 2008 Posted in Articles, Finance, Real Estate
  • 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, Finance, Real Estate
  • Self-Storage Finance: A Year in Review
    The current view from the street (summer 2008) is pretty grim. One only needs to browse daily business headlines to recognize the severity of the nation’s economic situation. The “credit crunch” has gone from Wall Street to Main Street, and is leaving the ...More
    October 16, 2008 Shawn Hill Posted in Articles, Development, Finance, Real Estate
  • Four Financing Sources for Renovating Self-Storage
    Fresh paint, safe and secure storage areas, attractive landscaping ... smart business owners know that both small and large capital expenditures can go a long way toward improving their self- storage facilities’ cash flow and resale value. So the question is not if ...More
    July 21, 2008 Georgia Ragsdale Posted in Articles, Finance
  • The Realities of Today's Self-Storage Market
    Capital-market volatility during the past 12 months has significantly changed the landscape for self-storage real estate investing and financing. If you have applied for a loan in the past eight to 10 months, you’ve likely noticed these changes firsthand. Gone are the ...More
    July 11, 2008 Doug McCarron and Devin Huber Posted in Articles, Finance, Real Estate
  • 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, Development, Finance, Real Estate
  • An Adjustment to the Debt Markets
    The commercial mortgage backed security (CMBS) market is now mature, with more than $200 billion of annual securitized volume originated in 2006, at least 15 percent growth, and more expected in 2007. The market was initiated in the mid-’80s when portfolio lenders sold off ...More
    November 1, 2007 Joseph Maehler and Todd Rhodes Posted in Articles, Finance
  • From the Editor
    If you tap into news sources regarding real estate and financing, it isn’t exactly pretty right now. According to CNNmoney.com, many Americans are falling behind mortgage payments while stagnant home prices and rising interest rates slam housing affordability. The New York ...More
    November 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Mele Storage Group Warns of Setback in CMBS Market
    Marcus & Millichap's Mele Storage Group is warning investors that the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) market is experiencing a minor setback. ...More
    June 19, 2007 Posted in News, Finance
  • NEWS
    Please submit your news releases to storagenews@vpico.com . Audit Gives Thumbs Up to Centershift’s Controls Centershift, a provider of web-based management software for the self-storage industry, successfully completed a Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70), ...More
    February 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Finance