2018 Self-Storage Investor Developer Resource

2018 Investor/Developer Resource Kit


This bundle of four publications includes all the data and information self-storage investors and developers will find helpful in their assessments and analysis.

The publications include:

  • 2018 Self-Storage Expense Guidebook includes expense data such as taxes, insurance, repairs, utilities, advertising and much more.
  • 2018 Self-Storage Almanac features data occupancy rates, market supply and demand, property valuation, capitalization rates, financing, facility data by state, trends, customer analysis, and much more. Please note the Almanac digital version is readable online and can’t be printed or downloaded.
  • 2017 Development Handbook includes information on market feasibility, construction financing, cost and design considerations, security and managing staff.
  • 2017 Technology Tools is dedicated the newest technological advances and opportunities for the self-storage industry.

Additional information is below.


2018 Self-Storage Investor Developer Resource Kit

The 2018 Self-Storage Investor Developer Resource Kit includes four publications. They are:

1. 2018 Self-Storage Expense Guidebook (available as a digital download only)
The Self-Storage Expense Guidebook provides operating expense data for self-storage properties including ranges and averages by region in the major expense categories. It’s a must-read for self-storage professionals! Topics include:

  • Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Repairs & Maintenance
  • Administration
  • On-Site Management
  • Off-Site Management
  • Utilities
  • Advertising

2. 2018 Self-Storage Almanac
The Self-Storage Almanac features new never-reported data including customer demand information, quarterly occupancy and rental rate data, and other benchmarking statistics and data in a new format. Topics include:

  • Customer Demand
  • Rental Rates
  • Occupancy
  • Valuation
  • Financing
  • Supply & Demand Analysis
  • And Much More!

3. 2017 Development Handbook
The Development Handbook is a critical resource for anyone developing a self-storage facility in today’s market. Featuring in-depth analysis and editorial by respected industry professionals, the Development Handbook is an effective tool to help developers understand the complexity of the self-storage industry and guide the project from concept to completion. Topics include:

  • Market Feasibility
  • Site Requirements and Selection
  • Pre-Development Challenges
  • Self-Storage Construction Financing
  • Cost and Design Considerations
  • Site Layout and Unit Mix
  • Considering Climate Control
  • Conversions and Multi-Story Facilities
  • Insurance
  • On-Site Security
  • Ancillary Income and Retail Sales
  • Manager Hiring, Training and Compensation

4. 2017 Technology Tools (available as a digital download only)

The 2017 Self-Storage Technology Tools is dedicated solely to keeping you abreast of the latest and greatest technological advances for the self-storage industry. Featuring editorial from some of the most knowledgeable experts in the field, this publication will help educate you about today’s technology options and inspire you to implement these tools as a means of increasing the value of your self-storage business. Topics include:

  • Understanding the self-storage technology shift
  • Websites as marketing tools
  • Evaluating self-storage software
  • Simplifying your online marketing
  • Social media tips
  • Analyzing competitor intelligence and rates
  • Understanding data security
  • Planning your self-storage site security
  • Online auctions
  • Automating your business
  • Digital marketing and customer experience


Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 1 in

Digital, Print, Print/Digital