National Property Management software firm Yardi is one of the premier software systems used by the majority of the large scale property management companies. The data is hosted by Yardi on their own servers. As a result, they have access to a lot of data on their servers. Yardi Matrix is their brand name for their data products.

Yardi published their National Self Storage report at the end of January. This report focuses on the top 31 metro areas in the US. It mirrors what we have known for some time. Storage in the primary markets is saturated with supply. Supply has exceeded demand.

  • Nationally, Yardi Matrix tracks a total of 4,627 self storage properties in various stages of development, including 812 under construction, 1,789 planned and 669 prospective properties. The share of projects under construction was equivalent to 3.6% of existing stock in December, unchanged from the previous month.
  • Yardi Matrix also maintains operational profiles for 29,032 completed self storage facilities across the U.S., bringing the total data set to 33,659.
  • The average national street rate for all unit sizes dropped again on a year-over-year basis, down 2.8% in December. However, average rates remain above pre-pandemic levels. Rates for standard-size 10×10 units decreased 2.3% for non-climate-controlled (NON CC) units and 3.4% for climate-controlled (CC) units. Meanwhile, rates for larger units outperformed those for smaller units on an annual basis, with rates for 10×30 units down 2.4% over the year and rates for 5×5 units down 3.4% over the same period.

So how do you invest in self storage? You pursue secondary markets that are under-supplied. 


Host: Victor Menasce