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Today’s Biggest Impediments to Self-Storage Development, Plus Expert Advice for Circumvention

June 3, 2024: What are the biggest impediments to self-storage development today? This is the question tackled by four experts in the field, who explore the current industry landscape and shed light on the impact of interest rates, construction costs, code updates and other essential factors. They also share advice for finding project success, regardless of challenges.

Decisions, Decisions … Choosing Building Materials and Components for Your Next Self-Storage Construction Project

April 24, 2024: When building self-storage, the materials you choose can have a huge impact on facility aesthetics, durability and longevity. Some are even required by the municipality to meet local design standards and building codes. This article explores the various options and offers guidance for choosing the best components for your project.

Hopping on the Boat- and RV-Storage Bandwagon? Follow These Tips to Build the Product Successfully

March 7, 2024: More people are buying boats, RVs and other weekend “toys” but often lack the space to park them. If your self-storage facility is in the right market, creating dedicated space to accommodate customers within this market niche can be quite lucrative. Find out what it takes to build the product successfully.

Upgrading Your Self Storage Facility: A Guide to Effective Renovation

November 7, 2023: If your self-storage facility is aging and parts of the property are looking drab or need repair, it may be time to consider renovation. Minor spruce-ups are fine, but I’m talking about significant upgrades. Here’s how to assess your property for improvements, projects to consider, general costs and more.

Building vs Buying: A MakoRabco & Flagship Case Study

June 28, 2023: The self-storage industry has experienced notable changes in recent years, especially in the realm of facility development. When entering self-storage ownership...

Why The Time is Right for Self-Storage Investing

February 19, 2022: Equity Multiple Staff - Why the self-storage industry continues to perform well throughout business cycles...

Rally Support: Self-Storage Can Be The Best Use For Land

August 16, 2022: Mini-Storage Messenger (Shay Wright) - The financial and community benefits that come with self-storage...

A self-storage success story: Why does it continue to outperform previous cycles?

October 4, 2022: RE Journals (Mia Goulart) - How self-storage has become one of the most profitable real estate investments..

Self-Storage Investors: Recession-Proof

November 1, 2021: Leverage (Ilana Novick) - The resilience of self-storage...

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