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Inside Self-Storage Building/Investing Guidebook 2016 [Softcover]

This Guidebook is designed to help those interested in self-storage investing as well as those who want to establish or expand an operation. It addresses real estate, finance, development and construction.
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Length: 90 Pages

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Inside Self-Storage Building/Investing Guidebook 2016 [Softcover]
Buying or building a self-storage facility has evolved into a complex process as markets have become increasingly competitive and saturated. This Guidebook is designed to help individuals who want to invest in the business, establish a facility or expand an existing property. It addresses four critical areas: finance, real estate, development and construction.
You'll learn about investment and loan options, insight for choosing a site or facility to acquire, evaluation criteria, the process of project approval, design trends and techniques, building essentials, retrofitting and much more. It'll give you the foundation you need to create a successful project and maximize its profitability. Topics include:

Finance & Investment

  • Finance basics
  • Lending options
  • SBA primer
  • Loan packages
  • Joint-venture structures
  • Crowdfunding
  • Loan-prepayment options
  • Defeasance
  • CMBS legal requirements

Real Estate

  • Trends and strategies
  • Factors to build or buy
  • Acquisitions
  • Due diligence
  • Site selection
  • Feasibility
  • Facility value
  • Capitalization rates
  • Brokerage


  • Market fundamentals
  • Development myths
  • Site selection
  • Zoning and project approval
  • Mistakes to avoid
  • Site design
  • Small-parcel considerations
  • Conversions
  • Facility design and layout
  • Building trends
  • Color dynamics
  • Landscape design


  • Team selection
  • Builder evaluation
  • Budgeting
  • Innovations and trends
  • Building codes
  • Multi-story building
  • Climate control
  • Renovations
  • Exterior upgrades
  • Design and construction mistakes
  • Roofing essentials
  • Office remodeling
  • Boat/RV storage

If you prefer to purchase this guidebook in a digital format, click here. To view other guidebooks in the 2016 series, click here.