Our Expertise

We are a first-class capital markets, acquisition, and development team with pedigreed experience working for private equity and major 

self-storage firms.

Our in-house design capabilities improve the accuracy of early cost estimate development, expected NOI, and reduce risk with lost opportunities.

Our partnerships with extra space Storage (“NYSE: EXR”), CubeSmart (“NYSE: CUBE”), and Life Storage (“NYSE: LSI”) offers strong returns through 

Development requires strong relationships with external partners.  We have a national network of architects, engineers, surveyors, and contractors with extensive experience in self-storage.

Construction

Data Analytics

Data analysis is of paramount importance to our team. We analyze markets and demographic profiles using historic cost data, census bureau information, and geospatial trends using the latest GIS and data management software.

Innovators

We frequently look to use new technology and available building products for our facilities to meet  municipal requirements, improve efficiencies, and reduce operational costs.  

Assets Manager

Third party management groups are excellent partners, but our team takes the relationship to a new level. We monitor our existing assets on a weekly basis to determine if the market dictates change in rental rates. We monitor our Third-Party partners to get the most out of our as sets and achieve the highest disposition values.

Design

Our in-house staff are experience design experts focused on building efficiencies for construction materials, utility rates, and maximized NOI.  We draw up our own plans and create our own specifications to manage development risk.

Value Creators

Maximizing returns is about creating value when available. We make sure we create as much value as early as possible in the project life cycle by balancing building efficiency with NOI to achieve the highest returns.

Holistic Project Managment

Strong project management requires

the ability to evaluate every decision holistically. We consistently consider budget, schedule, and quality in every decision that affects the development

of our assets.

Creative Collaborators

We are passionate about improving the communities we work in. Partnering with owners of land through joint venture opportunities allows us to share risk and improve communities.

Investment Approach

Acquire and Develop Self-Storage Assets capable of delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns

Investment Approach

Acquire and Develop Self-Storage Assets capable of delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns

Diversify acquisitions opportunities through off-market value-add assets, creative joint ventures, and distressed properties for development.

Target the best locations within the Top 50 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (“MSAs”) with solid financial fundamentals and strong supply/demand dynamics throughout North America.

Leverage our professional experience to assess and reduce risk, create value, and preserve capital investment for our partners.

Acquire assets that are underperforming due to poor capital, project, or risk management.

Distressed Properties

Creative Joint Ventures

Partner with off-market land owners that have underperforming land assets in undersupplied markets.

Development / Adaptive Reuse

Create Institutional Investment grade climate-controlled self-storage assets in under-supplied urban infill locations.

The Asset Pyramid illustrates our qualitative approach to acquisitions. Our foundation is built upon ground up and adaptive reuse development. Moving upward, we identify off-market partnerships with land owners that have underutilized property. Lastly, we acquire distressed assets through opportunistic networking in the self-storage industry.

Contact Us

info@cogentcapitalgrp.com

 

Cogent combines the best-in-class professionals in capital management and real estate development. We are able to combine our professional expertise into a nimble commercial real estate company capable of capitalizing on opportunities quickly while minimizing downside risks.