From the 2024 ISS World Expo: Alex Braun II Shares Creative Ways to Build More Self-Storage

June 13, 2024

It seems like everybody wants to build self-storage today, but as markets fill up and municipalities become more particular about where and how facilities can be established, development may become a taller order. If you’re looking for ways to launch your first facility or expand an existing portfolio, listen to this advice from Alex Braun II, vice president of Hawaii & San Francisco Development Co., who shares innovative methods for building more product and how to determine the one that’s right for your particular business. In this interview recorded at the 2024 Inside Self-Storage World Expo, Braun offers examples of situations in which development might be difficult, for example, you have an extra-small or oddly shaped parcel, or the local governing body requires that self-storage be paired with more sidewalk-friendly businesses. You don’t have to throw in the towel! Take his advice to overcome limitations.

Braun is a self-storage owner with facilities throughout California. He’s developed, managed and operated startup and existing self-storage, boat/RV-storage and portable storage for more than 20 years, specializing in acquisitions, development and new directional planning.

Read more about the 2024 ISS World Expo in this article recapping the event.

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