Inside Self-Storage (ISS) has released its 2022 Top-Operators Lists, ranking the industry’s top 100 facility owners and top 50 third-party management companies by net rentable square feet. The lists include facility and brand owners, independents and property-management firms. Collected data also includes contact information, expansion plans, and each company’s number of locations and units. Simple list rankings are viewable on the ISS website, while detailed results are featured in the September issue of ISS Magazine.
A more robust version of the data is available for purchase in the ISS Store. The 2022 package includes both complete lists in Excel format as well as a 20-page PDF companion comprising a three-page analytical report of the results and a full representation of the rankings in easy-to-read format. The lists provide data on owned vs. managed self-storage facilities for companies that do both, with breakouts for number of facilities, units and square footage for each.
The report portion of the PDF analyzes growth, decline and general movement among this year's final list participants. It identifies companies in aggressive growth mode, notable portfolio declines, and up-and-comers in the business. It also tracks activity by the industry’s six largest players, putting their numbers in context with each other as well as the larger rankings. Previous lists for 2012 through 2021 are also available for purchase.
A gallery of the 2022 Top-Operators Lists is also viewable online, providing an inside look at company movement in the latest ranks. It includes historical and comparison data and offers insight to factors that affected the lists this year.
The Top-Operators Lists are compiled annually by ISS. Participation is voluntary and open to all self-storage operators. To be considered for the 2023 lists, self-storage operators can complete an online form to ensure they’re contacted when data collection begins next May/June.
For more than 31 years, ISS has provided informational resources for the self-storage industry. Its educational offerings include ISS magazine, the annual ISS World Expo, an extensive website, the ISS Store, and Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community.