Storage units...good investment?

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Hello investors,

My wife and I have done a few flip investments and are looking to start getting into some other forms of investments, including commercial. There's an opportunity for a 90 unit storage facility that is currently about 75% full. All the units are 10x12. Great location, easy access, and high traffic visibility. Owner passed away and family is looking to sell as they don't want to manage it.

Are storage units a good investment for a commercial property?


All I know is that around here they seem to be going up left and right. Somebody must be making money or they wouldn't be building them. As for you, it would depend on what price you were able to get it at and how much the units are renting for. Even better if you'd be able to raise the rents.

Seems like an almost perfect passive rental to me. no upkeep to speak of, low overhead...... it is all about the $ stream vs what they want... any business acquisition lawyer can walk you through the evaluation..

Work your numbers out, Cash flow, cap rate. What is the likelihood the zoning will become multifamily or PUD? Go to City planning dept look at future plans.

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