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Navigating zoning laws in the new development cycle

Navigating zoning laws in the new development cycle

Beth Mattson-Teig November 9, 2015 3

Pitching new self-storage facilities to municipalities has traditionally been a tough sell, and many operators are finding that not much has changed in the past decade. After a long dry spell, self-storage construction is

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Chris Jernigan: The new dynamics of self-storage development

Chris Jernigan: The new dynamics of self-storage development

Chris Jernigan September 22, 2015 2

A version of this article originally appeared on ListSelfStorage.com The self-storage industry is currently in the beginning stages of an unprecedented development cycle for the sector. For many years, new construction starts of self-storage

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Is a self-storage conversion project right for you?

Is a self-storage conversion project right for you?

Jay MacDonald September 15, 2015 2

For those in the self-storage business, it is hard to pass by a vacant factory or skating rink and not picture it as the latest addition to your self-storage portfolio. Done well, repurposing an

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How to define your trade area before you build

How to define your trade area before you build

Liz Wolf August 31, 2015 3

With many self-storage owners looking to development new facilities, it is important they choose a place to build their facility in a place where it will thrive: a high-growth area where people are moving

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2015 is a good time to kick off self-storage development, industry experts say

2015 is a good time to kick off self-storage development, industry experts say

Liz Wolf February 9, 2015 1

Self-storage development is getting back on track after it practically came to a screeching halt during the recession. In a report issued last fall, commercial real estate brokerage firm Marcus & Millichap estimated 4.7

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8 self-storage development trends to watch in 2015

8 self-storage development trends to watch in 2015

Beth Mattson-Teig February 2, 2015 0

Self-storage development has been making a comeback in the past two years with a growing number of new projects in the pipeline. Although building remains well below levels recorded before the Great Recession, construction

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Architecture students draw conclusions about ‘hybrid’ opportunities for storage facilities

Architecture students draw conclusions about ‘hybrid’ opportunities for storage facilities

Jay MacDonald June 25, 2014 0

Despite what “Star Trek” may have led you to believe, space is not the final frontier—at least not for forward-thinking storage operators. In fact, space, and the selling of it, is only the beginning

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Innovation that’s in touch with the evolving marketplace

Innovation that’s in touch with the evolving marketplace

Mark Lusky April 24, 2014 0

Personal convenience and professional relevance. That’s what a self-storage facility being developed in the Atlanta area is touting—demonstrating how self-storage is evolving from a function-over-form industry to a form-and-function industry. An article on the

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7 self-storage operators to watch in 2014

7 self-storage operators to watch in 2014

Alexander Harris December 30, 2013 1

Without a doubt, 2013 wound up being an exciting year for the self-storage industry. While the publicly traded REITs dominated the big portfolio deals of the year, many smaller private operators sought to expand

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Forecast looks sunny for self-storage in Seattle

Forecast looks sunny for self-storage in Seattle

Kerry Curry November 20, 2013 0

Seattlemay be known for dreary weather, but the Emerald City has plenty for the self-storage industry to like other than coffee. Starbucks isn’t the only big employer to call the region home and employ

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