Financing

Financing

Pondering Property Performance

How To Use Occupancy And Vacancy Rates As Gauges  Most self-storage operators understand the three principal metrics used to determine how well a facility...

Auditing: Employee Theft

It is important for storage owners and supervisors to understand not only what is being stolen, but what motivates people to embezzle.  This will...

When And How To Increase Rents

Determining Unit Pricing On A New Facility A lot of research and calculations must go into developing and opening a successful new self-storage facility. Selecting...

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...

The Irony Of Cap Rates

Objective Value Is A Matter Of PerspectiveBy Adam Karnes A capitalization rate, or cap rate, is a useful tool in a real estate investor’s valuation...

Don’t Be Hasty!

The Best Pre-Sale Preparations  Opting to sell your self-storage facility is not a decision to take lightly. There are many factors and options to...

Self-Storage Investor Survey

Second Quarter 2017 The survey data was collected as part of an online questionnaire that was sent to key self-storage market participants during a two-week...

Deeper Into The Capital Stack

The Advantages Of Non-Recourse Bridge Financing At Certificate Of Occupancy Construction lenders are not a dime a dozen, and good ones are extremely valuable. The challenge, however,...

Sunny Or Stormy?

The 2017 Financial Forecast Without a doubt, the past few years have brought about record-breaking numbers for the self-storage industry—from historically high occupancy rates, property valuations,...

Capital Markets Report

Private Equity Positioned To Soar Into Storage Sector Political changes in Washington, D.C., combined with the Federal Reserve Bank’s expectation to raise interest rates in...

A Budget For Your Business

Why You Need One Budget is a word many people find irksome. But when viewed in the context of running a business, a sound, comprehensive management budget...

Healthy Lending

Financing Amidst A Climate Of Rising Interest Rates In the wake of the presidential election and on the heels of the Fed’s first rate hike in...

Time To Shift Gears

Financing Gauges Begin to Move Since the 2008 economic recession, self-storage owners have capitalized on a Federal Reserve Funds target rate of nearly zero...

Slow But Steady

A Storage Forecast For 2017 While election pollsters are probably still wringing their hands trying to figure out what went so wrong in their election forecasts,...

It’s Raining Claims!

Obtaining Adequate Roof Insurance The recent cycle of extreme weather has created havoc for residents, businesses, and insurance companies all over the country. Severe wind...

Time Is Money!

Understanding The Changes To Overtime Regulations President Obama and Secretary Perez announced on May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final ruling regarding overtime...

The Alternate Route

Planning Your Exit Strategy By some reckoning, about 80 percent of the ownership of self-storage units are in the hands of private investors. The other...

Time To Sell?

Six Considerations For Sellers There is a growing perception that self-storage real estate values may be at or near their historical peak in some markets....

Where’s The Capital?

Finding Funding For A Growing Industry When asked about the availability of capital for self-storage owners and investors, Shawn Hill, a principal of The BSC...

Slash The Tax!

Managing Your Largest Expense For the majority of self-storage facilities, property taxes are the first or second largest expense—despite the fact that they are typically only owed...

Industry Expectations

Interest Rate Projections From The Pros According to the 2016 Self-Storage Almanac, outstanding commercial mortgage debt increased from $2.56 billion to $2.72 billion between the...

Sell, Buy, Build, Or Hold?

Using Industry Insight As A Guiding Light By Steve Libert Will 2016 pick up where 2015 left off for investors in the commercial real estate marketplace?...

Americans With Disabilities Act:

Tax Incentives For Self-Storage Operators Self-storage operators are subject to all the ADA building access regulations applicable to structures. In 2010, the standards were revised...
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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

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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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