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Are You a Real Seller?

Looking back at the first 6 months of 2012, there is no doubt that the real estate transaction market has improved significantly, and along with it, the pressure to overprice properties has increased. This is due primarily to the two most critical factors that affect a fluid transaction market; the ability to finance an acquisition […]

Raising Rents: Determining Your Best Strategy

It’s time for some good news! As the economy slowly improves, we have observed an increase in rental rates and occupancy of self storage properties around the country. It is important to note that there are still some parts of the country that are struggling more than others, and even the improving economy will not […]

A Note to Buyers and Sellers: These May Be the Best of Times!

Typically, a real estate transaction can be described as “one party’s gain is another party’s loss.” There is, however, a very unusual situation that exists where both buyer and seller can win in a transaction. Today, the current economic climate makes this traditional confrontation more accommodating so that both buyer and seller can achieve their […]

A-Secured Self & Vehicle Storage III – Mesa, Arizona

A-Secured Self & Vehicle Storage III – Mesa, Arizona

We were approached by our client who was looking to sell their self storage facility. Their note had matured and the bank was threatening to foreclose on the property if action was not taken immediately. The facility featured about 60,000 sq. ft. of self storage space and about 90,000 sq. ft. of RV storage. Working […]

It’s Time to Get Your Marketing Plan Tuned Up!

As we close out February, we are starting to receive positive year-end data from 2011. While the last few years have been difficult for most of the commercial real estate market, self storage proved to be very resilient. All four of the self storage REITS reported same-store gains in Net Operating Income (NOI) from Q3 […]

NEW YEAR, NEW GOALS, NEW INVESTMENT MARKET

As the New Year begins, we are seeing the transaction market show signs of equilibrium which have not happened in the last few years. It appears that buyers have regained confidence; they are being more disciplined with their assumptions and they are willing to move forward with acquisitions that are pushing the envelope of historical […]

Single Tenant Net Lease Investment Sale – Glendale, Arizona

Single Tenant Net Lease Investment Sale – Glendale, Arizona

The Client owned a single-tenant net lease asset, a former service station that was converted to stand alone retail and leased to a regional car insurance provider. Our client was looking to downsize their portfolio and sought the expertise of our team to help them achieve the maximum exit value. Our team prepared an appealing […]

Wrap It Up!

The last few months of 2011 were markedly different than the first 6 or 7 months of the year, especially for the real estate business and self-storage properties. Liquidity in the real estate debt market slowed in the third and fourth quarters of 2011, led by the CMBS market mid-year, and in general, banks lived […]

Past Due Rent – The Real Estate Implications

“I wish buying and selling real estate was easier” is a common sentiment I hear from my clients as they engage in the transaction process to buy or sell a storage facility. Consummating a real estate deal is tough. Besides agreeing on the most salient transaction terms such as price, earnest money, and financing, there […]


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