Article: Have You Overlooked This Industry?

Article: Have You Overlooked This Industry?

From the Motley Fool

Let’s face it, Americans own a lot of stuff. As the late comedian George Carlin once noted, “Sometimes … You’ve gotta move all your stuff, and maybe put some of your stuff in storage. Imagine that, there’s a whole industry based on keepin’ an eye on your stuff.”

The storage industry may not be a very glamorous industry to invest in, but with over 48,000 self-storage facilities in the U.S. offering 2.3 billion square feet of rentable space (an area three times the size of Manhattan), it is an industry that generated $22 billion in revenue last year. So, how can you benefit from storing other people’s stuff? Here are a few ideas.