TUE4 - Development Workshop: Building Phase

Tuesday, July 21 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM « Back

For the third consecutive year, we’ve divided our popular Development Workshop into two our-hour sessions to allow a deeper dive into critical aspects of planning and building. Once you know your land is suitable for self-storage development, you need to maximize it for the best customer experience and return on investment. This workshop will explain important building strategies for any type of project. Our presenters will address considerations for traditional and multi-story construction, conversions, and facility renovations and expansions. Discover which approach is right for your investment with insight from this group of experts.

1 p.m. Overview/Introduction (Lindau)
1:30 p.m. Traditional Construction (Larson)
2:15 p.m. Multi-Story Construction (Wright)
3 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Conversions (Helm)
4 p.m. Renovations/Expansions (Bix)
4:30 p.m. Conclusion and Q&A (Lindau)

You’ll learn:

  • Building type and size considerations for traditional, single-story projects
  • Building strategies to reduce costs per square foot
  • Efficiency strategies for climate control
  • Architectural details that enhance curb appeal without breaking the bank
  • What to expect during construction
  • When to consider a multi-story project
  • Multi-story design elements and parameters
  • Current trends in multi-story design
  • Why conversions offer strong opportunities for new and small investors
  • How to identify excellent conversion opportunities in a market
  • Benchmark numbers to use when analyzing a conversion project
  • Cost-effective features to enhance the customer experience
  • Mistakes to avoid when pursuing a conversion
  • The importance of investing in facility renovation or expansion
  • Pros and cons of physical improvements to an existing facility
  • Best practices for site restoration
  • How to change unit mix to better meet market demand
  • How upgrades can increase revenue, safety and property value

Event Type: Other Education > Session