With changes in the general economy have come changes in the self-storage finance world. Self-storage lenders, like those for all commercial real estate, apply more stringent underwriting standards when evaluating the potential of a construction, permanent or other self-storage loans. Even the refinancing process has become more challenging for self-storage owners, who must weigh their options and exit strategies. Some negotiate with lenders in an attempt to salvage underperforming self-storage properties. Tax issues are also a significant concern for self-storage owners. Cost segregation and 1031 exchange are possibilities to be explored. Financial and operating performance is reported quarterly by the self-storage real estate investment trusts (REITs): Public Storage Inc., U-Store-It Trust, Sovran Self Storage and Extra Space Storage.
Self-Storage REIT CubeSmart Announces 18 Percent Increase in Fourth-Quarter 2013 Stock Dividend
The board of trustees for self-storage real estate investment trust CubeSmart has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per common share for the period ending Dec. 31. The dividend is payable on Jan. 15 to common shareholders of record on Jan. 2. The quarterly distribution ...More
Australia Self-Storage Operator National Storage Becomes Publicly Traded REIT
Australian self-storage operator National Storage issued a public offering of 126.3 million stapled securities late last month and will now operate as a real estate investment trust (REIT) traded on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). Now known as National Storage REIT, ...More
Self Storage REIT CubeSmart Prices Public Offering of Senior Unsecured Notes
The operating partnership of CubeSmart, a self-storage real estate investment trust (REIT), has priced an underwritten public offering of $250 million of 4.375 percent senior unsecured notes due Dec. 15, 2023. CubeSmart L.P. priced the notes at 98.995 percent of the ...More
Self-Storage REIT Public Storage Secures $700M Loan for Acquisitions, Development
Self-storage real estate investment trust (REIT) Public Storage Inc. has secured a one-year, $700 million loan from Wells Fargo Bank. The company intends to use the money to fund acquisitions and development projects as well as general corporate purposes, according to John ...More
Self-Storage Operator American Spectrum Realty Releases 3Q 2013 Financial Results
American Spectrum Realty Inc., which operates self-storage facilities under the 1st American Storage brand, has released its financial results for the third quarter of 2013, which ended Sept. 30. Rental revenue decreased 11 percent, approximately $1.2 million, compared to ...More
Interest-Rate Uncertainty: Self-Storage Borrowers Need to Act Now!
The economic recovery appears to be in full swing, and the Federal Reserve is already taking a hard look at interest rates. Now’s the time for self-storage borrows to lock in a long-term interest rate before they rise. ...More
U.K. Self-Storage Operator Big Yellow Releases Financial Results for the First Half of Fiscal 2014
U.K. self-storage operator Big Yellow Group PLC released its operating-performance results for the first six months of its fiscal year, following the quarter ending Sept. 30. The company reported revenue of £35.9 million, down 1 percent from the same six-month period a year ...More
Self-Storage REIT Extra Space Storage Announces Fourth-Quarter 2013 Stock Dividend
The board of directors for Extra Space Storage Inc., a self-storage real estate investment trust, has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.40 per share on the company's common stock for the fourth quarter of 2013. ...More
Self-Storage REIT Strategic Storage Trust Releases Third-Quarter 2013 Financial Results
Strategic Storage Trust Inc., a publicly registered, non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), released its financial results for the quarter ending Sept. 30. The company reported year-over-year same-store revenue and net operating income (NOI) increases of 9.4 ...More
Are You Flushing Your Self-Storage Income Down the Drain?
Any financial enterprise runs on two vital mechanisms: the money that goes in and the money that goes out. When it comes to gauging the success of their business, a lot of self-storage operators fixate on the cash-in side of the equation and accept all the outlays as simply ...More