The Inside Self-Storage (ISS) Store, an e-commerce website providing research and education products for industry professionals, is now offering for sale a book by real estate agent and self-storage investor Mark Helm. “Creating Wealth Through Self-Storage” is available in softcover or on-demand digital format and provides tips on how to find desirable self-storage properties, analyze risk and compete against well-funded investors.
The book chronicles in detail how Helm learned to strategically acquire facilities to fulfill predetermined parameters and a business plan—all with limited startup funds. He provides an examination of self-storage as a real estate investment and how real estate investment trusts (REITs) approach the market. He also discusses how to develop a business strategy, analyze properties, conduct due diligence, determine future cash flow, and more.
Helm is a commercial real estate agent who started working with REITs in the mid-1990s to locate and purchase self-storage properties. By the end of the decade, he struck out on his own to invest in self-storage. Through trial and error, he created a strategic system of analyzing and buying storage property, and today is working toward a goal of building a $60 million portfolio.
Conceived as a central hub that allows self-storage owners, operators, developers and investors to obtain cutting-edge information and resources, the ISS Store is owned and operated by ISS, a dynamic services provider that has served the self-storage industry for nearly 25 years. The brand includes ISS magazine, the ISS Expo and Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community.