How to Get started in the self storage business
Storage for Rookies is here to help!
Storage for Rookies allows you to learn the basics of self-storage, hear from industry experts, and source leading service providers. This program was designed to help you get the right start in your self-storage journey!
WHAT IS STORAGE FOR ROOKIES?
Powered by the SBOA, Storage for Rookies is a new virtual educational program for individuals looking to own, operate or invest in self-storage facilities. Current self-storage owners & operators who are looking to grow their business or portfolio are also encouraged to attend. For a low-cost ticket and only 5 hours of your time, this program will help you unlock success in your self-storage journey, no matter what stage of the process.
WHY ATTEND STORAGE FOR ROOKIES?
NETWORKING OPPORTUNTIES WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Throughout our 25 years in the self-storage industry we have formed valuable relationships with industry experts. We want to extend the connections to you!
MEET INDUSTRY VENDOR PARTNERS
Get to know the best-in-class vendor partners in the industry. When we were owners and operators, we utilized these partners who helped us save time, money, and increase operational efficiencies. Get connected to the right partners the first time!
SOURCE NEEDED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Find the right products and services you need for your self-storage facilities to help create operational efficiencies, automate your facility, protect your facility, and more! Don’t waste your time searching for who to use. We have already found them for you, vetted the products and services, and secured you exclusive pricing by being a member of the SBOA.
LEARNING & RESOURCES FROM SELF-STORAGE EXPERTS
We have learned so much throughout the years of buying, owning/operating, and selling properties. We made many mistakes along the way. That is why we created this program so we can save you from making the same mistakes we did in our early years entering the industry. You will be provided a Storage for Rookies Playbook of all of the seminar content, as well as video replays of sessions if you need to refer back.
- Understanding Supply and Demand for Self-Storage
- The Best Way to Buy New Facilities
- Designing the Optimal Self Storage Layout
- Management – Avoiding Common Mistakes and Whether You Should Hire a 3rd Party Management Company
- How to Best Utilize Technology and Automation
- Understanding Industry Key Terminology and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
- Insurance Issues
- Marketing your Self-Storage Facility
- Self-Storage Investing and Lending Options
- Q&A Opportunity with Industry Experts
WHAT ELSE IS INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET?
SUBSCRIPTION TO THE SBOA'S WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
The SBOA has one of the highest opened newsletter in the industry, full of industry news, upcoming events, helpful online seminar recordings, and more! Delivered to your inbox every Tuesday.
FULL ACCESS PASSES TO SELF-STORAGE UNLOCKED EDUCATIONAL WEBINARS
The SBOA offers FREE ongoing, virtual educational webinars produced 2x per month. Sometimes we even throw in a bonus session. Check out our calendar of events for more details on upcoming educational webinars.
ACCESS TO OUR MEMBER ONLY FACEBOOK & LINKEDIN PRIVATE GROUPS
Interact with fellow SBOA members who are owners and operators just like you. Ask questions to the group when you need suggestions, provide others your feedback on their posts, learn about upcoming events, and more.
ACCESS TO SBOA MEMBER ONLY EVENTS
During the National Self-Storage Association, Inside Self Storage World Expo, and some state level association trade shows we gather our members and partners together for cocktail networking events. We love staying in touch with our members and learning how your business is evolving.
EXCLUSIVE OFFERS FROM OUR VENDOR ALLIANCE PARTNERS
Each of our vendor alliance partners has created exclusive offers and pricing offered only to the SBOA members. Take advantage of these deals today. To learn more visit our Savings Program Page.
DISCOUNTED OR FREE TICKETS TO OUR SPRING AND FALL ANNUAL VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
The SBOA Spring and Fall Conference gather over 60+ industry experts to speak to the owners and operators on various topics like technology, marketing, human resources, budgeting, funding, etc.
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Time: 11:00AM - 4:00 PM EST
Self-storage remains the highest performing commercial real estate asset class. The self-storage REITs have outperformed all other asset classes for years and the market has remained highly resistant to economic downturns. The secret is out and virtually every financial institution has invested in the sector and interest continues to soar. Likewise, private investors are looking to repurpose or construct new buildings to take advantage of this market.
The Storage Business Owners Alliance (SBOA) was created out of necessity in 2008 to help self-storage owners and operators survive the great recession. The SBOA was built by owners for owners. The principals have more than 55 years of combined experience in the industry and have developed, built, managed and sold over 150 properties around the country. We help operators improve revenue and reduce expenses. We have built a strong reputation of helping our fellow operators improve their businesses.
Our reputation precedes us, and we receive several calls each week from people interested in investing in self-storage. Therefore, we decided to create Storage for Rookies to help teach investors about our industry. We will be hosting bi-quarterly events with experts in each category to help educate you on self-storage.