Top 20 Mistakes that Self-Storage Developers Make that You Need to Avoid

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Top 20 Mistakes that Self-Storage Developers Make that You Need to Avoid The self-storage industry has come a long way in recent years. Not long ago, as recently as the 1980s, self-storage developers would purchase former military outbuildings or decrepit warehouses that they would simply subdivide into storage units. These facilities often had dirt floors,…

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What’s The Difference Between Institutional And Noninstitutional Grade Real Estate?

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What’s The Difference Between Institutional And Noninstitutional Grade Real Estate? Institutional-grade real estate attracts attention from large national and international investors such as hedge funds, endowments, and investment banks. Historically, non-institutional real estate investors had very few options for investing in the best commercial real estate investments, but today that is no longer the case.…

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How to Use Real Estate as a Hedge Against Inflation

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How to Use Real Estate as a Hedge Against Inflation In 1964 inflation was a little over 1%, about where it had been for the preceding several years. Throughout the mid-1960s inflation gradually began to increase to an annual inflation rate of more than 14% in 1980.   Many investors today are wondering if the…

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How to Build a Real Estate Portfolio That is Recession-Proof

How to Build a Real Estate Portfolio That is Recession-Proof After more than 10 years of strong and steady economic growth, it appears that the good times may be coming to an end. While some investors may become nervous and sell their holdings and hold cash, other investors focus on real estate investments that actually…

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How Much Money Do You Need to Invest in Real Estate?

How Much Money Do You Need to Invest in Real Estate? With inflation on the rise and the value of the dollar declining, many people today are considering adding real estate to their investment portfolios. Even though property prices have been steadily increasing over the past few years, investing in real estate can still be…

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Real Estate Investment Trends in 2021

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Real Estate Investment Trends in 2021 Retail and office properties were once at the top of the list for real estate investors, until 2020 came along. Meanwhile, who would have thought that less glamorous investments such as industrial space and self-storage properties would be among the real estate investment options offering the most robust returns?…

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How Self Storage is Managing These Turbulent Times

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How Self Storage is Managing These Turbulent Times Check out this headline of a weekly conference call put on by Newmark Knight Frank, one of the largest self-storage brokers in the US.    As of the week of April 27th, Self Storage REITs are the 4th best performing sector across all REITs (behind data centers, industrial…

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The Worst Deal Reliant Has Ever Done

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The Worst Deal Reliant Has Ever Done Let’s say you are interested in passively investing in a real estate deal. Congrats! What should you do first? My opinion is to dig into the people and the track record of the group you are investing in. Most syndications are truly passive and as an investor you…

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