Inside Self-Storage (ISS) has released its 2016 Top-Operators List, ranking 100 of the self-storage industry's foremost players based on total net-rentable square footage. The list includes facility and brand owners, independents and property-management companies. The data also features contact information, expansion plans, and each company’s number of locations and units. The list is featured in the October issue of ISS magazine and available online.
A more robust version of the list data is available at the Inside Self-Storage Store. The 2016 package includes the complete Top-Operators List in Excel format as well as a 25-page PDF companion comprising a four-page analytical report of the list results and a full representation of the rankings in easy-to-read format. For the second consecutive year, the list includes additional data on owned vs. managed self-storage facilities for each company, with breakouts on 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 also identifies companies in aggressive growth mode, others that are scaling back, and new up-and-comers in the business. Previous lists for 2012 through 2015 are also available for purchase.
The Top-Operators List is compiled annually by ISS. Participation is voluntary and open to all self-storage operators. To be considered for the 2017 list, self-storage operators can complete the online form.
For more than 25 years, ISS has provided informational resources for the self-storage industry. Its educational offerings include ISS magazine, the annual ISS Expo, an extensive website, the ISS Store, and Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community.