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Self Storage Facilities

SIC 4225 | NAICS 531130

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Business Valuation Resources

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Mini-Warehouse and Self-Storage Unit Leasing Services  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Self Storage Association
Information resources available from this organization include:

Fact Sheet / An Introduction to Self Storage  See "Public Info" menu
Industry overview provided by these publications covers various aspects of the self storage business, including statistical data, facility characteristics, rental rates, growth patterns, costs and operating expenses, financing, supply and demand, marketing, management, and more. All information is available free online.

Facts & Trends Report  Select "Publications"
Quarterly newsletter covers a wide range of topics including supply and demand, capacity issues and trends, revenues and expenses, occupancy, rental rates, and more. Publication is available to members only.

Self Storage Demand Study  Select "Online Store - Publications - Data"
Study focuses on demand factors affecting self storage usage, including relationship between current incidence of usage and area demographic characteristics.

First Research

Self-Storage Services
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

MiniCo, Inc.
Self Storage Almanac
Publication offers over 150 pages of statistics and analysis for the self-storage industry with topics covered including supply and demand, occupancy and rental rates, construction costs, capitalization rates, loan and investment analysis, and more.

Inside Self-Storage
Information resources available from this organization include:

Trade magazine features news and information for industry professionals, with topics covered including operations, management, marketing, finance, real estate, construction, development, and more. Articles from current and prior issues are organized by topic and can be viewed free online.

Factbook  Search for "factbook"
Comprehensive collection of articles covers all aspects of the industry, with topics covered broken down into eight sections: real estate and finance; construction and development; facility operations; legal and insurance; management; marketing, technology; and specialty services.

E-Books and Webinars
Extensive collection of e-book and webinar resources covers a wide range of subjects including operations, management, marketing, finance, real estate, construction, development, and more.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Mini-Warehouse and Self-Storage Unit Leasing Services  Search for "531130"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Self Storage Association
Financial & Operational Characteristics of Self Storage Facilities  Select "Resources - Research & Data"
Annual survey includes information on revenues, expenses, rates, square footage, occupancy, facilities, and more. Selected data is accessible free online.

MiniCo, Inc.
Self Storage Expense Guidebook
Guidebook provides operating expense ranges and averages by geographic region for eight major expense categories including management, administration, repair and maintenance, taxes, insurance, utilities, and advertising.

Self Storage Economics
Article Reprints - Operating Expense Report
Articles summarize national and regional expense data from the MiniCo, Inc. Self Storage Expense Guidebook. Available free online.

Compensation Surveys

Business Valuation Resources

Appraisal Institute
Market Analysis and Valuation of Self-Storage Facilities
Richard R. Correll, Appraisal Institute, 2003
Topics covered include the history of self-storage, self-storage site and building characteristics, market analysis, valuation methods and techniques, and a case study. Table of contents is accessible free online.

Self Storage Economics
Information resources available from this organization include:

Investor Survey
The data presented is a summary of the survey and highlights key information relating to general market conditions for self storage, capitalization rates, financing, optimism index, and other current information. Available free online.

Article Reprints - Self Storage Almanac, Valuation Section
Article explains the terms, data and methodologies used in the appraisal process. Available free online.