Calculators

Use one of our helpful calculators below to get your self storage business started. Demand Calculator Estimate the demand in your area. Basic Investment Calculator Just getting started? The basic calculator will guide you through a quick process to determine break even and cash flow analysis in minutes. Advanced Investment Calculator Ready to dig in ...

Case Studies

When planning a self storage site, it’s important to achieve the right balance of curb appeal and cost control. What’s right for your site will depend upon community norms, size of the project, and your own expectations. We’ve assembled this collection of sites to showcase what can be done with self storage real estate. Some ...

Photo Portfolios

Tips to build it right. Download from an extensive library of photo guides that feature examples of finished facilities, applications of building enhancements, construction details, and other facility components.

Ask the Expert

Questions? Ask our self-storage expert, Jamie Lindau! Welcome to our “Ask the Expert” section, where you can ask any question, from anywhere, at any time, and receive personalized advice from Trachte’s resident experts, Jamie Lindau and Steve Hajewski. Whether you’re first starting out and need guided development advice, or you’re a seasoned self-storage veteran looking for ...

Industry Specialists

As you develop your self-storage facility, you will have many decisions to make and will likely require the services outside the scope of Trachte’s work. We have compiled a list of these respected companies for your review.

Assembly Manuals

Trachte buildings normally include both detailed drawings specific to your project, as well as a general assembly guide. A printed copy of the appropriate manuals should be included with the paperwork when your building is delivered. Download these manuals to review in advance, share with your erector, or to print extra copies as needed. Note: ...

Forms

Need forms for your upcoming self-storage project? We’ve compiled a list of commonly-used forms. Competition Evaluation Form Project Application W9