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Why Is Dallas-Fort Worth the U.S. Self-Storage Capital?

Why Is Dallas-Fort Worth the U.S. Self-Storage Capital?

Kerry Curry August 6, 2013 1

With population growth that puts it at the top of metro areas nationwide along with a robust job market, Dallas-Fort Worth stands out as a sort of self-storage mecca. In 2012, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

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Access to Capital Improves in Self-Storage Sector

Access to Capital Improves in Self-Storage Sector

Beth Mattson-Teig July 29, 2013 0

Sources of capital that virtually disappeared during the worst of the recession are returning to the table and providing greater liquidity for self-storage operators. For example, CMBS money—which financed nearly $3 billion in self-storage

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Self-Storage Investors Love New York City

Self-Storage Investors Love New York City

Beth Mattson-Teig July 25, 2013 2

Nearly a year after Acadia Realty Trust’s 14-facility portfolio drew a premium sale price of $300 million, self-storage investors are continuing to aggressively pursue acquisition and development opportunities in New York City’s five boroughs.

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SBA Chief to Self-Storage Owners: We’re There for You

SBA Chief to Self-Storage Owners: We’re There for You

Kerry Curry June 19, 2013 1

Need assistance launching or expanding your self-storage business? The top official at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) says her agency is ready to help. “We are seeing that small businesses are now fully engaged in

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Tenant-In-Common Investments: A Risk Worth Taking?

Tenant-In-Common Investments: A Risk Worth Taking?

John Donegan April 9, 2013 0

Selling one’s real estate and investing in a “tenant-in-common” (TIC) transaction is inherently risky. However, if done cautiously, it can be an effective way to engage in a like-kind exchange. Looking for a safe

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The Self-Storage Sector is on Fire

The Self-Storage Sector is on Fire

John Donegan March 20, 2013 1

With an influx of investment capital and cap rates at an all-time low, the self-storage REIT sector is hotter than ever. According to Wall Street Journal real estate analyst A.D. Pruitt,“Self-storage facilities are now

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Sequestration: What It Means for Self-Storage

Sequestration: What It Means for Self-Storage

John Donegan February 28, 2013 3

Scheduled to kick in on Friday, the sequester will result in $85 billion worth of non-discriminate, across-the-board spending cuts over a seven month period. Unless Congress comes up with an alternative deficit-reduction deal, these cuts will

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The Fight Against Sales Tax to Continue in 2013

The Fight Against Sales Tax to Continue in 2013

John Donegan February 12, 2013 1

It’s no secret that the self-storage industry is a behemoth–a lucrative target for cash-strapped states. Every year, the National Self-Storage Association and the State Associations join forces to battle state legislators’ proposals to tax self-storage rents.

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Tax-Deferral Mechanisms for Self-Storage Owners

Tax-Deferral Mechanisms for Self-Storage Owners

John Donegan February 7, 2013 0

1031 EXCHANGES One of the most unique aspects of owning self-storage real estate is the ability to defer capital gains taxes through the use of Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. Using a 1031

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The Art of Raising Rent

The Art of Raising Rent

John Donegan February 5, 2013 2

In order to generate more revenue from your self-storage business, you can do one of two things: either increase your occupancy level or charge more per unit. Although it can initially be nerve-wracking, raising

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