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World shipping, Logistics & Container Storage in Overdrive

By |2021-10-22T10:47:35+10:0017/10/2021|Container Storage, Hardstand, Land for Rent, Storage, Trends|

Surging demand makes for an interesting container storage proposition. Shipping containers used for export to Australia are in demand! And once the shipping containers arrive, shipping bottlenecks and congestion make it slow to return. In the meantime, whilst a place on the ship for a container is found, the storage of containers is the only solution. Container dealers, “Gateway Containers”, [...]

Caravan & Rec Vehicle Storage – The demographics could say it all?

By |2021-10-22T10:35:10+10:0005/10/2021|Hardstand, Land for Rent, Storage, Trends|

From the demographics it looks like the caravan storage  industry is in for a bumper time. Over the next 20 years Australians are retiring in great numbers. According to the caravan industry association of Australia in their 2020 industry report, “there is a reasonably strong correlation between the percentage of the population over 65 years, and the total number of [...]

Wellcamp South-East Queensland makes for compelling investing

By |2021-08-05T14:25:59+10:0018/04/2021|Co-investment, Storage|

It's hard not to get excited about the Toowoomba-Wellcamp region. With the Darling Downs food bowl to the east and the  Surat Basin energy sector to the west. In 2025 one of the largest ever infrastructure projects is coming right into Wellcamp. The inland rail will be delivering freight in an out of Toowoomba from Melbourne and Sydney [...]

Newcastle Review – Mega Logistic & extra-ordinary.

By |2021-04-19T11:24:50+10:0015/04/2021|Co-investment, Storage|

  With one of Australia’s largest bulk ports and a thriving international airport, Newcastle is also serviced by a rail and road infrastructure with direct links to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the surrounding giant Hunter Valley agricultural and mining regions. This magic  combination of air, rail, road, and sea facilities is rare both nationally and internationally.  So rare, in fact, [...]

Yatala Qld – Investors out in force for two recently syndicated investments

By |2021-04-19T11:59:35+10:0019/11/2020|Case Study, Co-investment, Storage|

By Rob Stanley-Turner 20/06/2020 Box Commercial's investor groups have committed to two large single asset wholesale-investment syndicates. An the unvestor's quick response meant that the syndicate was oversubscribed within days of its opening The first property, a giant 9029 sqm cold room storage & distribution facility in Yatala Queensland was leased for 11 years to a meat wholesaler & distributor. The [...]

Morayfield Qld -Taco Bell & United Fuels opens 2 new outlets

By |2021-03-25T11:48:46+10:0018/11/2020|Case Study, Storage, Trends|

Morayfield, a fast-growing suburb 44 kilometres north of Brisbane, has been chosen as the site of Queensland’s newest Taco Bell. The restaurant was pre-leased in a new highway service centre at 182-190 Morayfield Rd.OOoriginally the owner decided to sell this fantastic, high-profile 6500 sqm site, and instructed us to take the property to market with 3 existing tenancies [...]

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Townsville Qld – Warehouse Syndicate leased to Qld Government fills in record time

By |2021-03-25T11:51:01+10:0011/10/2020|Case Study, Co-investment, Storage|

Our investors have pretty straight forward goals. They want investments which produces a stable monthly income and have capital security. Our clients have gone along way to answering that with a lease to the Queensland government for this modern office warehouse facility 21-31 Markwell Place Mount St John (Townsville) The property is leased to the state government of [...]

National Self Storage takeover — Abacus buy-up is back on again!

By |2021-04-19T12:28:24+10:0015/09/2020|Storage|

By Robert, Stanley-Turner 15/05/2020 Well, according the the AFR on May 15, the Abacus buy up of shares is back on again! If this results in a controlling interest, I don't see it as a good thing for our independent self storage owner clients. Abacus have built up a 7% shareholding in  National, taking advantage of a substantially reduced share [...]

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Squeezing more from your property #1: Roof Real Estate

By |2021-04-19T12:28:13+10:0016/05/2020|Storage, Trends|

By Rob Stanley-Turner 05/05/2020 I've noticed a trend over the last year of large property owners--including the big Self-Storage companies--investing in roof-top solar panels. It got me thinking...could the real estate on your roof be an underrated or overlooked part of your facility?    So I decided to have a chat with my friend, the media personality, sustainable [...]

