August 2021 Self Storage Market Update – Austin, TX

September 29, 2021

For this blog I wanted to focus on a specific city in Texas and provide a brief update on the self-storage market within that city. For this blog, that specific city is Austin, and the data comes from Yardi Matrix.

As of August 2021, Austin is the 19th largest self storage market in the US, with 19,377,089 net rentable square feet (NRSF) of self-storage (357 completed stores). The average facility size is 54,277 NRSF and new supply (prospective, planned and under construction NRSF) represents 6.5% of existing inventory.

Average street rates are $109.00 with net rentable square feet per capita of 10.0. This is slightly above the Texas average of 7 NRSF per capita. Population growth over the next 5 years is expected to be 9.3%.

There are currently 6 self-storage property under construction, 15 planned and 3 that are prospective! Over the previous 2 years the city has added 22 properties totaling 1,626,029 NRSF.

Additionally, climate controlled 10X10 street rates have  out performed the national average. Rate growth for the month of August 2021 stands at about 12% increase since August of 2019 compared to the U.S. average of about 11%.

Austin is a rapidly growing city, however new self storage development is beginning to compress the rates owners are able to capture. The development of new storage supply will have to slow down in order to bring back balance to the demand/supply equation.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you are interested in discussing potential opportunities!

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