You might not expect it, but the self-storage industry is one of the fastest-growing segments of commercial real estate today! With more than 60,000 self-storage facilities worldwide and five-sixths of those facilities in the U.S., storage has exploded over the past few decades—and only continues to get stronger. Currently, one in ten American households rents a self-storage unit. That’s 21 sq. ft. of storage space per U.S. household!