3a6d42d3-b632-4cd2-8904-e07c4fc2d8c5 - Development Workshop: Planning Phase

Monday, April 1 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM « Back

For the second consecutive year, we’ve divided our popular Development Workshop into two four-hour sessions to allow a deeper dive into critical aspects of planning and building.

Before you can begin construction on a self-storage project, you must complete a great deal of legwork. This workshop will provide an overview of the development climate, including some statistics on national building activity. Our presenters will address feasibility and site selection, considerations in assembling a support team, site design, and the zoning and approvals process. Discover what you need to avoid a bad investment with insight from this expert group of presenters.

8 a.m. – Overview/Introduction
8:15 a.m. – National Development Activity
8:45 a.m. – Feasibility and Site Selection
9:30 a.m. – Assembling Your Team
10 a.m. – Break
10:15 a.m. – Site Design (Layout, Unit Mix, Options)
11 a.m. – Zoning and Approvals Process
11:30 a.m. – Conclusion and Q&A

You’ll learn:

  • The state of supply growth across most major markets
  • Factors that drive development activity in submarkets
  • How to take a consistent and rigorous evaluation of pipeline projects
  • How to determine which submarkets are best suited for self-storage development
  • How to select sites for evaluation
  • How to accumulate and analyze site data
  • How to avoid the “pitfalls” of site selection
  • How to determine the best development cost value for pro forma
  • Which construction-team member should by your first hire
  • The differences between design/build and design/bid/build contracts
  • How to determine if you need a contractor
  • Tips to hire a qualified architect
  • How to select the right vendors and subcontractors
  • How to determine the amount of land needed for a successful site
  • The best way to maximize land coverage
  • How to determine the percentage climate-controlled units to build
  • Where, when and if you should incorporate large units
  • When to go multi-story
  • How to create a proper office and access layout
  • How to navigate the zoning and approval process
  • Tools communities use to restrict or prohibit self-storage
  • How to identify fatal flaws during planning
  • How to overcome municipal challenges

Sponsored by: Pilot Door Systems Inc.

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