Self-storage market to become ‘big trend’ in major Chinese cities, say real estate fund managers – South China Morning Post

Self-storage market to become ‘big trend’ in major Chinese cities, say real estate fund managersRapid urbanisation and the growth of online retailing in China’s big cities have begun to spur demand for a sophisticated form of mini self-storage geared towards the tech savvy user, according to private equity real estate fund InfraRed NF Investment Self-storage market to become ‘big trend’ …

Self-storage market to become ‘big trend’ in major Chinese cities, say real estate fund managers

Rapid urbanisation and the growth of online retailing in China’s big cities have begun to spur demand for a sophisticated form of mini self-storage geared towards the tech savvy user, according to private equity real estate fund InfraRed NF Investment Self-storage market to become ‘big trend’ in major Chinese cities, say real estate fund managers thumbnail courtesy of biv.com

Peter’s Take: No to Self-Storage Use Of Buck Property – ARL now

Peter’s Take: No to Self-Storage Use Of Buck PropertyPeter’s Take is a weekly opinion column. The views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ARLnow.com. Peter’s Take: No to Self-Storage Use Of Buck Property – ARL now thumbnail courtesy of arlnow.com

Global Self Storage Announces Second Quarter 2017 Dividend

NEW YORK, June 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The board of directors of Global Self Storage, Inc. (NASDAQ:SELF), a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates self storage facilities, has declared a cash dividend of $0. Global Self Storage Announces Second Quarter 2017 Dividend thumbnail courtesy of nasdaq.com

The tsunami of store closures is doubling in size

About 2,000 store closures have been announced just within the last six weeks, bringing the total number of planned closures this year to nearly 5,100. That number is expected to keep growing, and reach more than 8,600 before the end of the year, according to Credit Suisse. “Store closings have accelerated, even in tier-one markets,” Credit Suisse analysts wrote in a …

Heavy Lifting Begins on Lease Accounting Changes

Those that have started the process are quickly realizing that they face some tough challenges ahead. Heavy Lifting Begins on Lease Accounting Changes thumbnail courtesy of nreionline.com

Entering the Self-Storage Market: 8 Questions to Ask Before You Build – Inside Self-Storage (blog)

Entering the Self-Storage Market: 8 Questions to Ask Before You BuildInside SelfAs the self-storage real estate market tightens and acquisitions become harder to find at the right price, many owners and investors are looking at new development. This can be overwhelming, especially for someone new to the industry. Entering the Self-Storage Market: 8 Questions to Ask Before You Build – …

The future of the US shopping mall

Retailers are already looking for empty lots in dense population centers that could be used as mini-warehouses to stock their most popular items for delivery in one- or two-hour time windows. The future of the US shopping mall thumbnail courtesy of businessinsider.com

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 31, 2017)

Michael Kors will shutter more than 100 retail stores in the next two years, Reuters reports. Multifamily developer confidence is at its lowest level since 2011, according to World Property Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry. 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 31, 2017) thumbnail courtesy of nreionline.com

Kiosks 101: Using Self-Service Technology in Self-Storage

Via insideselfstorage.com Kiosks are a self-service technology. What does that mean, and how can it improve a self-storage business? Kiosks are now being used for a variety of tasks in many industries including healthcare, churches, human resources and, of course, self-storage. They can serve as a map, point-of-sale device, registrar, donation center and billpay station. Self-service technology makes a business …

Sales Volume on Net Lease Assets Roughly Flat with Last Year’s

Via nreionline.com It seems there’s no investment sector safe from the current political uncertainty, including net lease assets. Investment sales volume in the sector in 2017 will likely end up flat with 2016 levels, industry sources say. The first quarter of 2017 ended with about $11.43 billion in sales involving office, industrial and retail single-tenant net lease assets, according to …