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Charles "Chico" LeClaire LeClaire: “People have learned how to use self-storage space; it’s an important part of the local economy, and it’s used by greater percentage of population than ever before.”

SAN DIEGO—Self-storage rental rates may inch up in San Diego, but not by much since customers have been experiencing rate hikes for the last eight years as the economy improved, Marcus & Millichap’s SVP investments and senior director of the firm’s National Self-Storage Group Charles “Chico” LeClaire tells GlobeSt.com. We spoke with LeClaire about the firm’s recently released 2017 self-storage market overview for San Diego and how this asset class is changing in the San Diego market.

Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on GlobeSt.com and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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