The recent earnings reports released by the publicly traded self-storage REITs provide an up close look at how the self-storage industry has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and response. For the most part, self-storage operations remain resilient with same-store earnings and revenues up year-over-year during the first quarter of 2020 at Extra Space Storage,…

Lenders are pulling back in response to the unprecedented uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but select self-storage operators are still able to secure financing. “A significant number of lenders have moved to the sidelines,” said Jim Davies, a principal of self-storage capital advisor firm Talonvest Capital. Talonvest brokers loans for storage operators primarily from…

The logo isn’t the only thing that’s green. Salt Lake City-based Extra Space Storage is emerging as the most sustainable company operating in the self-storage industry. “Sustainability isn’t a new thing for us,” CEO Joe Margolis told the SpareFoot Storage Beat, “We’ve been undertaking smart sustainability ideas for a number of years.” For example, Margolis…