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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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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Summit Storage Center
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Summit Storage Center

High Investment Upside Net Rentable SF 49,600 Unit Occupancy 73.5% Economic Occupancy 59.7% Proforma Cap Rate 8.3% Highly Visible & Convenient Location No Tenant Insurance Program No Merchandise Sales Excess Storage Demand of 181,000 SF in 5 mile radius

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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 […]

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GUEST BLOG: The Value of Private Lending in the Self Storage Industry

Submitted to Investment Real Estate by Shane Soranno at Summit Capital Partners, LP The limitations placed on commercial banks by regulators may no longer provide for the ideal capital stack, and ultimately, this “tightening” is requiring sponsors to get creative. An option more frequently availing itself to investors is private debt. Most investors interpret private debt […]

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Beating the New Competition in Your Self Storage Market

When new self storage competition is planned for your market, it can be a scary time for an operator. New competition will always have an impact on your business. Questions arise, like: what impact will they have on your operations; will you lose occupancy; what will their pricing be? In this blog, I’ll cover what […]

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GUEST BLOG: Self Storage Facility Owner 101 – Monetizing Your Website

Submitted to Investment Real Estate by Laura Gattis at The Storage Group If you’ve been struggling to fill those last few pesky storage units, monetizing your website could just be the key. There are other factors at play in determining the success of a storage facility, but a well-designed website can help improve your facility’s reputation […]