Self-Storage

HOUSTON — Versal, a self-storage brokerage firm with offices in Austin and Los Angeles, has arranged the sale of A&B Boat & RV Storage, a 279-unit facility located approximately 14 miles southeast of downtown Houston. The facility spans 121,328 net rentable square feet. Bill Bellomy, Michael Johnson, Logan Foster and Hugh Horne of Versal represented the seller, California-based Sunbelt Storage II, in the transaction. The team also procured the buyer, Dallas-based RecNation.

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ORLANDO, FLA. — Futura and Linkvest Capital have completed the construction of Nona Cove Self Storage, a 130,000-square-foot development featuring self-storage and retail space at 14800 Narcoossee Road in the Lake Nona neighborhood of Orlando. The facility — which comprises 122,000 square feet of self-storage space and 8,000 square feet of retail space — is part of the first phase of Futura at Nona Cove, a 17-acre mixed-use project anchored by a new 260-unit apartment community. Managed by Extra Space, Nona Cove Self Storage includes 1,046-square-foot bays with a gated drive-thru and is currently 57 percent leased.

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MONTGOMERY, TEXAS — Versal, a self-storage brokerage firm with offices in Austin and Los Angeles, has negotiated the sale of a 64-unit facility in Montgomery, about 50 miles north of Houston. The facility, known as Spartan Storage, spans 19,998 net rentable square feet. Versal represented the buyer, Houston-based Lakewood Realty Investments, in the transaction. Ryan Dooley of CRD Realty represented the seller, a Texas-based limited liability company.

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HIGHBRIDGE, WIS. — NAI Pfefferle has brokered the sale of a 135-unit self-storage facility in Highbridge, a city in northern Wisconsin. While the sales price was undisclosed, the asking price was $1.5 million. The 31,040-square-foot property is located at 38147 State Highway 13. Jonathan Glassco of NAI Pfefferle and Scott Rihm of EquiCap Commercial brokered the transaction. Buyer and seller information was not provided.

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WESLACO, TEXAS — A partnership between San Antonio-based Bakke Development Corp. and Atlanta-based Batson-Cook Development Co. (BCDC) has broken ground on a 773-unit self-storage facility in the Rio Grande Valley city of Weslaco. The site at 1115 Dragonfly Ave. spans 2.6 acres, and the building will rise three stories and span 86,975 net rentable square feet. Project partners include Alamo Architects, civil engineer Halff, general contractor Independent Contractors and construction lender IBC Bank. Completion is slated for the first quarter of 2025. The project marks the sixth self-storage collaboration between the two firms.

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ROCKLIN, CALIF. — An affiliate of Banner Real Estate Group has completed the disposition of a self-storage facility located at 6025 Park Drive in Rocklin, approximately 22 miles northeast of Sacramento. An institutional buyer acquired the asset for an undisclosed price. Situated on 1.7 acres, the three-story, 98,240-square-foot building features 993 self-storage units in varying sizes. Completed in 2021, the property offers climate-controlled units, electronic access control, drive-up units and a covered loading bay. Brian Somoza led the JLL Capital Markets investment sales and advisory team that represented the seller in the deal.  

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SPRING, TEXAS — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the sale of a 251-unit self-storage facility located in the northern Houston suburb of Spring. Spring Cypress Self Storage was built on 4.4 acres in 1970 and totals 74,872 net rentable square feet across 18 single-story buildings. A private investor sold the property to a limited liability company, with both parties requesting anonymity. Dave Knobler of Marcus & Millichap represented both sides in the transaction.

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LAS VEGAS — PSRS has arranged $12.5 million in construction financing for a self-storage facility in Las Vegas. The property will be a 926-unit mini-self-storage facility that consists of two three-story buildings totaling 103,803 rentable square feet. The property will also feature covered stalls for RV, boat or trailer storage. Ricky Giancola of PSRS secured the financing for the undisclosed borrower through a regional bank at a 75 percent loan-to-cost ratio.

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Nearly one-fifth of Americans rent self-storage space, according to a recent study conducted by StorageCafe, an online platform that provides storage unit listings across the nation. Owners and operators of the property type are keen to capitalize on the strong demand. According to StorageCafe, the total amount of new storage space delivered in 2023 reached 49 million square feet, up 15.6 percent from the prior year. The national average rate for a standard 10-by-10-foot, non-climate-controlled unit is currently around $122 per month.  The primary demand drivers for self-storage are what the industry refers to as the four D’s — death, divorce, dislocation and downsizing. But there are additional factors at play. Matt Clark, director of operations for Skokie, Illinois-based StorSafe Self Storage, cites remote work and flexible lifestyles; decluttering and minimalism; and urbanization.  “With the rise of remote work, individuals seek storage solutions for work-related equipment and belongings, while those with flexible lifestyles require storage for items not needed during travels or temporary stays,” he says. “Minimalism prompts individuals to seek storage for sentimental items or occasional-use belongings. Urban dwellers in compact spaces require storage for seasonal items or bulky furniture that doesn’t fit in their homes.”  David Perlleshi, a …

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LAS VEGAS — Gantry has secured a $7 million permanent loan to retire construction financing for Epic Storage @ Ann Road, a self-storage facility in Las Vegas. Located at 10490 Hammer Lane, the property features 681 self-storage units and 46 RV parking spaces. The Class A property was delivered in third-quarter 2023. Chris Funai of Gantry’s Las Vegas office represented the borrower, a local real estate developer. The 10-year loan was procured from one of Gantry’s insurance company correspondents at a fixed rate and 30-year amortization period.

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