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Inside Self-Storage Building/Investing Guidebook 2024 [Digital]

Inside Self-Storage Building/Investing Guidebook 2024 [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.

104 Pages
PDF Format

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

Inside Self-Storage Building/Investing Guidebook 2024 [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 several critical areas: investing, real estate, finance, development, design, construction and building components, sustainability and ancillary services.

This publication will give you the foundation you need to create a successful project and maximize its profitability. Topics include:


  • Advice for newcomers
    Deal networking
  • Buying vs. building
  • Raising capital
  • Pro forma tips
  • Cost return
  • Industry oversupply
  • Social tokens

Real Estate

  • Market overview
  • Finding land
  • Deal-killers
  • Distressed properties
  • Deal structures
  • Due diligence
  • Capitalization rates
  • Facility value
  • Capital expenditures
  • Sale preparation


  • Loan options
  • Lending outlook
  • Loan packages/approval
  • Refinancing
  • Maturing debt
  • CMBS financing
  • Construction financing
  • SBA loans
  • Clean-energy financing

Development & Design

  • Team assembly
  • Design-build approach
  • First-facility tips
  • Class-A must-haves
  • Site selection
  • Feasibility
  • Zoning
  • Site layout
  • Design trends

Construction & Components

  • Budgeting
  • Timelines
  • Materials
  • Metal construction
  • Multi-story
  • Conversions
  • Case studies
  • Renovations


  • Eco-friendly design
  • Lighting
  • Solar power


  • Vehicle storage
  • Boat/RV storage
  • Storage condos

If you prefer to purchase this guidebook in a softcover format, click here. To view other guidebooks in the 2024 series, click here.