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Examples of Session Topics, Descriptions and Bullets

Self-Storage Diagnostics: 5 Ways to Measure the True Health of Your Business

When’s the last time you gave your self-storage operation a check-up? Whether you’re an active or hands-off owner, it’s critical to know the health of your asset, so you know where you need to improve and don’t leave revenue on the table. Our presenter will share the best ways to measure business performance, including key metrics you need to watch, and where to find and track them.

You’ll learn:

  • The areas of your business you must examine
  • Where to find the data you need to measure performance
  • How to interpret key facility metrics
  • Analytics tools you can use to ease your efforts
  • How to track performance over time

Don’t Bungle in This Jungle! Escaping Common Self-Storage Building Mistakes

Every self-storage construction project is unique and has its challenges, but there are things you can do to minimize errors, timeline derailments and unnecessary costs. The trick to sidestepping mistakes is to go in with eyes wide open. Our presenter will school you on building blunders commonly made by facility owners and developers, and how to avoid repeating them.

You’ll learn: 

  • The most widespread errors seen in newly built self-storage facilities
  • The importance of hiring the right design and construction professionals
  • How to manage and communicate with contractors and subcontractors
  • How to prepare for obstacles like weather delays, labor shortages and others
  • How to keep your budget from veering too far off course

Advanced Self-Storage Deal Structures for the Current Lending Climate

Like most industries, self-storage has gone through a period of adjustment thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Fallout from the health crisis has even affected investors’ access to funds. Our presenter will break down the capital stack, discussing the many ways to secure money and structure a deal in today’s environment. He’ll examine the nuances and changes in loan terms for 2021 and offer insight to sources beyond traditional loans.

You’ll learn:

  • When seller financing makes sense
  • Strategies to raise private equity 
  • Nuances of mezzanine and bridge lending 
  • How to leverage self-directed IRAs and 401(k) plans 
  • The viability of joint ventures