September 2017 Newsletter
The Storage Authority proprietary “Dynamic Ease Development Series”Makes the Difference!
Many franchisees want to take advantage of additional profits by building their own self storage vs. buying an existing self storage. This route also allows new franchisees to get started with less than half the cash capital investment. The problem is they do not know how to started. It can be a complex maze between finding the right parcel of land, banking, design, obtaining regulatory approvals, construction and pre opening marketing and preparations, with minefields, delays and cost overruns at every turn. Marc Goodin, our founder, has learned self storage by being in the trenches and ready to personally guide you.. He is a professional engineer who designed his first self storage over 30 years ago and many more since then, including 3 personal self storage he designed, built, owns and manages.
We have created the Storage Authority proprietary “Dynamic Ease Development Series” Finding Land Through Pre-Opening Tasks. This system along with our one on one guidance helps our franchisees get started faster, go around the minefields, save money and be ready to open with a modern premium facility ready to rent up. Our Strategic Development system consists of an integrated step by step process where our expertise provides guidance and support throughout the land discovery and development phases.
Here are just some of the areas our Dynamic Ease Development Series make easy:
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
A Building You High-Performance Team
B First 30 Days
C Development flow charts
D Chapter 1 Worksheets
- Storage Authority Competition Review.
- Storage Authority Developer Secret Shop Review.
- Storage Authority Partial Designer and Vendor List
Chapter 2 Land
A The Basics of a Good Location
B Typical Basic Land Requirements
C Hiring a Quality Broker to Assist You with Finding Land
D Additional Ways to Find Land
E Initial Land Review Prior to An Offer or Feasibility Study
F Making the Offer & Due Diligence
G Feasibility Study
H Chapter 2 Worksheets
- Example letter for contacting a land owner.
- Questions for first meeting with town planner & staff.
- Individual land parcel info worksheet.
- Site drive by worksheet.
- Initial zoning review worksheet.
- Land offer worksheet.
Chapter 3 Purchasing an Existing Self-Storage Facility
A Seven Primary Steps of a Real Estate Transaction.
B Investigating an Existing Facility
Chapter 4 Banking/Lending
A Loan Options
B Loan Considerations
C Often Over Looked Expenses
D Chapter 4 Worksheets
Chapter 5 Design & Regulatory Approvals
A Finding Design Consultants
B Site Plan Design
C Regulatory Meetings
D Building Design
E Security Design
F Video Surveillance Design
G Chapter 5 Worksheets
- Additional Site Plan Design Items to Consider.
- Additional Building Design Items to Consider.
- Site Details
- Owner to do during the Design process.
Chapter 6 Bidding and Construction
A Finding a Contractor
B Construction Specifications & Bidding
C Construction Review
Chapter 7 Pre-Opening Preparations
A 120 Prior to Opening
B 30 Days Prior to Opening
C Pre Opening Marketing
D Chapter 7 Worksheets:
- First product order
- Managers book table of contents
- Business cards & marketing cards
We look forward to explaining more about how this optional premium development service will help you build your facility for less money and in less time with confidence. The great news is our president, Marc Goodin, has allowed me to waive the $50,000 fee for this premium service for qualified franchises awarded in the next 60 days.
Check out the Vendor Highlights below to read more about the development land mines!
If you want to learn more about Storage Authority there is a wealth of information on our website
www.StorageAuhorityFranchise.com Don’t forget to check out “Why Storage Authority” and our blog/newsroom. Then the next step is to apply on our website or email or call Garrett Byrd (Garrett@StorageAuthority.com or Direct 941-928-1354)