News Roundup: Self-storage & Warehouse in Focus

January 23, 2019

The Latest Commercial Real Estate News From Liberty SBF

Self-storage is Attractive Alternative in CRE

So-called alternative assets like self-storage and student housing are gaining interest in the commercial real estate industry. In bear markets, self-storage has historically faired well, offering a safe asset for those looking to put their money in a place that might do well if the economy softens. According to reports, alternatives are attracting attention but the market still sees comfort in office, retail, industrial and apartment properties as well as available data to support their decisions.


SBA 504 Loans and Self-storage Financing

Warehouse building with self storage units. Self storage facility. Roll up doors on self storage facility. One door open with boxes and furniture in doorway.

While the mega players don’t need the SBA to finance property purchases, the independent mini storage or self-storage operator will not find a loan that beats the SBA 504. For facilities that are greater than 2-years-old, borrowers can take advantage of all the many benefits that come with the SBA 504 program: 85% loan-to-value financing, a low fixed-rate and up to 25-year terms. Read on to find out how the SBA 504 loan can finance self-storage facilities.


Returned Merchandise a Boon for Warehouses

The industrial sector is already enjoying the benefits of online shopping and the Amazon-effect on the economy. Now, the reverse is true. Reverse logistics – when consumers return unwanted items – is creating demand for even more space. According to Bisnow, this phenomenon requires upwards of 20% more space than an outbound supply chain. A CBRE report states that reverse logistics is “creating tremendous industrial real estate opportunities.”


Liberty Closes Over $40MM in Industrial Property Loans

Liberty SBF clients have been participating in the new economy with over $40MM in industrial property loans closed across the county. See all of our recently closed loans.


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