Exploiting the Sea of Empty Buildings: Key Considerations for a Successful Self-Storage Conversion
Speaker: Scott Wyckoff, President and Chief Development Officer, Wasatch Storage Partners  
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 28, 4:15-5:15 p.m. ET

In the wake of the pandemic, there’s an abundance of empty commercial structures in markets big and small, and many could be good for self-storage conversion. But how do you find one that’s right for your project? Our presenter will walk you through the steps to finding and evaluating a building. He’ll also share tips for reusing and readapting existing materials and equipment, and designing the site for the best results.  

You’ll learn:  

  • Why now may be a great time to consider a conversion and the advantages it creates 
  • How to find the right building candidates 
  • How to evaluate a pre-existing structure for a self-storage use 
  • Challenges you might face and how to overcome them 
  • Tips for designing the site, including how to reuse and readapt existing materials 

Scott Wyckoff
President and Chief Development Officer, Wasatch Storage Partners 

Scott Wyckoff is a founding principal as well as president and chief development officer of Wasatch Storage Partners, a nationwide company specializing in self-storage acquisition, development and operation. His background in self-storage development is unique and provides many insights to the zoning and approval process. In fact, Scott has a track record of project-approval success. He started in the industry as a vice president of development and construction for Extra Space Storage and was instrumental in the company’s redevelopment and Certificate-of-Occupancy purchase programs.