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.
Strategic Storage Trust Engages Investment Banker for Self-Storage Transactions
Self-storage operator Strategic Storage Trust Inc. recently engaged KeyBanc Capital Markets (KBCM), the investment banking arm of KeyCorp, to serve as its advisor with respect to one or more joint-venture transactions with institutional investors for the purposes of ...More
ISS Takes a Closer Look at Canadian Self-Storage
In recent weeks, ISS has taken a closer look at self-storage in the Canadian market, offering articles on new construction obstacles, legal concerns and day-to-day challenges. One thing is certain: Self-storage is becoming a very robust industry in the country. ...More
U-Store-It Sells 18 Self-Storage Facilities in Indiana, Ohio for $43.5M
U-Store-It Trust Inc., a publicly traded self-storage real estate investment trust, this week closed the sale of an 18-property self-storage portfolio for $43.5 million. ...More
West Coast Self-Storage of Padden Parkway Opens in WA
West Coast Self-Storage of Padden Parkway opened this month at the intersection of Padden Parkway and Andresen Road in Vancouver, Wash. ...More
Fairview Self Storage in CA Sold for $1.2M
Fairview Self Storage in Ceres, Calif., sold for $1.2 million, or $35.13 per square foot. Located on 1.64 acres just west of Highway 99, the facility has 36,735 net rentable square feet. ...More
Self-Storage in Western Canada: An Overview of Development, Real Estate Activity and Operating Performance
This presentation provides a detailed overview of self-storage in Western Canada, including development activity, real estate transactions, rental rates and occupancies and more. It also includes predictions for the year ahead. ...More
Strategic Storage Trust Buys SmartStop Self Storage in Hampton, Va.
Strategic Storage Trust Inc. purchased the SmartStop Self Storage facility at 815 Lasalle Ave. in Hampton, Va., from Quality Properties Asset Management Co. for $4.9 million. ...More
Sovran Self Storage Forms Joint Venture to Buy 19 Properties
Real estate investment trust Sovran Self Storage Inc. has formed a second joint venture with an affiliate of Heitman LLC to purchase 19 self-storage facilities throughout New Jersey (19) and Pennsylvania (2). ...More
Spacebox Self Storage Opens in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Outback Management LLC, a Hattiesburg, Miss.-based company, opened a Spacebox Self Storage in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. ...More
Risks and Opportunities in the Current Real Estate Market: Protecting Self-Storage Facility Value
There are many factors that affect self-storage facility value, and today's real estate market creates risks as well as opportunities for today's industry owners and investors. Read about cap rates, interests rates and other value influencers as well as ways to protect your ...More