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Cushman & Wakefield’s Self Storage Advisory Group (SSAG) is an international, full service, real estate team specializing in the self storage asset class. SSAG is known over the world as an industry knowledge leader. Through the delivery of timely, accurate, high-quality data, information and research reports, we aim to assist our clients in making property decisions that meet their objectives and enhance their decision making process.

Our team members have experience in all facets of the self storage asset class: investment sales and advisory, valuation, debt and equity placement, feasibility and market studies. Our expertise in the specialized asset class has resulted in key insights into the self storage market.

We take pride in providing the most personalized self storage services in the industry. With our advisory approach, clients can understand better where they are and how we can help them get to where they want to be. We build lasting and trusting partnerships with clients, allowing us to help them take full advantage of the ever changing dynamics of the marketplace. Our team members have strong backgrounds in real estate, finance, marketing, sales and operations to comprise the leading self storage group in the industry.

We have experience working with small to large scale operators and with institutional, national and regional investments firms. Additionally, our assignments range from single assets to large portfolios. Located in major markets, our team of professionals has provided over 9,000 appraisals of self storage facilities over the past decade, as well as transacted over 12 million square feet, exceeding $4.5 billion in sales volume, making us an industry leader in this unique property type.



  • In excess of $4.5 billion in investment sales transaction volume
  • 30+ Self Storage Advisory Group members strategically located throughout the U.S.
  • 870+ properties valued at $11.6 billion in 2018
  • All major metropolitan markets served
  • 9,120+ self storage facilities appraised since 2011
  • 12.1 million + square feet of self storage space sold
  • 45,000+ facilities in the Self Storage Data Services (SSDS) database

Investment Sales & Advisory

Our Investment Sales and Advisory Team provides brokerage services to institutional as well as private clients in all markets in the U.S. To provide the best available client service, we offer an unsurpassed reach into global markets and intimate knowledge of real estate and self storage fundamentals. Our experienced specialists provide clients access to our full brokerage capabilities. Our reputation for delivering outstanding results has been built on our ability to develop innovative client solutions that seamlessly combine real estate, capital markets, and the unique needs of the self storage asset class. Our professionals have handled self storage sale transactions totaling over 12 million square feet and $4.5 billion in total sales volume.

Valuation & Advisory

With an appraisal background, the Self Storage Practice Group can provide complete appraisal services in self-contained and summary report formats. Business arrangements vary to scope of services. Furthermore, it is the intent of the appraisal services to comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice as outlined by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation; federal regulatory agencies’ guidelines; and, state Real Estate Appraiser Regulations.