Self Storage Market Indicators Show Positive Signs in June, Yardi Matrix Reports

While street rates continued to edge negative, new development strength and a slowdown in speed of decline prompt optimism

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 20, 2020 – As national lockdown restrictions continued to ease in June and many Americans put moving plans into motion, the bad news and street rate declines slowed down for the self storage industry in June 2020, according to the latest National Self Storage report from industry real estate data leader Yardi® Matrix. New development in the sector also remained solid.

“Despite the continued impact of COVID-19 on the self storage industry, the downward trend in annual street rate performance did not accelerate as drastically compared to previous months,” the report summarizes.

On a year-over-year basis, national street rates contracted by 4.3% for 10×10 non-climate-controlled (NON CC) units in June, while rates for 10×10 climate-controlled (CC) units decreased by 6.7% compared to June 2019.

Annual street rate performance was negative in all of the top markets tracked by Yardi Matrix for 10×10 NON CC units. Minneapolis continues to lead the way in annual street rate reductions, with rates contracting by double digits for both unit categories year-over-year.

Nationwide, Yardi Matrix tracks a total of 2,181 self storage properties in various stages of development—comprising 601 under construction, 1,158 planned and 422 prospective properties. The national new-supply pipeline as a percent of existing inventory increased by a slight 0.1% month-over-month in June, and the share of existing properties in various stages of development accounts for 8.9% of existing inventory. Matrix also maintains operational profiles for 26,034 completed self storage facilities across the United States, bringing the total data set to 28,215.

Gain detailed insights into this resilient market in the new self storage national report.

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