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June 2022 Special Report: Texas Market Overview

June 2022 Special Report: Texas Market Overview  More Households and Companies are Calling Texas Home, Lifting Self-Storage Needs and Drawing New Investment Lifestyle changes and improving economy boost storage needs. By fostering a broad shift to remote working and enhancing population mobility, the health crisis galvanized self-storage demand across the country. The national vacancy rate fell from 10.1 percent in March 2020 to a record… Read More »June 2022 Special Report: Texas Market Overview

June 2022 Special Report: Financial Markets

June 2022 Special Report: Financial Markets  Fed Increasingly Aggressive in Effort to Curb Inflation; Rising Interest Rates Form Headwind for Real Estate Borrowers Fed executes steepest rate hike in decades. At its June 15 meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the federal funds rate 75 basis points to a target range of 1.50 percent to 1.75 percent. This was the largest single increase… Read More »June 2022 Special Report: Financial Markets

Capital Marketing: To Swap Or Not To Swap- That Is The Question

June 2022 Special Report: Capital Markets: To Swap Or Not To Swap- That Is The Question  Rising Interest Rates Place Spotlight on Interest Rate Swaps and Caps; Catapulting Forward Curves Complicate Process Tightening monetary policy highlights utility of rate swaps and caps. Commercial real estate investors have long had multiple avenues for hedging against rising interest rates. The Federal Reserve’s commitment to raising interest rates,… Read More »Capital Marketing: To Swap Or Not To Swap- That Is The Question

2022 Self-Storage National Investment Forecast

Booming Tech Sector Boosts Incomes, Storage Demand Economic Overview As prominent companies like Tesla and Facebook move operations to Austin this year, the metro’s job market is projected to grow substantially. Due to a thriving tech industry, Austin boasts the fastest job growth in office-using sectors among major metropolitan areas, allowing for a consumer base with higher discretionary incomes. Demographic Overview Having expanded by nearly… Read More »2022 Self-Storage National Investment Forecast

September 2021 National Self-Storage Special Report

Self-Storage Delivers Record Performance; Investor Confidence Driving Competition for Assets Self-storage sector outperforming. Although not exempt to the challenges posed by the health crisis, self-storage properties have demonstrated remarkable resilience over the past 18 months. Prior to 2020 the sector was contending with the detrimental impact of record construction activity on rents. The swift adoption of remote learning and working practices, as well as migration… Read More »September 2021 National Self-Storage Special Report

The Outlook Self-Storage Mid-Year 2021 Report

Self-Storage Buoyant Through Health Crisis; Demand Drivers at Point of Transition    Self-storage proves durable through pandemic.  Although not exempt to the challenges posed by the health crisis, self-storage properties have demonstrated resilience over the past 16 months. Before the pandemic arrived, the sector was contending with the detrimental effects of record construction activity on fundamentals, especially rents. The sudden shift to remote learning and… Read More »The Outlook Self-Storage Mid-Year 2021 Report

How Will The Biden Administration’s Policies Impact Real Estate Owners?

Potential Tax Legislation Hello. I’m Brandon Karr with Marcus & Millichap. I lead the Karr Self-Storage Team in our Fort Worth, TX office and in our latest ‘Ask the Broker’ video, we wanted to talk a little bit about how potential tax legislation being proposed by the Biden Administration could impact real estate investors.  Build Back Better Program Less than two months after his inauguration,… Read More »How Will The Biden Administration’s Policies Impact Real Estate Owners?

How You Should Handle Unsolicited Offers For Your Property

Receiving too many Off-Market Offers? Hi this is Danny Cunningham with the Karr Self-Storage Team here in Fort Worth, TX.  It seems that every storage owner I talk to or meet with lately tells me that they are getting bombarded by folks trying to solicit off-market offers to purchase their facility.  Whether the interest is coming from a neighbor down the street, an existing storage… Read More »How You Should Handle Unsolicited Offers For Your Property

2021 U.S. Commercial Real Estate Investment Outlook

Health Crisis Upends Commercial Real Estate’ Uncertainty Will Carry Well Into 2021 Pandemic Transforms Commercial Real Estate. COVID-19 changed the world in early 2020 as efforts to curb the spread of the pandemic had a dramatic impact. Stay-at-home orders, the need to physically distance, and having to abide by health and safety protocols had harsh effects on many real estate sectors. Health Crisis Exacerbated Demographic… Read More »2021 U.S. Commercial Real Estate Investment Outlook