Self Storage Development Momentum Continues, Says Yardi Matrix National Self Storage Report for August


Supply pipeline hits a new high for the year

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 21, 2018 – The latest national self storage report from Yardi® Matrix illustrates that development momentum continues in many U.S. metros, with demand strongest in emerging secondary markets and historically undersupplied metros with large urban clusters.

The report, which compiles data from nearly 2,100 self storage properties in the pipeline, shows that units under construction and in the planning stage account for 9.1% of the net rentable square footage of existing inventory, a new high point in development since the beginning of 2018. Nashville, Tenn.; Portland, Ore.; Boston; San Jose, Calif.; and Denver are the most active metros for development.

Rent rates for the average 10×10 non-climate-controlled unit decreased by 3.3% year-over year in July, while street rates for a similar size climate-controlled unit declined 2.1% since last summer, when a wave of stores came online.

The full national self storage report for August 2018 is available for download.

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