Snohomish Self Storage has 707 storage units and 281 RV/parking spaces. It was built in 1999 and sits on about 8.5 acres.
The borrower originally tried to gain financing through two local banks, but was unsuccessful. After contacting Henderson, he utilized NBS Financial’s Strategic Alliance Mortgage (SAM) network to find lenders interested in financing the property. NBS Financial is a member of SAM, whose goal is to combine local expertise, while leveraging a national platform with 20 other select mortgage banking firms across the country, to provide a broad reach of capital from local, national and international sources.
Arranging financing for self storage is considerably different than for other commercial property.
“Many lenders look at self storage as more of a business than real estate, which may be a deterrent to lending,” Henderson said. “Having so many RV and parking spaces was also a challenge. We had to dig deep to find the right match for the borrower.”