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Inside Self-Storage Building/Investing Guidebook 2017 [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 2017 [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: investing, real estate, finance, development and construction.
You’ll learn about evaluating property and structuring smart deals in today’s market, insight to investment and loan options, land and design considerations particular to self-storage, critical factors related to construction 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 softcover format, click here. To view other guidebooks in the 2017 series, click here.