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Self Storage Valuation and Advisory

Cushman & Wakefield is the market leader of self storage valuation and advisory across the globe. Locally, our Australia and New Zealand Self Storage Advisory Group are the best at what they do. As registered valuers in all States and Territories, the Cushman & Wakefield Self Storage team undertake valuations for all major lenders, owners and stakeholders across Australia and New Zealand.

With deep market knowledge and our involvement in the majority of self storage transactions that occur, our understanding of the self storage industry is market leading. Through the delivery of timely, accurate, high-quality data, information and research reports, we aim to assist our clients in making the best decisions.

Having this strong connection to the self storage industry means our team of experts are best placed to advise you on your next move, whether you are developing or extending a self storage facility, or through our vendor advisory services if you are considering a divestment.


Self Storage Performance Indicators

We collate and analyse trading data from over 270 self storage facilities in our Self Storage Performance Indicator (SSPI) series to track the major city markets of Australia and New Zealand. As the largest self storage index in the market, SSPI provides a valuable and comprehensive measure of self storage revenue performance at six monthly intervals.

Download the most recent SSPI results here.


Self Storage Valuation and Advisory services include:

  • Going concern (self storage use) valuations
  • Valuations for construction funding (as if complete)
  • Valuations for mortgage security, construction lending, financial reporting, acquisition, disposal, taxation and litigation purposes
  • Market and micro-market research briefs
  • Supply and Demand Studies for feasibility testing
  • Market testing and vendor advisory 
  • Portfolio review and repositioning strategy
  • Compulsory acquisition and compensation expert evidence
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Insights • Valuation

Why are capitalisation rates not softening in self storage?

As we wrap up the financial reporting season for 2022/2023, minimal capitalisation movement was reported by the two self storage Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), National Storage REIT (NSR) and Abacus Storage King (ASK).
Linda Sharkey • 07/11/2023
Self Storage
Insights • Valuation

2021 delivers record growth for the self storage sector with QLD & WA the standouts

Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic over the past 18 months, market metrics for the self storage sector continue to strengthen and maintain resilience. The Self Storage Association of Australasia (SSAA) recently engaged Cushman & Wakefield to explore the success of the sector. 
Linda Sharkey • 12/01/2022
Self Storage
Article • Valuation

Self Storage in 2021 – What’s Next?

Many operators have been positively surprised by the rebound in financial performance of their facility/ies over the past three quarters. For the most part, the story has been positive – strong occupancy levels are being recorded, storage fee rate growth has returned to healthy levels and new builds are filling ahead of projections.
Linda Sharkey • 23/03/2021

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