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Self Storage Resources from Our Experienced Team

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 […] Read More
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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 […] Read More
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Preparing to Purchase a Self Storage Facility, Part 8: Pitfalls & Lessons Learned

Buying a self storage facility is no small task. A self storage transaction, just like many commercial real estate transactions, involves hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, as well as the concerted effort of several professional organizations. In the final installment of our eight part series on Preparing to Purchase a Self Storage […] Read More
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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 […] Read More
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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 […] Read More
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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 […] Read More
Portable Storage Units

Pros and Cons of Portable Storage on Your Self Storage Property

Over the past few years, the permeance of portable storage has increased, as have questions from curious self storage owners who wonder whether putting down some portable storage at their facility is a prudent move.   “Portable storage” can mean offering a service that involves dropping off and picking up containers from your customers’ homes and […] Read More