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Inside Self-Storage Building/Investing Guidebook 2017 [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: 84 Pages

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Inside Self-Storage Building/Investing Guidebook 2017 [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 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

  • Buy vs. build
  • Deal structure
  • Capitalization rates
  • Facility value
  • Due diligence
  • Acquisitions
  • Underperforming properties
  • Brokerage


  • Lending market
  • Loan options
  • SBA primer
  • Refinancing factors
  • CMBS prepayment options


  • Building basics
  • Site selection
  • Team selection
  • Zoning and project approval
  • Mistakes to avoid
  • Design essentials and trends
  • Conversions
  • Roofs
  • Land constraints
  • Multi-story
  • Green design
  • Climate/temperature control


  • Timeline
  • Budgeting
  • Jobsite safety
  • Building components and materials
  • Energy-efficiency
  • Multi-story
  • Renovations and upgrades
  • Shipping containers

If you prefer to purchase this guidebook in a digital format, click here. To view other guidebooks in the 2017 series, click here.