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Is Self-Storage a Better Investment Than Other Real Estate Asset Classes?

By Garrett Byrd

Self-storage stands out as a resilient and profitable investment option, often surpassing the performance of other real estate asset classes such as apartments, retail spaces, and office buildings, as well as the S&P 500. Notably, self-storage has shown remarkable consistency in its average rate of returns, maintaining stability even during economic downturns.

According to the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), self-storage has achieved an impressive average annual return of 17.26% over the past 29 years, from 1994 to 2022. This performance outshines several other asset classes over the same period:

  • Self Storage 17.26%

  • Apartments: 12.62%

  • Retail: 11.21%

  • Office: 10.38%

  • S&P 500: 9.16%

These statistics highlight self-storage as a compelling investment, combining resilience and high returns to offer a superior option for investors looking to diversify their portfolios.

The bonus is owning the self-storage asset (real estate + business), not just a share or stock. As the asset can frequently be valued at 100% more than its construction cost once fully leased up. It serves as an unmatched nest egg for your retirement and generational wealth!

Storage Authority Franchising is all about owning your own local self-storage business, supported by professional systems and expertise. We like to say, "You're in business for yourself but not by yourself." If self-storage is on your mind, don't hesitate to reach out to me, Garrett Byrd at Direct: 941-928-1354 or to learn more about the Storage Authority Franchise opportunity.

By joining the Storage Authority Franchise family, you'll gain access to a wealth of knowledge, cutting-edge technology, and unwavering support. We're committed to your success, and we'll work tirelessly to ensure that you have the tools and resources you need to thrive in the self-storage industry.

 If you would like to learn more and start your journey to self-storage ownership click the link here:


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