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.
Cushman & Wakefield Releases 2010 Self-Storage Investor Survey
Cushman & Wakefield has released the results of its 2010 Self-Storage Investor Survey in a report titled "Resilient Asset Class Gains Traction." The valuation and advisory publication expands on results found in reports such as the Korpacz Investor Survey, published ...More
Self-Storage Now Qualifies for Small Business Administration Loans
Finding money to buy or build self-storage has been a challenge in recent years, but the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing hope to independent owners and investors. Due to recent changes in the SBA’s loan guidelines for passive-income properties, ...More
Three Argus Self Storage Broker Affiliates Earn CCIM Designation
Three broker affiliates of the Argus Self Storage Sales Network have recently earned their Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. ...More
Storage Express Buys Simply Self Storage Facility in Charleston, Ill.
Storage Express, which owns and operates 74 self-storage properties Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio, acquired a new facility in Charleston, Ill., from Simply Self Storage. ...More
Morningstar Properties Acquires Georgia Self-Storage Facility
Morningstar Properties LLC, in a joint venture with Harrison Street Real Estate Capital LLC, acquired a self-storage facility in Savannah, Ga. The store will be re-branded Morningstar Mini-Storage. ...More
Self-Storage Investment ‘Boot Camp’ to Take Place in San Francisco, Nov. 13-14
Self-storage investment experts Jason Allen, Carl Touhey and Frank Rolfe will teach a two-day boot camp about investing in the industry Nov. 13-14 in San Francisco. The event aims to teach attendees how to find good self-storage properties and profitably manage their ...More
Marcus & Millichap's Managing Director Discusses Real Estate Improvement on CNBC 'Squawk on the Street'
Hessam Nadji, managing director of Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, was featured on "CNBC Squawk on the Street" on Oct. 26. ...More
Self-Storage Businesses and Government Don't Mix
The recent acquisition of a self-storage facility by the state of Idaho could set a dangerous precedent. Blogger Matthew Van Horn enumerates all the reasons why this is a bad idea for the self-storage industry. ...More
Strategic Storage Trust Expands With Third Self-Storage Property in Las Vegas Area
Strategic Storage Trust Inc., a publicly registered, non-traded real estate investment trust targeting the self-storage market, acquired a self-storage facility at 3155 West Ann Road in North Las Vegas. The company’s third acquisition in the area, the site will be rebranded ...More
Real Estate Market Snapshot: Self-Storage in the Western States
The author recently assembled a roundtable of real estate experts to discuss the state of self-storage in the western region including the state of the market and how the industry will perform moving forward. ...More