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A Reflection on 25 Successful Years!

A Reflection on 25 Successful Years!

This year, Argus is honored to celebrate our 25th year in business as the nation’s premier self-storage brokerage. We have seen a lot of changes in the self-storage industry over these 25 years, most notably the tremendous expansion with more than 20,000 self-storage properties built, accounting for nearly half of the existing properties in the […]

The Value of an Experienced Self-Storage Broker

The Value of an Experienced Self-Storage Broker

Argus is celebrating its 25th year in business and in that time we have learned a great deal about what makes a successful transaction. An important part of that process is explaining what a real estate broker does and why we get paid to assist our clients in buying and selling self-storage properties. The value […]

A Road Map for the New Year

A Road Map for the New Year

Over the last several weeks, top executives from around the self-storage industry have gathered in New York City and Aspen to discuss industry trends, investor sentiment and the overall market outlook for 2019. The consensus was that industry executives remain cautiously optimistic about self-storage performance in 2019, in light of the interesting changes that we […]

Looking Ahead to 2019

Looking Ahead to 2019

The holidays are upon us and cautious optimism is certainlypresent in today’s self-storage investment market. Recent market volatility has pushed the Ten-Year Treasury back down below 3% and lenders, buyers, and owners remain bullish on self-storageassets. This, along with recent operating performance, has breathednew life into the already historically long self-storage run. Read More View […]

Getting to Yes

Getting to Yes

Getting to Yes offers a straightforward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting taken and without getting angry. This worldwide bestseller by William Ury provides a concise, step-by-step, proven strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict. The negotiation tips and techniques can be applied to family situations, […]

Does CRE Pose a Risk to the Financial System?

Does CRE Pose a Risk to the Financial System?

There appears to be an incredible amount of commercial construction taking place in many American cities today. With memories of the housing market implosion of the last decade still fresh in many minds, it is natural to wonder if a bubble is developing in the commercial property market. If so, could the financial system be […]

What Have We Learned in 2018?

What Have We Learned in 2018?

In 2018, the biggest lesson we have learned is that not all markets and self-storage operators are created equal. We have seen new deliveries continue to push down rental rates on a national level, but revenue growth remains positive. New development continues to be highest in markets with strong employment growth which leads to outsized […]

Value Added

Value Added

“This is a tremendous book about building a values based culture in commercial real estate brokerage.  Truly one where adding value to clients comes long before commissions and fees.  It’s no wonder this book was picked up as college course material at several universities.  We just wish it was still $16. :)” Value Added, Successful […]

The Mysterious Yet Fundamental Concept of Self-Storage Cap Rates

The Mysterious Yet Fundamental Concept of Self-Storage Cap Rates

While the business of buying and selling self-storage properties has become much more complex than in years past, the discussion always ends up focusing on market capitalization rates. This summary will help clarify this mysterious yet fundamental concept. In 2018, the business of buying and selling self-storage properties has become much more complex than in […]

The Future of Interest Rates

The Future of Interest Rates

Much like the Colorado Rockies’ baseball season, which lasted longer than anyone thought, the era of record-low, long-term interest rates appears to be over with Prime, LIBOR and Treasury Rates at levels not seen in quite a few years. But where are rates headed from here? Is there enough factual evidence to warrant four more […]


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