Inside Self-Storage (ISS) has released a slideshow focusing on key data from its 2017 Top-Operators Lists, an annual compilation ranking the industry's leading players by net rentable square feet. “The 2017 Top-Operators Lists: The Self-Storage Industry’s Largest Owners and Management Firms Fatten Their Portfolios” offers an in-depth review of the numbers behind the ranking, including notable growth and decline in portfolio square footage, and number of facilities among this year's top 100 facility owners and the top 50 management companies.
The Top-Operators List has historically been issued as a single top-100 ranking by total square footage. ISS has broken the data into separate rankings for owned and managed square feet this year to reduce the potential for square-footage redundancy that can occur when using only total square-footage figures for all companies in a single list. For the third consecutive year, the lists feature 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 Top-Operators Lists appear on the ISS website and in the October 2017 print edition of ISS magazine. The lists include the portfolio sizes of self-storage real estate investment trusts, multi-facility operators and management companies. They also feature contact information, expansion plans, and each company’s number of locations and units.
Slideshows for several years of previous Top-Operators Lists are also available for free download under “Galleries,” in the ISS Resource Center.
A package of premium 2017 Top-Operators content, including all the collected data contained in an Excel spreadsheet as well as a PDF file with an analysis report and presentation of the list results and a full representation of the rankings in easy-to-read format, is available for purchase from the ISS Store, an e-commerce website providing research and education products for industry professionals.
For more than 26 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.