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Self-storage Space in Asia

Asia Pacific Major Report | June 2015

Self-storage is a relatively new type of commercial property in Asia that is primed for growth due to demographic changes, strong business activity, and growing investor interest. Focusing on the more developed cities of Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Singapore, demand is being driven by the four "Ds" -death, divorce, density, and dislocation as well as business activity (office expansion and contraction).​​

Self-storage supply is currently limited as saturation levels have yet to reach those seen in the more mature markets of the US, UK and Australia. As a result, both operators and investors are keen to satisfy the demand in the market and increase self-storage supply. Self-storage rental rates are healthy, lending support to increased conversion of underutilised properties into self-storage facilities.


Henry Chin, PH.D.
Head of Research,
Asia Pacific
+852 2820 8160
  Jason Fong
Senior Analyst,
Asia Pacific
+852 2820 2867
  Darren Benson
Executive Director, Industrial &
Logistics, Brokerage Services, Asia
+852 2989 5173


Demographic Changes Drive Demand for Self-storage Space in Asia

Demographic Changes Drive Demand for Self-storage Space in Asia