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Photo of Chris Roach Roach anticipates continued growth for the self-storage sector in 2018..

DALLAS—Still regarded as a niche category despite the double-digit annual increases in funds from operations by some of its leading REITs, self-storage enjoyed a banner year in 2017 and is poised for more of the same in 2018. A metric that’s both a measure of the sector’s strength and cause for concern in some markets is construction, which reached a new high in the first eight months of ’17.

Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny is managing editor of Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. He has been reporting on business since 1988 and on commercial real estate since 2007. He is based at ALM Real Estate Media Group's offices in New York City.

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