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Discount RV & Boat Storage – El Mirage, Arizona

$4,250,000

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Tombstone RV & Mini Storage

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Self Storage

Havasu Boat Storage – Lake Havasu City, Arizona

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131528 sq. ft.

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Finding Value in Today’s Market

The economic environment of the last several years has been very favorable for self-storage values and operating performance. In fact, we have enjoyed the longest economic boom the self-storage industry has ever experienced. This has been spurred by strong operating performance, improving market fundamentals, better industry data, fluid debt markets, quality third party management platforms […]

2018: A View From My Perch

It is easy to spot the signs that summer is coming to an end. School supplies are on sale and kids everywhere are trading beach towels, skateboards, and baseball gloves for backpacks. It also appears that that the current run-up in self-storage values is coming to an end. Over the last 120 days we have […]

Understanding the Real Value Equation

Understanding the Real Value Equation

In 2018 the business of buying and selling self-storage properties around the country has become much more complex than in years past, but our discussions with both buyers and sellers always ends up focused on market cap rates. Unfortunately, most people don’t fully understand all the ramifications of this seemingly simple calculation. Hopefully this summary […]

Mid-Year Market Update

Mid-Year Market Update

In this high-stakes game of real estate investment musical chairs, NOW is the time to find a chair before the music stops, bringing to an end high real estate prices and easy financing. Recently there have been subtle changes in the lending market that may actually be much more material than an initial glance might […]

Interest Rates – What’s In Store?

Interest Rates – What’s In Store?

When most self storage owners wake up in the morning, they don’t usually think about the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC). Most owners are busy managing occupancy, controlling costs, and overseeing the operations of their self storage business. On a daily basis, these tasks are far more important than decisions made by Federal Reserve […]

What has changed?

What has changed?

As investors are enjoying the fluid nature of today’s transaction market, it has become evident that buyers and sellers may need to focus on more than just purchase price. We are in an incredible period for the self-storage industry where the unconventional and unexpected have become a part of everyday business. The influx and sheer […]

Expert Guidance: What is it Really Worth?

Expert Guidance: What is it Really Worth?

The value of professional advice during a self-storage transaction cannot simply be measured by wins and losses. Oftentimes, the most valuable advice does not even lead to a transaction. Over the years I have written articles and analyzed just about every aspect of the self-storage business. However, we rarely explain what a good real estate […]

How to Win in Today’s Competitive Market

How to Win in Today’s Competitive Market

In today’s dynamic self-storage business environment, many independent owners are forced to compete with larger, better capitalized and more sophisticated self-storage operators. Most owners consider the REITs to be the largest competitors in their markets, but we are now seeing the regional players and third-party management companies grow to a level that leaves the local […]

The Tide is High

The Tide is High

Many experts agree that the self-storage investment market has reached the high-water mark, but for the first time in my 20+ year real estate career, the industry is seeing both operational headwinds and investment expansion. Over the last three weeks I have attended several self-storage investment meetings. While it is unclear how the self-storage sector […]

2017 – A Year in Review

2017 – A Year in Review

Looking back over the last three years, without qualification, the market has simply been the best it has ever been, at any time, in the existence of the self-storage business. Interest rates have remained low, lenders are aggressive, industry information is getting better, values have risen rapidly, NOIs have been growing, and large institutional investors […]


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