Is There a Typical Self Storage Investor?

Americans are huge consumers. They love to buy stuff. When they’ve spent a good portion of their lives accumulating all of this stuff, their storage space is exhausted. What do they do with the items they buy—the extra furniture that they no longer use, the boxes packed full of forgotten things, and the recreational vehicles ...
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How Smart Entry Technology Benefits Self Storage Tenants

For those of you who are not “digital natives” and want to function comfortably in the current “tech” environment, it’s important to understand smart technology. According to Netlingo, smart technology is: “A catch-all phrase for a wide variety of technology that is made possible by the convergence of two trends that will profoundly reshape the ...
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What You Need to Know to Get Started in Self Storage Investment

As investments go, self storage sounds humdrum. It’s not as sophisticated as a high-end shopping mall or an upscale restaurant. Nevertheless, this boring industry can be a sound investment that enables you to grow wealth with little capital outlay. Self storage investing is not only for the wealthy. It’s attracting single-family, multifamily, and commercial real ...
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Technology Trends in the Self Storage Industry

At first glance, warehouse-type buildings filled with cubicles that are crowded with people’s possessions don’t bring technology-based systems to mind. As far as some owners are concerned, a successful self-storage facility’s needs are basic: perimeter fencing, good locks on the storage units, and secure electronic access. Add an onsite manager to the mix and you’re ...
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What to Expect From the Self Storage Industry in 2022

Despite the uncertainty of the past two years, self storage continues to experience extraordinary growth. Industry numbers took a downturn during the first half of 2020, but have shown record-setting increases since that time. Occupancy and rental rates are both at all-time highs. Given this stellar growth, the question is whether or not self storage ...
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Pinnacle Storage Properties Proudly Announces the Acquisition of Storage Plus of Arlington

Houston, TX – December 2, 2021 — Pinnacle Storage Properties, based in Katy, Texas, proudly announces the acquisition of an additional Texas self storage property, Storage Plus of Arlington. This represents the 27th addition to date. Storage Plus of Arlington, formerly Arkansas of Green Oaks Self Storage, is located at 330 W. Green Oaks Blvd., ...
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Self Storage Rebounds and Remains Strong Post Pandemic

When the pandemic hit, there were questions about the future of the self storage industry. Instead of the expected decline, self storage saw higher than average growth. Occupancy rates and rents are currently seeing record highs as well as investor interest. To find out more about why self storage remains strong in a post-pandemic world, ...
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Crime Prevention Strategies for Self Storage Operators

As diligently as you work to deter crime, there are no guarantees that you can keep criminals away from your facilities. You certainly don’t have to make it easy for them. Actually, much of the criminal activity can be traced back to the tenants themselves. Due to the unstable economy brought on by the pandemic, ...
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Is a Third-Party Management Company Right for Your Self Storage Business?

People get into the self storage business for good reasons. Self storage provides a stable, predictable income stream, low maintenance, and low operating costs compared to other types of real estate assets. Additionally, self-storage is a historically safe asset class with long-term growth potential. There are, however, varied approaches to operating this type of business. ...
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