Although new supply has tamped down rents, it isn’t deterring self-storage owners and operators from mining for new opportunities in the sector. New deliveries continue to weigh on street rates, according to Yardi Matrix, producing a 2.5 percent year-over-year decline in street rates for standard 10×10 non-climate controlled space. Still, operators and investors with a…

Fairway America, founded in 1992 by Matt Burk, CEO and chief investment officer, invests in small balance real estate (SBRE) deals and manages its own discretionary SBRE funds. During its history, it’s helped to structure and create over 150 funds and syndications for SBRE entrepreneurs around the United States. Earlier this year, it created the…

More change is in the air for the self-storage industry. In mid-January, Newmark Knight Frank added Chris Sonne and Jonathan Lang to its Valuation & Advisory Self-storage practice. Both moved to NKF’s Irvine, California, office from CBRE’s Newport Beach office. NKF created a self-storage valuation specialty about six months ago and has added several industry…

Investors getting whipsawed by the stock market could push to diversify more heavily into real estate in 2019, and if they do, self-storage could be the ticket for higher returns than institutional-grade property types. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) finished 2018 down 3.5 percent and lost 13 percent of its value between October and…

Long Island-based Zippboxx is one of the latest entrants into the growing on-demand self-storage segment. On-demand storage, which also has been called valet storage or full-service storage, adds technology and convenience to the self-storage mix by offering consumers the convenience of storing their stuff without ever leaving their house or apartment. ZippBoxx, based in Hauppauge,…

A New York startup believes payroll data provides a more accurate view of self-storage demand than the industry’s long-held focus on population metrics. Union Realtime will soon unveil a technology offering, called Genesis, for self-storage owners/operators that tracks payroll data and other metrics to help them make business decisions such as where to acquire or…