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Inside Self-Storage Building/Investing Guidebook 2014

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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112 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 2014
The process of buying or building a self-storage facility has become more rigorous and competitive. This Guidebook is designed to help individuals who are interested in investing in self-storage or serious about establishing or expanding an existing operation. It addresses four critical areas: real estate, finance, development and construction.

On the real estate side, articles address issues of buying and selling including feasibility, due diligence, facility value and more. On the finance side of the equation, you’ll learn about loan options, package assembly, refinancing and other essentials. Then we get into the nitty gritty of developing and building a facility, which generally begins with a comprehensive market analysis of the proposed project area. Articles in this Guidebook will help you maximize your investment, addressing issues of zoning, site layout, unit mix, building options, design trends, retrofitting and more. Covered topics include:

  • Project feasibility
  • Tips for buying and selling
  • Due diligence
  • Capitalization rates
  • Facility value
  • Issues of overbuilding
  • Consolidation trends
  • Exit strategies
  • Finance options
  • Assembling a loan package
  • Refinance
  • Prepayment penalties
  • Getting project approval
  • Construction benchmarks and targets
  • The construction budget
  • Construction trends
  • Conversions
  • Building materials and accents
  • Facility design
  • Facility renovation
  • Roofing options

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