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.
The Commercial Self-Storage Real Estate Market: Decade in Review and Where Investors Go From Here
As we look back over the last 10 years, it’s encouraging to see cautious optimism present in today’s real estate market. Self-storage owners have the unique opportunity to capitalize on the recently improving real estate investment market, as values today are at the high ...More
Westy Self Storage Hosts Connecticut Real Estate Investors Association Meeting
Westy Self Storage will host the Connecticut Real Estate Investors Association (CT REIA) and Fairfield County Real Estate Investors Association (FCREIA) quarterly meeting Feb. 16. ...More
Noah’s Ark RV and Self Storage Opens in San Antonio, Texas
Noah’s Ark Development opened the first phase of its newest self-storage facility, Noah’s Ark RV and Self Storage in San Antonio, Texas. ...More
Self-Storage Development Proposed for Vacant Lot in Vista, N.Y.
A proposed self-storage development in Vista, N.Y., was nearly rejected in January by the city’s planning department because of ambiguity about the town’s codes. ...More
Jeffrey Rogatz Elected to U-Store-It Trust Board of Trustees
Jeffrey Rogatz had been elected to the board of trustees for U-Store-It Trust effective Jan. 31. He is expected to stand for re-election at the June shareholders meeting, when his current term of office expires. Daniel Hurwitz has resigned from the board as of Jan. 31. ...More
Safeguard Self Storage Opens Facility in Jamaica, N.Y.
Safeguard Self Storage, a provider of self-storage solutions, recently opened its 17th facility in the New York self-storage market. ...More
Cincinnati Toys R Us to Be Converted to Self-Storage by Imbus
A building that houses a Toys R Us store in Cincinnati will be converted into Glenway Storage, a 600-unit self-storage facility, by John Imbus, general partner of Imbus Enterprises Limited Partnership. ...More
PS Canada Company ULC Purchases Self-Storage Portfolio
PS Canada Company ULC will acquire a four-property self-storage portfolio and business from APEX Self Storage Ltd. and its affiliates. ...More
Oklahoma Self-Storage Property Sales Have Struggled; Improvement Expected
Oklahoma self-storage property sales lagged in 2009 and 2010 because tight financing thwarted investors and steadily rising occupancy and revenue levels kept owners from selling. But better credit forecasts for the next two years could lead to more sales. ...More
Self-Storage Developers in Iowa One Approval Vote Away From Fire-Code Amendment
The city council in Urbandale, Iowa, is just one vote away from changing the city’s self-storage fire-sprinkler code. ...More