CBRE Self Storage Investor Survey | Q3 2018



With an appraisal background, the Self Storage Valuation Group can provide complete appraisal services in self-contained and summary report formats. Business arrangements vary to scope of services. Furthermore, it is the intent of the appraisal services to comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice as outlined by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation; federal regulatory agencies' guidelines; and, state Real Estate Appraiser Regulations.


The Self Storage Valuation Group can provide financial feasibility reports that forecast cash flow and determine the economic viability of proposed development.


The Self Storage Valuation Group collects and analyzes data regarding market trends and sub-market specific profiles to understand conditions of supply, demand, and equilibrium.


The Self Storage Valuation Group has developed an econometric model to forecast market demand.


As self storage increases in importance as an investment vehicle, experience alone is no longer a sufficient guide for decisions. Sophisticated investment decisions are based on quantitative and qualitative analyses with reliable conclusions.


The scope of services of the Self Storage Valuation Group varies from micro reports on individual projects to macro trend analysis of major markets. Market analysis must be considered in the conclusions of the quantity, quality, and durability of the income level.


Services include unit mix analysis, investment analysis, portfolio review and assistance in strategic positioning with our self storage experts throughout the United States.

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Investor Survey

The CBRE Self Storage Investor Survey is an analysis of various data points including, the usual cap rate, yield rate and growth rates, among other topics. The data is collected during interviews with more than 50 market participants including buyers, brokers, owners (small and large operators including REITs, national and regional owners), investors, lenders and REIT analysts.

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