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Self Storage

We deliver Market Value and Fair Value opinions for self storage properties, suitable for regulatory and transactional applications. Additionally we offer Europe-wide consultancy advice and transaction support specifically for self storage properties.

You will receive a robust opinion, supported by a dedicated, market leading, specialist team, delivered under a trusted global brand, within an agreed timetable and at a competitive price.

Our advice supports the occupational, investment and management decisions of leading self storage industry participants including operators, investors, developers and lenders.

Financial reporting

We provide cost effective, periodic valuation opinions for regulatory and financial reporting purposes, to accord with IFRS or local GAAP.


We support lenders in their decision processes by providing quality due diligence and testing property performance under various scenarios.

Corporate transactions

Many self storage transactions are at a corporate level. We support the transaction with underlying property level valuations and due diligence. C&W’s Corporate Finance team often provide additional support.

Property transactions

Formal opinions of value and associated due diligence are often required in support of a proposed sale or purchase of a property or portfolio

Listing / IPO

We provide property valuation support for fund raising events through Listings on the world’s stock exchanges.

How We Can Help

Market sector specialists

The C&W Valuation & Advisory Self Storage team is global, with experts around the world, to reflect the global self storage market. We work together to share best practice and market intelligence, to deliver the best advice to you.

Thought leadership

Valuation & Advisory is at the forefront of self storage best practice and research. We have developed industry accepted valuation approaches and methodologies. In the USA we operate Self Storage Data Services and we publish regular industry statistics and performance data which are widely used in the USA’s self storage market.

Direct market participation

C&W is directly involved in many corporate and property level self storage transactions. You will benefit from valuation advice that is based upon real-time, market facing experience of those market participants, in preference to remote and less timely alternatives.

Service delivery

Our service would typically include the following component parts:

  • agreement of the scope of works and formal confirmation of instructions
  • information gathering
  • detailed analysis of the trading data
  • other due diligence work
  • preparation of the valuation advice
  • preparation of other advice and analysis required
  • presenting the valuation advice and analysis undertaken
  • preparation of the formal report, in accordance with the agreed format 

Adding Value – The Advantages Of Our Approach

Our detailed knowledge of the self storage sector makes C&W market leaders. Clients find our insight invaluable in supporting their strategic plans, whether they involve funding, transactions or simply obtaining valuations for financial reporting and regulatory purposes.

Efficiency and scale

We have considerable experience of working on large portfolios of self storage properties. We provide portfolio analysis, key performance indicators and future projections of value as the properties move through their maturity cycle. We provide advice quickly and efficiently - essential for transactional and other time critical situations.

Experience and Resources

With 580 valuation professionals in 86 offices, Cushman & Wakefield is one of the largest fully integrated property valuation advisors in the world. Our Valuation & Advisory Self Storage team is a global specialist practice, reflecting self storage as a global industry. We have dedicated teams based in Los Angeles and since 1999, in London.


Martin Belik

Martin Belik

Head of Valuation & Advisory Germany


Frankfurt, Germany

Phone +49 69 50 60 73 245

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