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Inside Self-Storage Building/Investing Guidebook 2018 [Digital]

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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84 Pages
PDF Format

NOTE: This digital Guidebook is in PDF format. Upon completion of purchase, it will be immediately available to you in your "My On-Demand Library."

Inside Self-Storage Building/Investing Guidebook 2018 [Digital]
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 five critical areas: real estate, investing, finance, 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:

Investing & Real Estate

  • Market dynamics
  • Industry consolidation
  • Buying and selling
  • Brokerage
  • Property potential
  • Feasibility
  • Capitalization rates
  • Valuation
  • Underperforming properties
  • Capital markets
  • Private investment
  • Exit strategies


  • The lending market
  • Loan options
  • Construction loans
  • SBA programs
  • Package assembly
  • Prepayment-penalty options


  • Site selection
  • Pitfalls
  • Zoning and project approval
  • Site layout
  • Design trends
  • Conversions
  • Mixed-use projects
  • Project case study
  • Landscaping
  • Wine storage


  • Timeline
  • Labor issues
  • Selecting a general contractor
  • Multi-story
  • Renovations and upgrades
  • Project case study
  • Green building
  • LED lighting

If you prefer to purchase this guidebook in a softcover format, click here. To view other guidebooks in the 2018 series, click here.