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Self-storage is one of the best real estate businesses for many reasons

Updated: Jul 11, 2022

By Ed Clement

● Be your own boss – flexible work schedule

● Self-Storage can be a lifestyle business (own one facility) or a growth business opportunity (own multiple facilities)

● Loan friendly – due to one of the lowest real estate business loan failure rates

● Recession resistance. During Covid, the most self-storage saw was a dramatic increase in rentals and rental rates.

● Opportunities like franchising and management companies are available where you can lean on their systems & experience and significantly reduce your time.

● Many self-storages are run like a real estate investment and not a business. By incorporating a “Ritz style” over the top, remarkable customer service and a sales and marketing plan you can make significantly more than many existing self-storage facilities.

● By developing from the ground up you can invest significantly less and make significantly more than buying an existing facility.

● Self-storage is a 39-billion-dollar business and growing over a billion dollars a year.

● Self-storage rental rates and occupancy are at all-time highs.

● With an SBA loan, you only need 10 – 15% cash down

Ed Clement is a franchise director at Storage Authority. One of his passions and responsibilities is helping franchisees find land by sharing how to find land both online and offline. Ed has a strong background in real estate, investment banking and management consulting. He is available at or 727 946 0745 to answer your questions and share the Storage Authority Franchise opportunity and advantages with you.


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