Self Storage Stays Steady for Now, Yardi Matrix Reports


Full implications of COVID-19 on the self storage sector not revealed in latest available market data

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 24, 2020 – The self storage industry is known for its counter-cyclical tendencies during real estate downturns, and thus far, that appears to be the case during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest Yardi Matrix® self storage report.

On the surface, March appears to have been a positive month for the storage industry, with continued demand and improving national street rate performance. But time will tell whether the picture stays bright for self storage owners and investors.

“April, May and June will be telling for all aspects of the self storage industry—from the operations side to development to consumer demand,” states the Yardi Matrix report.

Yardi Matrix tracks a total of 2,197 U.S. self storage properties under development—comprising 592 under construction, 1,144 planned and 461 prospective properties. The share of existing projects in various stages of development accounted for 8.9% of existing inventory in March.

Yardi Matrix also maintains operational profiles for 25,869 completed self storage facilities across the United States, bringing the total data set to 28,066.

Download the March Yardi Matrix self storage report.

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