We just love self-storage because…

By |2021-03-25T11:57:17+10:0026/04/2020|Storage|

By Robert Stanley-Turner 27/04/2020 Self-storage businesses are stable, passive and in demand. The self-storage industry has grown from a cottage industry in the 1980s, where families would build and manage an independent facility, to a billion-dollar industry increasingly dominated by large companies that manage and own facilities. There are around 1000 self-storage facilities Australia-wide. There are two components [...]

Squeezing more from your property #2 — Storage Website Portal discussion & review

By |2021-03-25T12:25:54+10:0023/04/2020|Storage|

I’m writing this in early April 2020, and right now, we’re all spending more and more time at home. This has meant changes for all of us. It’s also changed the way people transact their everyday purchases. With google only 1 meter away, we are moving towards a self-serving society. No wonder we are resistant to making a [...]

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Squeezing more from your property #3 — Fast Food & Petrol Review

By |2021-03-25T12:43:54+10:0022/04/2020|Storage|

By Rob Stanley-Turner: Fast food & petrol retailers are wanting highway-fronting sites for their businesses. The one ingredient they all need is highway fronting sites, all over Australia.  This factor made me think, that you may have a site which I could offer to them. Operators like these are wanting sites like this one in Milton all over [...]

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Sold: Airport Self Storage Marcoola. “It felt like speed dating.”

By |2021-03-25T12:48:56+10:0005/11/2019|Case Study, Storage|

By Rob Stanley-Turner: Airport Storage & Parking in Marcoola on the Sunshine Coast sold in December 2017. Back in early 2017 when I first spoke with the owners, we discussed my recommendations as to sale format, optimal timing, finding the likely buyers and the best price strategy. We explored valuation concerns, the maturity of the complex and potential for development, [...]

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For Sale: Rhodes Self Storage

By |2021-07-29T11:52:52+10:0005/11/2019|Storage|

By Robert Stanley-Turner.I’ve been selling Self-Storage facilities since 1996. That’s 23 years (OMG), and over that time I’ve seen the industry go from strength to strength, increasing in professionalism and facility size in order to respond to our population growth and shift to apartment living. I’ve marketed and inspected scores of facilities, here in Australia and overseas… …and I’ve never [...]

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Are these the glory days for Self Storage property owners?

By |2020-02-20T11:59:55+10:0002/09/2019|Storage|

By Rob Stanley-Turner: I was so shocked I spilt my coffee. This is huge news: Abacus has taken a stake in National Self Storage. This has the potential to fundamentally change the self-storage market in Australia. Abacus Property Group and National Self Storage are two of the Big Four self-storage players. If this shareholding is a step towards Abacus attempting [...]

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Investment property search

By |2021-03-25T12:50:54+10:0004/09/2018|Storage|

By Rob Stanley-Turner: June 2018: Investment property search: Undertaking Road trip in search of new investment property. We are searching for Self Storage, pubs and clubs, hotels and other quality income producing investment property suitable for us to assemble a group of investors to purchase and hold. Also we are also looking for high profile sites to suit many retailers [...]

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The 2018 UK Highway-Retailing Trend Tour: Self Storage. Manchester UK

By |2020-02-20T12:02:27+10:0004/09/2018|Storage|

By Rob Stanley-Turner: Here the largest UK Self Storage operator, Safestore and there largest stand-alone facility of around 9000 sqm and 1000 units. A most impressive facility. Safestore has 146 stores including 120 self-storage centres in the UK and a further 26 stores in the Paris region. Safestore was founded in the UK in 1998. It acquired the French business [...]

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The 2018 UK highway-retail-trend-tour – Self Storage

By |2020-02-20T12:04:25+10:0004/09/2018|Storage, Trends|

By Rob Stanley-Turner: Without a doubt, the most impressive SS facility in the UK is this one in Chiswick, in London's west. This property is 7 levels and sits alongside numerous newish office buildings. Perhaps conveying the direction of Self Storage.  

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