Construction & Development

Construction & Development

The Development Challange

Demand, Competition & New Supply Self-storage contractors are holding the blueprints to an aggressive development cycle that is ushering in a brash new level of competition. With...

Uncorking The Possibilities

How To Make Wine Storage Work  It’s been said that you can make bad wine from good grapes, but you can’t make good wine with...

The Valuation Question:

Cash Flow Or Cap Rates In the commercial real estate world, most investors apply value to a property through something called the capitalization rate or, quite...

On The Rise

Will Self-Storage See Sky-High Construction Costs? By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell When President Donald Trump announced a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum...

The Amsdell Family Tree

Tracing The Roots Of Three Major Self-Storage Operations In 1928, Todd Amsdell’s distant relatives started a construction company that survived the Great Depression of the...

Fable To Fact

Digging Into Industry Data By Cory Sylvester With the development cycle in its third year, the analysis required to evaluate a new or existing site is becoming...

Underlining Elements

A Business Development Guide Over the past 15 years, many owners and operators within the self-storage industry have experienced such a rapid growth with...

What Does That Mean?

Understanding The Language Of Self-storage By Scott Zucker The self-storage business has been around, some would say, for over 50 years. During that time, we’ve seen...

No Flat Sites

Topographical Challenges In Self-Storage By  Jeffrey S. Dallenbach, AIA, in collaboration with Cheryl L. Cole As the self-storage industry has experienced unprecedented growth...

Looking For Lenders

Solid Construction Financing Exists For Your Self-Storage Project Today’s self-storage facilities are more than concrete walls and steel doors; they have architectural elements and...

Elevators Vs. Lifts

Multistory self-storage units continue growing in popularity as facility owners build higher structures to stack additional rentable space on smaller parcels of lands, making...

Pumping The Brakes

Lenders Cautious On Financing New Storage Development During the past two years, self-storage has enjoyed the attention of investors and developers as the industry has experienced rising...

Going Up!

The Evolution Of Multi-Story Storage Facilities It’s no secret that land is scarce and costly in urban areas, especially within retail areas of the desirable top...

Skydock: The Modern Marina

The Rise Of Urban Powerboat Ownership In some of America’s most developed and densely populated coastal cities, the experience of boating–or, more specifically, boat ownership–can...

What’s The Pace?

A Look At Lease-Up Trends Last year, Memphis-based Jernigan Capital Inc. funded a couple of properties in Central Florida. The two self-storage facilities opened for...

Accelerated Construction

Is There A Threat of Overbuilding? Charles Plunkett, president of CAPCO Steel, has specialized in self-storage construction for the past 32 years; during that time,...

The Sky’s The Limit

Architectural Trends In Self-Storage The days when storage facilities consisted of rows of single-story metal buildings sprawled out over large parcels within industrial locations seem...

Site Selection Insights

As the self-storage development cycle moves over the crest and onto the downward slope, the low-hanging fruit has been picked. Good sites remain, but...

Competition Clash

New Development Within The 10-Mile Radius After many years of a robust transactional market, the self-storage industry has slowly taken a U-turn toward development....

Danger Zone!

Overbuilding Is Happening Now Imagine yourself as a dinner party guest 25 years ago, and the following questions had been posed: Who won the 1968 Masters? Do...

City Challenges

Self-Storage Developers Face New Costs And Issues New self-storage facility developers have generally had luck moving their projects from the industrial and warehouse...

Retail Stores To Roll-Up Doors

The Adaptive Reuse Of Big-Box Buildings It is no longer, “the best kept secret in real estate,” according to Jeffrey Shouse, national director of self-storage...

No Stone Unturned

Due Diligence Mistakes To Avoid Looking to buy a self-storage store? You don’t have to search the wide landscape. There are more than 50,000 self-storage...

Feast Or Famine?

Supplying Storage To A Hungry Nation There’s no denying that 2015 was a remarkable, record-setting year for the self-storage industry. As a matter of fact,...
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5 Reasons to Use Accounting Software for Your Self Storage Business

Tracking your self storage facility's cash flow can be daunting, but 64% of business owners do their own bookkeeping...

Three Considerations for Automation in Your Self-Storage Facility

“Automation” has been a buzzword in the self-storage industry for quite some time. But, with so many options out...

21 Self Storage Marketing Ideas for Owners & Operators

Self storage is a great business to be in. In fact, 2020 data shows that nearly 1 in 10...

All About Bluetooth Low Energy

Since its inception in the mid-1990s, Bluetooth technology has evolved into an effective application for use in access control security....

Why Your Self Storage Facility Needs an Integrated Payment System

Electronic Payment Options Transform the Self Storage Industry Businesses in every industry are making the move to electronic payment options,...
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