We are seeing a lot of acquisitions activity in the Self Storage industry. Most notably, Extra Space Storage has finished its acquisition of Life Storage consolidating into the biggest REIT in the industry with over 3,500 locations. Public Storage has also just acquired Simply Self Storage from Blackstone, a 127 wholly-owned store portfolio.
Seeing more consolidation in the industry means more long term rate stability. The REITs have the largest war chests and operational systems to set the market price for units. These mergers predict that there will be higher rates in the long term, as well as pricing stability.
Pros and Cons of Self Storage SBA Loans vs. Traditional Loans
Decide wisely between SBA and traditional loans for your self-storage business. SBA offers lower down payments, but traditional loans provide lender reliability. Make informed investment choices for your storage facility.