The process of buying or selling a self-storage facility has become more rigorous as markets have become more competitive and changes in the economy impact property value. To know the accuracy of a self-storage appraisal, a self-storage owner should have a clear understanding of facility value and the effect of capitalization (cap) rates. A buyer should complete a comprehensive due-diligence process to know if an investment is financially sound.
Extra Space Storage Buys 10 East Coast Self-Storage Facilities From Hampshire Cos.
Self-storage real estate investment trust Extra Space Storage Inc. has purchased 10 self-storage facilities in New Jersey (8) and New York (2). The properties comprise 740,822 square feet of net rentable space in 7,433 units. All will now operate under the Extra Space ...More
CubeSmart Buys Self-Storage Facility in Alexandria, Va.
Self-storage real estate investment trust CubeSmart has acquired a two-story self-storage facility in Alexandria, Va., for $19.75 million, or about $174 per square foot. ...More
Amsdell Cos. Expands Self-Storage Portfolio With Tampa, Fla., Facility
Compass Self Storage LLC, a member of the Amsdell family of companies, recently purchased a self-storage facility in Tampa, Fla. Located at 14529 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., the property comprises more than 45,000 square feet of net rentable space. ...More
Chicagoland Self-Storage Operator LifeStorage to Open 19th and 20th Locations
LifeStorage, an operator of self-storage facilities in the Chicagoland area, has announced the acquisition of its 19th and 20th locations. ...More
Hillsdale Self Storage in San Jose, Calif., Sold to Extra Space Storage for $4.8M
Hillsdale Self Storage in San Jose, Calif., sold for $4,850,000 to Extra Space Storage, a self-storage real estate investment trust. Located on Charter Park Drive, the multi-story facility has 33,318 net rentable square feet with 369 units. The facility was 95 percent ...More
U-Haul Purchases Self-Storage Facilities in Florida, Minnesota, Texas
The U-Haul Co. recently purchased three self-storage facilities comprising more than 150,430 square feet of net rentable storage space and more than 1,190 storage units. The properties are in Florida, Minnesota and Texas. No financial terms were disclosed. ...More
Self-Storage REIT CubeSmart Completes $560M, 22-Property Acquisition from Storage Deluxe
Self-storage real estate investment trust (REIT) CubeSmart has completed the second phase of its $560 million purchase of a 22-property portfolio from Storage Deluxe. ...More
World Class Capital Group Acquires 12-Property Portfolio From Sovran Self Storage
World Class Capital Group LLC, an Austin, Texas-based private investment and asset management firm, acquired a 12-property self-storage portfolio from Sovran Self Storage, a publicly traded real estate investment trust that operates under the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage brand. ...More
Strategic Storage Trust Buys 8 Self-Storage Facilities in the South for $25M
Strategic Storage Trust Inc., a publicly registered, non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) investing in self-storage properties, has acquired eight facilities in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina for $25 million. ...More
Using Cost Segregation to Improve Self-Storage Cash Flow
Whether you acquired your self-storage facility after 1986, are planning to buy a facility, or are embarking on a building or replacement program, cost segregation should be part of your strategy to maximize cash flow. ...More