The Role of Cap Rates in Self Storage Investment

All types of individuals invest in self storage properties, and they are not all “numbers” people. Novice property owners can be mystified by the complexity of number crunching and analyses that a more experienced owner uses to buy or sell a self storage property. Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to understand some of the more ...
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Role of an Operations Manager in a Self Storage Business

Operating a self-storage facility requires first-hand knowledge of how a business works and how operational processes impact the day-to-day functions of your company. Operations managers require skills in the distinct areas of running your self storage business.  An operations manager has to have a fundamental understanding of revenue management, sales, marketing, hiring, lien laws, and ...
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Self Storage Will Remain Strong in 2021

Approximately one year ago, this country faced a corona virus outbreak that morphed into a global pandemic. It not only resulted in worldwide sickness and some loss of life, but had a  severe economic impact on the U.S. The imposed lockdowns forced the closing of restaurants and what were deemed as non-essential businesses, prompting the ...
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Self Storage Property Renovation Trends

The self storage industry didn’t altogether make its presence known until the mid-sixties. It was born in 1964 in Odessa, Texas, out of the need for the oil industry to have convenient access to tools and equipment. The very first self storage facility with garage-style doors was built by Russ Williams and his stepson, Bob ...
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PINNACLE STORAGE PROPERTIES PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF SHERRIE LeCRONE AS INVESTOR COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Houston, Texas, November 10, 2020 – Rapidly expanding Houston, Texas-based Pinnacle Storage Properties is pleased to announce the addition of Sherrie LeCrone as Investor Communications Coordinator.    Sherrie’s responsibilities will include oversight of communications with130 active investors representing $28MM throughout Pinnacle Storage Properties’ portfolio. She will be the primary point of contact for quarterly investor reports, ...
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An Overview: Refinance Your Commercial Real Estate Loan and Get the Best Deal From Your Lender

Typical motivations for refinancing a commercial real estate loan vary from the desire to stabilize monthly payments, release equity from the property or derive tax benefits. Whatever the reason, the aim is to know when refinancing makes sense. When to Refinance A sound business strategy is to refinance when rates are low, but this is ...
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The Advantages of Outsourcing Your Marketing Services

As a busy entrepreneur, you need time to focus on what you do best:  operating your business, hiring the right people, and building relationships with clients and vendors. You know you need to  boost your marketing efforts, but spending time and money hiring and training a marketing staff is not on your radar right now. ...
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Don’t Overlook Your Vulnerabilities: Prepare Your Facility for a Natural Disaster

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 40 percent of small businesses never reopen after a disaster, and another 25 percent that do reopen fail within a year. Jim Redick, director of Emergency Preparedness and Response for Norfolk, Va. states, “Small businesses are a huge contributor to our economy so if they’re unable to ...
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The Advantages of The Storage Shield Protection Plan

According to the Self-Storage Association, one out of every 10 households in America rents a self-storage unit. That means 10.8 million Americans are comfortable that their possessions are safe, secure, and well protected at their local self-storage facility. Despite these precautions, you want to be prepared for anything. Self-storage insurance is important, but a tenant ...
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Is Your Self Storage Business Insurance Portfolio Up to Date?

As a self storage operator, you face unique risks. Purchasing only the insurance basics is not enough. As the self-storage industry has evolved, so have the risks, and there are specialty coverages that need to be considered. If you don’t want to expose yourself to lawsuits and financial anguish, look into adding the following coverages ...
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