Market Research & Knowledge

The team at IRE monitors our markets daily.

Our team knows the markets we serve better than other commercial real estate firms.

As in any industry, what you know about the self storage marketplace has a direct effect on your success. Our market research is vitally important to any self storage investment. This market knowledge is gained by our constant research of the marketplace. We are in contact with a majority of owners of self storage facilities at least twice per year. In addition, we track all properties that are actively being marketed, we verify and catalog all sales, we call municipal officials quarterly to find any proposed new construction, we monitor the internet for any sale, lease or construction news, and we conduct rent surveys regularly as well as market summary analysis to determine demand and supply levels.

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Whirlwind Storage

Over 20,000 SF of Potential Expansion Stabilized Lease Up Stage Strong Tenant Insurance and U-Haul Income Prime Locations off Main Roads High Investment Upside

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Bird-In-Hand Self Storage

94% SF Occupancy No Tenant Insurance 5,000 SF Expansion Possible

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A-Z Storage

123,950 Total Square Feet 92%-95% Year Round Occupancy 94% Financial Occupancy Strong Management Upside Family Run Operation $885K Pro Forma NOI 2 Acres For Expansion/30k NRSF+ Excess Storage Demand of 271,087 SF in 5.5 Miles Highly Visible and Convenient Locations

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The Storage House

99% Unit Occupancy 79% Economic Occupancy High Investment Upside Growing Market & Economy No Tenant Insurance Program

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Philadelphia Self Storage Conversion

Property Highlights & Opportunities: 47,000 Gross SF Owner Will Provide Complete Construction Approvals Highly visible convenient location Market is Under Served – Excess Demand over 1,000,000 SF in a 2 mile radius Stabilization Projected within 24 months of C of O Estimated Break Even Point – 20 months from Purchase

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GUEST BLOG: Innovating the Management of Multi-Facility Properties

Submitted to Investment Real Estate by Ajai Nair, CTO at Self Storage Manager As a self storage owner or operator, you know the importance of selecting the right management software to run your property. There are a handful of known platforms in the industry to choose from. But let’s review the benefits of the Self Storage […]

GUEST BLOG: Utilizing a Mortgage Broker to Secure Your Self Storage Financing

Submitted to Investment Real Estate by Tom Sherlock at Talonvest Capital, Inc. Ralph Waldo Emerson was quoted as saying “money often costs too much” …and he isn’t the last one to say that! As owners of self storage facilities know, real estate is a capital-intensive business and getting a loan is a common part of owning […]

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GUEST BLOG: Cyber Liability for Self Storage – Big Risk for Small Business

Submitted to Investment Real Estate by Jessica Lamoureux at Storage Insurance Brokers Self storage facilities want to give the impression that they will keep their tenants’ belongings protected. A lot of money and effort goes into appearance, safety and security at facilities. But what is less often addressed is protecting customers’ personal information. From credit card […]

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GUEST BLOG: Considerations When Selecting a Third-Party Management Company

Submitted to Investment Real Estate by Charlie Fritts at Storage Investment Management, Inc. (SIMI) When talking about self storage property management, a question we are often asked is, “How much does it cost?” I realize this is a valid concern for owners, but the real question should be, “What will you do better for me […]