As we enter 2023, it is clear that investor sentiment towards self-storage continues to be very bullish.  Economists, on the other hand, prognosticate that rising interest rates, inflation and overall economic concerns continue to teeter on recessionary levels. Today stabilized assets are continuing to command very aggressive valuations and undermanaged deals are the golden ticket that everyone is searching for, while lease up and C of O deals are regaining momentum and pricing power. This reinforces that once again self-storage will emerge from a market disruption as the shining star of commercial real estate, largely driven by current self-storage market fundamentals and risk-adjusted rates of return compared to other asset classes along with self-storage’s low capital expenditures.