Cushman & Wakefield’s Self Storage Practice Group

The Self Storage Practice Group is the trusted source for real estate information, transaction advisory services, valuation and research regarding the self storage asset class. From data to decisions, the Group is dedicated to the Economics of Self Storage.

APPRAISAL

Our team provides appraisal services for corporations, institutional investors, advisors and lenders on critical equity and debt investment decisions.

INVESTMENT SALES & ADVISORY

Our Investment Sales and Advisory Team provides brokerage services to institutional as well as private clients in all markets in the U.S.

DUE DILIGENCE FOR ACQUISITION

Our group works with purchasers to examine opportunities in order to minimize risk and avoid pitfalls. We assist in identifying the best price for the purchaser and any opportunities for increased performance. We work with the purchaser’s other professional advisors while safeguarding client interests.

LITIGATION SUPPORT

We can work with counsel to prepare valuation estimates for bankruptcy, prepare specialized studies of market conditions and/or provide expert testimony.

MARKET & FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Our analysis of a specific trade area provides insight into the current market conditions—specifically, whether the market is undersupplied, oversupplied or near equilibrium. Once specific development factors are known, we can test the feasibility of a project.

PORTFOLIO VALUATION

We offer a variety of portfolio analytics to meet our client’s needs. If we have completed the individual appraisal reports, we combine the individual property cash flows into one and apply market-based portfolio rates to determine the value as a portfolio. The selection of our capitalization rate and discount rates is based on our knowledge and compilation of historical self storage portfolio transactions. Additionally, our professionals are uniquely qualified to meet financial reporting requirements. We have extensive experience providing reports on a quarterly basis for large self storage portfolios (ranging in size from 15 to 100+ properties).

SELF STORAGE DATA SERVICES (SSDS)

Our team utilizes the latest industry data from SSDS, which is the largest and oldest self storage database in the United States. It features over 45,000 facilities, of which over 15,000 are updated on a quarterly basis with property specific information such as rental rates and occupancy rates.

PROPERTY TAX SERVICES

Our Property Tax Services group, a leader in property assessment and tax appeals, offers clients property-specific capabilities unique to the industry, enabling us to counsel our clients with real estate driven tax advice.

For information regarding your particular requirements, please contact us.