The Self-Storage Conundrum

When your projects benefits become its negatives. Self-storage is experiencing explosive growth. Annual industry revenue in the US is now $38 billion and it remains one of the fastest growing sectors in commercial real estate with over 7% annual growth since 2012.[1] Changing lifestyles, trends towards smaller housing units, downsizing and other factors continue to […]

Hiding Is Not a Strategy

Hiding is not a strategy. The opponents are coming whether they are anxious abutters, political opportunists, competitor funded rabble-rousers or local activists. Keeping quiet doesn’t cut it anymore.  Then why are so many developers still keeping a low profile and walking into public hearings blind and unprepared? Some think they can win approvals simply because […]

Top 10 CRE Developer Mistakes

History is constantly repeating with developers making these same old mistakes. Learn from experience and have a strategy to avoid these common problems. 1. “Don’t tell anyone anything.” There was a time when keeping your plans quiet and slipping in under the radar actually worked but that was long ago. Filing a plan in July […]