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United States Self-Storage Market - Growth, Trends and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

  • ID: 4856122
  • Report
  • January 2020
  • Region: United States
  • 87 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence

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  • CubeSmart LP
  • Extraspace Storage Inc.
  • Ko Self Storage
  • Life Storage Inc.
  • Metro Storage LLC
  • Public Storage
  • MORE
Market Overview

The United States self-storage market is expected to register a CAGR of 8% over the forecast period 2020 - 2025
  • The United States has major companies established in the region which gives a significant boost to the market development over the forecast period. This is evident from the presence of players such as Public Storage, Extraspace Storage Inc., U-haul amongst others.
  • The increasing competition in the region between the players and a surge of new storage construction across the country has resulted in a decrease in rental costs which is expected to fuel the adoption of the self-storage facilities over the forecast period.
  • According to SpareFoot the average monthly cost to rent a self-storage unit is USD 88.85 which is a 2.5% decrease from the average price in 2017, the estimation includes all reservations for all storage sizes and types made on SpareFoot's network.
  • Also, the United States had a 90% share of self-storage inventory as compared to the rest of the world that held only 10% making the United States by far the largest self-storage market worldwide according to Investor Management Services. This in itself is indicative of the fact that there exists a lucrative opportunity for the providers to invest in the market fueling its growth.
  • The personal storage segment of the self-storage market is expected to register the highest share, considering the critical demand driver of the market, and urbanization.
Scope of the Report

Self-storage provides the user with storage space or storage units that are rented to tenants. This report segments the market by Type (Business, Personal).

Key Market Trends

Business Segment is Expected to Register a Significant Growth
  • Although self-storage was originally intended for personal storage, businesses have slowly realized the importance of self-storage facilities. As renting a self-storage unit would be a cost-effective, short-term or long-term solution, to address space management issues.
  • For instance, Kuhl Clothing, an outdoor company with a lifestyle vibe and one-of-a-kind fabrics and specialized fit sold their clothing to local boutiques only a few times a year, identified that storage units are more feasible as compared to traditional warehouses as it did not have to pay for empty warehouse space year-round that they only used occasionally.
  • The faster-growing e-commerce market in the region has resulted in the increased usage of self-storage spaces by vendors as it has allowed them to mitigate the problems of inventory management smoothening the supply chain operations.
  • With vendors in the market offering insurance services, as well as advanced surveillance, like video, to safeguard the products stored, more businesses are looking forward to investing in self-storage units, to keep their inventory running. Vendors in the market are planning their construction spaces within the radius of small businesses, and in line with their requirements, like climate-controlled units of different sizes, etc.
Increased Urbanization Coupled With Smaller Living Spaces is Expected to Drive the Market
  • Due to the rising urban population, between 1970-2018, the growth in consumer spending on goods and services is facilitating the need for storage spaces. This is evident from the fact that according to the world bank, the United States had 82.25% of the population living in urban areas of the city as compared to 80.77% in 2010.
  • This has presented the self-storage vendors in the region with a lucrative opportunity to build such spaces that allows the user to store his belongings safely and securely at a cheap price.
  • For instance, in May 2019, Public Storage PSA opened a new storage facility in Colorado Springs in a move that would allow the company to expand in the region that is witnessing growing neighborhoods.
Competitive Landscape

The competitive rivalry in the United States self-storage market is high owing to the presence of some key players in the region such as public storage, U-haul International Inc. amongst others. Their ability to continually innovate their offerings has allowed them to gain a competitive advantage over other players. Through research and development, strategic partnerships, and mergers & acquisitions these players have been instrumental in gaining a stronger footprint in the market.
  • May 2019 - Metro Storage LLC announced the opening of its newest store in Austell, Georgia. the company converted the former Target retail store building, into a single-story, state of the art storage facility with 71,335 RSF of climate-controlled storage.
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  • CubeSmart LP
  • Extraspace Storage Inc.
  • Ko Self Storage
  • Life Storage Inc.
  • Metro Storage LLC
  • Public Storage
  • MORE
1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.2.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4.3 Market Drivers
4.3.1 Increased Urbanization and Shrinking Living Spaces
4.3.2 Improved Economic Outlook In Many Regions Leading To Business Growth
4.4 Market Restraints
4.4.1 Government Regulations With Respect To Commercial Real Estate

5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Businees
5.1.2 Personal

6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Metro Storage LLC
6.1.2 Life Storage Inc.
6.1.3 CubeSmart LP
6.1.4 U-haul International inc.
6.1.5 Extraspace Storage Inc.
6.1.6 Public Storage
6.1.7 National Storage Affiliates Trust
6.1.8 Real Estate Investment Trust
6.1.9 Simply Self Storage Management LLC
6.1.10 Ko Self Storage

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown


  • Metro Storage LLC
  • Life Storage Inc.
  • CubeSmart LP
  • U-haul International inc.
  • Extraspace Storage Inc.
  • Public Storage
  • National Storage Affiliates Trust
  • Real Estate Investment Trust
  • Simply Self Storage Management LLC
  • Ko Self Storage
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown