Self Storage Experts

Development Projects

I had the pleasure of working with Ben Burkhart on a storage project from inception to completion. Ben’s vast experience in self storage was invaluable to us as an ownership group, providing much needed direction and project oversight in a new asset class for us. Ben’s practice comes from an ownership perspective, which is unique in the consulting world. I gladly recommend Ben to anyone looking for a competent self storage consultant and am currently working with Ben on another project already.

Michael J Kokes, President, Kokes Properties.

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Community Self Storage
Powhatan, VA
Opened 2007
Three Phases of Construction
66K NRSF; 561 units

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Midlothian Extra Space #8875
Midlothian, VA
Opened 2018
Four levels, 100% climate controlled
700 units, 70K NRSF

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Millbrook Road Extra Space
Developer: Stallings Oil
Raleigh, NC
Developer: Stallings Oil
Opened 2016
Multi-level; built in phases
83K NRSF; 850+ units

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Cornwallis Extra Space
Developer: Stallings Oil
Durham, NC
Opened 2019
Multilevel
620 units; 63K NRSF

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Hopson Road Cubesmart
Developer: 919 Storage
Durham, NC
Opened 2018
500+ units, 65K NRSF

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US70 Cubesmart
Developer: 919 Storage
Durham, NC
Opened 2018
Bilevel
700+ units, 70K+ NRSF

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Hope Valley Commons Cubesmart
Developer: 919 Storage
Durham, NC
Opened 2019
MultiLevel
650+ units, 65K+ NRSF

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Viera Cubesmart
Developer: Matthew Development
Viera, FL
Opened 2019
MultiLevel
700+ units, 75K NRSF

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Winslow Extra Space
Developer: HHK Winslow
Winslow, NJ
Opened 2020
590+ units, 65K NRSF

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Beach Park Storage
Developer: JJS Properties
Beach Park, IL
Opening 2020
400 units, 54K NRSF

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Bodilac Storage
Developer: Bodilac LLC
Beach Park, IL
Opening 2021
440 units, 56K NRSF

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Nine Mile Road Extra Space
Developer: Granger Development
Pensacola, FL
Opening 2021
650 units; 75K NRSF

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3rd Street Extra Space
Developer: Rimrock Development
Bloomington, IL
Opening 2021
580 units; 62K NRSF

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Testimonials

Ben has helped us with several projects during feasibility and design. When we are working on something new, we run it by him, and we know he will tell us the truth— even if the truth is: “bad idea.” We like that, and we like having StorageStudy on our team.

Josh Duncan, SecureStore Self Storage, Lewisburg, WV

I have been working with Ben on my storage development projects since 2007. In every instance, he demonstrates a tireless and thorough approach to getting the job done. He is readily available for discussion and has offered critical input that goes beyond just feasibility and financing, but rather significant shaping of each project with consideration to optimum operating performance and long-term goals. Ben's insights and ability to guide projects stems from his background not only financing, but development and operation of self storage facilities. Ben is thorough, and diligent, and extremely focused on 'getting it right.' When I have a question about the next step, he is my go-to guy!

Dan Rich, Taylor Ranch Self Storage/Albuquerque RV & Boat Storage, Albuquerque, NM

Ben is my go-to guy on a new project. If I have an idea, I often just run it by Ben. He has seen the good, the bad and the ugly of self storage, and we rely on that experience when we are planning a new project. Ben’s projections have been almost dead-on. Ben takes the time to think through the issues with us, and make sure we move forward in a good direction.

Keith Allston, Self Storage Developer, Charlotte Hall, MD

We had developed storage before we knew Ben, but at this point we try to get his input first. He’s honest with us about our ideas, and we like having his voice in our decision-making process on new projects. And unlike other consultants, he responds quickly, is easy to reach and gives us his time and attention even “after the sale”. We have high expectations and Ben meets them.

Patti Loy & Stan Pietkiewicz, Titan Properties, Orlando, FL

We see a lot of StorageStudy's projects from around the country. We have a high level of confidence in Ben's recommendations, and find his market & investment analysis to be very thorough.

Terry Campbell & Anna Taylor, Live Oak Bank Self Storage Group

We refer Ben on feasibility studies because he gives the necessary, unbiased analysis on how a new development project will perform.

Eric Bishop-Berry, Extra Space Storage

When I need to know if an investment will work or not, I depend on the StorageStudy team’s expertise. Ben and his staff offer a wealth of knowledge and experience. I have known Ben and relied on his analysis for more than a decade. I would not consider a new project without seeking their advice.

Mike Hanky, Hanky Development

I have worked with Ben exclusively for the last 4 years. He has completed 6 feasibility studies and 5 GIS analysis projects for me during that time. In all instances Ben and his team have provided great work quality and I always get the good, bad, ugly, which is the most important part!

Ethan Belanger, Covington Realty Partners

To say we were impressed with Ben would be a gross understatement. He stayed with our project in Viera up to and including a couple weeks past CO. His help was invaluable.

Mike Renfro, Matthew Development, LLC/Matthew Realty, LLC