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Self Storage Industry Shows Signs of Slowing, Yardi Matrix Reports

Self Storage Industry Shows Signs of Slowing, Yardi Matrix Reports

Street rate growth continues on annual basis, but rates in some regions were flat or dropped month-over-month

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 22, 2021 – The surge of the self storage industry appears to be slowing, according to the latest monthly National Self Storage Monthly from Yardi® Matrix.

In September, the sector once again recorded impressive positive street rate growth on an annual basis, and development activity has remained strong. However, rates in many regions across the nation remained stagnant or even decreased on a month-over-month basis. Additionally, the national new-supply pipeline as a percent of existing inventory increased by a minor 10 basis points month-over-month.

Self storage rates continue to experience strong positive momentum on an annual basis. In September, national street rates for 10×10 non-climate-controlled (NON CC) units increased 9.4 percent compared to September 2020, while rates for similar-size climate-controlled (CC) units grew 10.6 percent.

Among the top markets, Miami saw rates for standard-size NON CC units grow the most year-over-year, increasing an impressive 20 percent. With an increase of only 3.6 percent compared to September 2020, Portland experienced the lowest rate growth among the top markets.

Find details on rates and performance of the industry nationwide in the new report.

Yardi Matrix tracks a total of 2,399 self storage properties in various stages of development—comprising 663 under construction, 1,248 planned and 488 prospective properties. Matrix also maintains operational profiles for 27,117 completed self storage facilities across the United States, bringing the total data set to 29,516.

Yardi Matrix offers the industry’s most comprehensive market intelligence tool for investment professionals, equity investors, lenders and property managers who underwrite and manage investments in commercial real estate. Yardi Matrix covers multifamily, student housing, industrial, office and self storage property types. Email [email protected], call (480) 663-1149 or visit to learn more.

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Jeff Adler

Jeffrey Adler is Vice President, of Yardi® Matrix, the data division of Yardi Systems.

Yardi® Matrix is a US multifamily, student, office, medical office/lab space, industrial, and self-storage asset information toolset for originating, underwriting, and asset managing commercial real estate investments, with over 800 clients worldwide. Yardi® Matrix provides investment strategy, market and institutional research reports leveraging the underlying property level detail of 135 markets, >92,000 multifamily properties and >18 MM units. Mr. Adler also leads Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News, two digital media websites.

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