The May 2024 Self Storage Investing Newsletter

Self Storage University Podcast: Episode 100 - The Power Of Stress-testing

One of the cardinal rules of investing in a self-storage facility is making sure you have your downside protected. To help facilitate this analysis, many buyers and lenders will “stress test” the proposed deal to see if they can survive the “worst case” scenario. In ths Self-Storage University podcast we’re going to explore the correct way to “stress test” a deal and what the key metrics need to prove in order to go forward.

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Lessons from 40 Years in Commercial Real Estate

In the realm of commercial real estate, your success hinges on what you buy. The initial choice of property is where you make your money. Even the best manager can't salvage a poor property choice, while a great property can thrive despite mediocre management. Being a savvy shopper, identifying true opportunities, and distinguishing them from pitfalls is crucial. If you’re unsure, it’s better to wait and learn than to rush in blindly.

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Self Storage University Podcast: Episode 99 - Getting Ready For The Commercial Lending Apocolypse

There is around $2 trillion of commercial real estate loans coming due in the next two years, and there’s an anticipated $1 trillion of losses when those loans renew, thanks to the terrible performance of office and retail properties. And most of this financial catastrophe will fall upon regional banks that may well fail and send the entire banking industry into a freefall, similar to what happened in the Texas Savings & Loan crash of 1987. In this Self-Storage University podcast we’re going to explore what the “commercial lending apocalypse” is all about and how to insulate yourself from the potential impact.

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Deciding When to Report a Loss to Your Insurance Company

As a business owner, you might occasionally face situations where you suffer a loss and wonder whether to report it to your insurance company. Reporting a loss can seem straightforward, but the implications on your future premiums need careful consideration. Here's a straightforward guide to help you navigate these decisions.

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