Articles

Today we take a look at Feasibility Studies, what they are how we do them and why you need one.Please feel free to Email me with any questions or if I can help you out with a Feasibility study.Keep an eye out for our market area products coming real soon.Patrickpatrick@canadian-self-storage.ca ...
Read more →
Today we discuss the rise of the Mega Self-Storage facility in Canada.Recently we have been seeing proposals for more facilities over 150,000 Square Feet of rentable space.We discuss some of the issues and give our suggestions on how to undertake one of these projects.Please feel free to email me a ...
Read more →
The announcement came at 7:00 Am EST.....I know this because my phone started ringing about 10 minutes later from east coast Clients.Time zones are not a thing when you live in Toronto.This sale is very important as it sets a new benchmark for portfolios in Canada as well as for valuation in the Se ...
Read more →
Happy New year everyone.  We are back from the holidays and a big office move that took about two (three) weeks longer than expected.  I think by now I have gotten back to everyone that has called an email and sorry for the delays on that (Pro Tip, don’t move offices over the Christmas h ...
Read more →
Hello Everyone,Today we will be discussing the Cap rate of a sale and what it means when someone says "Based on Actual" or 'Based on Stabilized" income.I wanted to cover this topic now as there will be some sales in the lower mainland of BC announced in the next week or so where this is a very impor ...
Read more →
Here is my talk in Toronto at the 2018 CSSA. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you might have. Patrickpwood@cssvs.ca ...
Read more →
The 28 Day Billing Cycle What is it? Should you use it? One of the most frequent questions I get asked is about ways to increase the revenue of a facility.  Typical answers after looking at the current state of a facility rage from start selling merchandise and insurance, ensure collectio ...
Read more →
One of the most asked questions I get when presenting is “What are Current Cap Rates”.  My typical answer is that Cap rates are very area dependent and also depend on quality, condition and the fundamentals of each facility.  If that’s a question you have please feel free to reach out to me ...
Read more →
Recently, the City of Vancouver introduced sweeping changes to zoning regulations across the city allowing duplex developments on 99% of all lots zoned for single family use in the city.  This change essentially allowed for a doubling of density in many areas overnight.  Although these changes wil ...
Read more →
My 2018 Market update for the Red Deer CSSA show with Q&A at the end ...
Read more →
Page 2 of 41234