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Inside Self-Storage Building/Investing Guidebook 2015

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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95 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 2015
The process of buying or building a self-storage facility has become more demanding as markets have become increasingly competitive and built out. 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. Covered topics include:

Finance and Investment

  • Lending options
  • Assembling a loan package
  • Creative investment strategies
  • Joint-venture structures
  • Crowdfunding
  • Debt restructuring
  • Refinancing
  • Tax considerations
  • Loan-prepayment options

Real Estate

  • Site selection
  • Feasibility
  • Due diligence
  • The closing process
  • Selling a facility
  • Facility value
  • Cap rates


  • Zoning and project approval
  • Facility design
  • Unit mix
  • Building trends
  • Office design
  • Design for ancillary services
  • Landscape design
  • Signage design


  • Assembling a team
  • Choosing a builder
  • Design and construction mistakes
  • Climate control
  • Multi-story building
  • Roofing essentials
  • Renovations and upgrades
  • Conversions
  • Boat/RV storage
  • Using solar technology

To view other guidebooks in the 2015 series, click here.