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Prepared for Challenges, Focused on Opportunity

Prepared for Challenges, Focused on Opportunity

The last decade was a remarkable one for all investors. Stock markets soared and the global economy, though threatened, remained resilient while one incredibly volatile investment stood out from all the rest as the best of the 2010s. Want to guess what it was? Bitcoin. According to a recent report by Bank of America Securities, […]

New Decade, New Strategy?

New Decade, New Strategy?

This time of year, we find ourselves reflecting on the things that we are grateful for and the people who mean the most to us. Here at Argus, we are most thankful for the men and women who work hard every day to serve the needs of our self-storage clients. Our organization is made up […]

Finding Opportunity Outside the Box

Finding Opportunity Outside the Box

As we enter the 4th quarter of 2019, self-storage investors are achieving higher than normal returns and extending the valuation push during this unprecedented real estate cycle. Many investors are finding that real opportunity lies in the arbitrage that a real estate investor can capitalize on between cap rates and interest rates. While the word […]

Today’s Transaction Market

Today’s Transaction Market

Buying or selling a storage facility is a complex task and one that is not in the frequent course of business for the average self-storage owner or for buyers who are new to the self-storage marketplace. The transaction process can often be confusing, competitive and outright frustrating. However, taking the right approach to prepare for […]

Time to Look Around the Corner

Time to Look Around the Corner

Congratulations, America! We’ve gone longer without a recession than at any time since economists began keeping track of such things. The economy has been expanding for 122 months, beating the previous record of 120 months which was set in the 1990s. However, over the last 30 days we have started to see the rock and […]

Self-Storage Valuation 101

Self-Storage Valuation 101

As we close out the first half of 2019, we continue see self-storage asset valuation on the rise. Much to my surprise, self-storage valuations are remaining strong and actually rising in some markets. Valuation of self-storage properties is a professional art, and while mechanical number manipulations are a very important part of the process, there […]

Rethinking Asset Valuation

Rethinking Asset Valuation

One of the most common questions I get as a broker is “where are cap rates today?” This seemingly simple question is more subjective than many people realize, due to considerations including project age, size, market size, property condition, construction type, and trade area demographics. These characteristics are used to classify a storage facility as […]


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