WOW! There’s never a dull moment in this world. First and foremost, it is our hope that you and your families are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. Due to the coronavirus we suddenly find ourselves in a situation that we have never dealt with before and there are many questions for which we have minimal answers at this time. The acceleration of overall anxiety in the past two weeks related to the coronavirus has made most recent economic reports irrelevant. The financial shock that markets are experiencing is likely to weigh heavily on economic growth prospects for at least the next few quarters. The one thing that I DO KNOW is that we will get through it.

Because of our common interest in the self-storage industry, I want to share with you some takeaways, resources and thoughts from the last few weeks’ activity. Argus is the only full-service self-storage advisory firm that includes third party management, investment sales and advisory services, so we have a unique perspective that is all-encompassing for self-storage owners. Below we have tried to touch on some key points regarding the investment markets and also provide some tips for self-storage owners and operators. If you have questions about how we are handling any part of our business during these unprecedented times, please don’t hesitate to reach out and we will provide you with guidance and resources.