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Inside Self-Storage Roadshow: Development Workshop

Inside Self-Storage Roadshow: Development Workshop
November 29, 2023; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Host/Moderator: Jamie Lindau, Self Storage Product Manager, Trachte Building Systems 
Speakers: Melissa Anderson, Account Executive, Forge Building Co.; David Baca, Architect, BACA; Jeff Bouchard, Regional Sales Manager, Trachte Building Systems; Dallas Cothrum, President, Masterplan; Nelson Hendrix, Sales Representative - R3 Division, Janus International Group; Peter Stuhlreyer, Chief Architect and Owner, Designhaus LLC 

Before you can begin construction on a self-storage project, you must complete a great deal of legwork. After all, you want to maximize it to create the best return on investment! This full-day workshop will provide the foundation you need to make smart development decisions. Our presenters will discuss national statistics and trends, feasibility and site selection, team assembly, site design, the zoning and approvals process, traditional and multi-story construction, conversions, and facility renovations and expansions. Discover what you need to avoid a bad investment, then choose the best development types and approach with insight from this group of experts!

Morning Agenda – Planning Phase
8-8:15 a.m. – Overview/Introduction
8:15-8:45 a.m. – National Development Activity
8:45-9:30 a.m. – Feasibility and Site Selection
9:30-10 a.m. - Assembling Your Team
10-10:15 a.m. – Break
10:15-11 a.m. – Site Design 
11-11:30 a.m. – Zoning and Approvals Process
11:30 - Noon – Conclusion and Q&A

Afternoon Agenda – Building Phase
1-1:30 p.m. – Overview/Introduction
1:30-2:15 p.m. – Traditional Construction
2:15-3 p.m. – Multi-Story Construction 
3-3:15 p.m. – Break
3:15-4 p.m. – Conversions 
4-4:30p.m.  – Renovations/Expansions 
4:30-5 p.m. – Conclusion and Q&A

You’ll learn:

  • The current status of national development activity and how it’s likely to shift
  • What to look for when choosing a development site
  • How to know if a project will meet your investment objectives
  • The components of a feasibility study and how to analyze results
  • Who the members of your development should be as well as their roles and responsibilities
  • Innovative ways to optimize site design to increase efficiency and value
  • Strategies to win zoning and community approval
  • Common mistakes to avoid in the approval process
  • Where construction costs are today and the most expensive components
  • Key considerations for traditional, single-story buildings 
  • How to maximize lot coverage
  • What to know about climate control, drive-thru buildings and other features
  • How to ensure you comply with local building codes
  • When and why to consider a multi-story project, plus trends in this kind of design
  • The types of buildings that work best for conversion
  • The costs and timeline to complete a conversion
  • The importance of investing in renovation or expansion 
  • Pros and cons of physical improvements
  • The various types of upgrades available
  • And so much more!