These days, it is easy to spot the signs that summer is coming to an end. School supplies are on sale and kids everywhere are trading beach towels and skateboards for backpacks. However, I am not nearly as confident that the run-up in real estate values is over yet. We have seen a 100 basis point uptick in interest rates over the last 6 months and shockingly, cap rates seem to still be coming in. Please forgive my optimism, but I think that real estate fundamentals are strong, especially self-storage fundamentals, and the increase in value that self-storage owners have enjoyed seems to be strengthening.