Storage Stabilizes

By on Jan 24, 2024 in Matrix

– The self storage market is achieving stability after an 18-month slowdown, the latest Self Storage National Report from Yardi Matrix shows.

Annual street rate growth was still negative as of December. The average annualized same-store asking rent per square foot for the combined mix of unit sizes and types reached an average of $16.57 nationally last month, a 2.7 percent decrease on a year-over-year basis.

Nearly all top metros had a negative street rate on an annual basis in December. Combined same-store rates for non-climate-controlled and climate-controlled units decreased in all but one of the top metros tracked by Yardi Matrix on a year-over-year basis.

“New supply is a concern in certain markets but overall new supply in the top markets is expected to drop in 2024 as construction lending has dried up in the face of declining street rates, slower lease up pace and higher interest rates,” say Matrix analysts.

Self storage is dependent on the housing market for demand and slowing home sales activity and fewer moves have had a significant impact. If the national housing market improves, the outlook for storage will quickly look up.

Across the U.S., Yardi Matrix tracks a total of 5,073 self storage properties in various stages of development, including 871 under construction, 1,980 planned, 621 prospective, 1,510 abandoned and 91 deferred properties. Yardi Matrix also maintains operational profiles for 29,745 completed self storage facilities, bringing the total data set to 34,818.

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