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Industry in Transition: How the Pandemic Has Forever Transformed Self-Storage Investing 
Speaker: John Chang, Senior Vice President and National Director of Research Services, Marcus & Millichap
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 28, 11 a.m. - Noon ET

The global health crisis left an indelible mark on commercial real estate and the self-storage sector. As vaccinations reach a greater share of the population and the economy reopens, the industry will transform yet again, reshaping the supply-and-demand outlook. Our presenter will discuss what the pandemic means for the future of our business, examining key demand drivers and trends, potential development activity, the transaction market, and more. 

You’ll learn:  

  • How the pandemic has changed core self-storage demand drivers 
  • The impact of the work-from-home trend on the storage industry 
  • Whether to expect a fresh wave of industry development 
  • How rising interest rates and market liquidity will influence the transaction market 
  • How to capitalize on emerging trends to improve asset performance 

John Chang
Senior Vice President and National Director of Research Services, Marcus & Millichap

John Chang is senior vice president and national director of research services for Marcus & Millichap. A seasoned self-storage veteran, his outlook on commercial real estate is frequently quoted in numerous mainstream and industry publications. He regularly shares his insights at conferences and events, and actively participates in numerous real estate research organizations. He’s responsible for the production of more than 1,200 commercial real estate research products annually.