It’s an exciting time for self-storage development! Ground-up sites and conversion projects are opening across the globe as more investors join the industry and existing owners expand their portfolios. But as anyone who’s built storage facilities can attest, the endeavor is both challenging and rewarding, perhaps in different measure during the pandemic. There are many critical steps, each of which must be handled prudently, from feasibility and site selection all the way to grand opening.
In this thread on Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community, an owner walks you through his development journey, highlighting every aspect of the project and including photos. Others are chiming in with questions and sharing their own stories. More than a year in the making, this thread has nearly 100 comments! See what you can learn from others’ experiences and apply to your own project, or jump in with personal advice.