Development With specific criteria, each property is poised for long-term success, benefiting investors and customers alike.

Market & Site Selection Criteria

With specific criteria, each property is poised for long-term success, benefiting investors and customers alike.

  • 1-3-5 Mile Radius to Site
  • Number of Households
  • Total Population
  • Household Income
  • Competitors
  • Traffic Counts
  • Size of Household, Owner/Renter

Project Criteria

Target Project Size

Single or multi-story construction


Between $7 million and $10 million with the understanding that the final cost of an individual property may exceed that amount

Unit Types

Primarily climate-controlled storage units, but may contain a small percentage of non-climate controlled units


Primarily non-drive-up units

Construction Types

Institutional-quality construction, such as masonry construction (block or tilt-up), higher-quality fascia (e.g., brick, stucco, etc.) ample glazing, decorative awnings, etc.

Property Size

Average property size between 70,000 gross square feet and 90,000 gross square feet with a target of 70% to 85% efficiency

Unit Mix

A mix of units ranging from 25 square feet up to 300 square feet, which may contain outdoor space for parking large vehicles

Experience

SAFStor’s principals bring over 50 years of in-depth real-estate experience, including having developed over $2 billion of mixed-use real estate since 2012

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SAFStor is one of the largest privately held developers of high-quality, professionally-managed self-storage facilities in the United States. The Company’s footprint spans from Texas, throughout the Southeast, and into the mid-Atlantic region. We parter with best-in-class capital providers and management partners, including Extra Space Storage, CubeSmart, and Life Storage. In addition to being a hands-on owner of self-storage, SAFStor is considered a market leader in corporate philanthropy and community involvement.

“The outlook for self-storage facilities in 2018 remains strong, as broader economic momentum supports household formation and consumption.”