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From Wall Street to Main Street – Self-Storage Outlook for Independent Operators

The recent success of the self-storage industry has been well-documented by industry analysts and real estate professionals, but we wanted to gain a better understanding of how this market “boom” was affecting independent self-storage operators throughout the U.S. Click below to see the results of Argus’ owner survey where we asked about recent performance and […]

5 Ways You Can Compete with the BIG Operators

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 grow to a level that leaves the local independent operator with several […]

Self Storage – Tempe, Arizona

Our client approached us to discuss a possible sale of their self storage property. The client owned two self storage facilities, and did not consider this storage facility as a core asset in their portfolio. They had also bought at the peak of the previous business cycle and the location was too far from their homes […]

Speedy Cash – Phoenix, Arizona

This property was being sold by a bank acting as a fiduciary for a trust who needed the property sold. The property had a payday loan business as a tenant and the tenant’s business model was about to undergo state wide re-regulation. With these challenges, the bank sought out the real estate investments knowledge of […]

Self Storage – Bisbee, Arizona

Our team tracks all self storage sales in Arizona and got in contact with our client when this storage sold. After getting in touch with them, it was disclosed that they had originally sold the facility a decade earlier, and defaulted on the buyer that they carried paper for. Our client had originally built the […]

1031 Exchange Market Update

As a result of Federal capital gain tax rates that are 58% higher compared to last year, 1031 exchange activity is up significantly. According to a recent July 2013 article in the Wall Street Journal, High Impact Tax Breaks, 1031 exchange activity has increased by as much as 50%. Many self storage property owners are […]

Secondary Markets Get No Respect!

During Argus’ 19-year history in the self-storage business, the perception about the industry has changed dramatically along with the profile of self-storage investors. Gone are the days when almost all self-storage investors were entrepreneurial, mom and pop investors who looked to benefit from their ability to effectively manage these assets. Today’s investors take a more […]

Self-Storage Market Update

As the only national brokerage firm that specializes in self-storage properties, Argus is presented with unique market data as it relates to the self-storage investment market around the country. Because of our recent market observations we are compelled to share with you our insight which will allow you to “do what must be done” to […]

Glendale Town Center – Glendale, Arizona

The client owned a multi-tenant retail center in the urban core of the City of Glendale in Arizona. Similar to many properties in the area it featured a mix of small, regional, and single location retail tenants. Our client was from out of state and had improved the asset significantly since purchasing it. Having finished […]