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Investment Case

THE SOUTH AFRICAN SELF STORAGE LEADER

Leading and largest self storage property fund in South Africa, with a succesful strategic entry into the UK in 2017, which continues to grow
High-quality properties, with excellent visibility and easy access from arterial roads
Outstanding locations with high barriers to entry
Business model based on global best practice
Development capability and innovation
Market-leading operations and digital platform
Decade-long track record of developing, tenanting and operating self storage assets
Investment into sustainable technology to support business efficiency
Listed Portfolio South Africa
United Kingdom
Pipeline Portfolio
Number of properties 74 52 22 81
GLA m2 448 800 366 000 82 800 46 500
Value R7.5bn R4.7bn R2.8bn R685 million

OUR INVESTMENT CASE

  • Dynamic sector specialists, allowing for focused attention
  • Track record of growing investor returns
  • Recession-resilient sector: self storage is a niche asset class uncorrelated to traditional property drivers
  • Distribution growth underpinned by robust self storage metrics
  • Secured pipeline of acquisition and development opportunities
  • Proven ability to identify, close and integrate value-add acquisitions
  • Strong cash flow
  • Favourable operating margins
  • Attractive earnings growth
  • Healthy balance sheet and conservative gearing
  • Low bad debt record
  • Low obsolescence and ongoing maintenance capex
  • High barriers to entry in key target locations

is underpinned by

OUR SUCCESS DRIVERS

  • Diversified tenant risk (38 400+ tenants across South Africa and the UK)
  • Presence in South Africa’s main metropolitan centres – Johannesburg, Tshwane, Cape Town and Durban
  • Prominent locations on main roads or arterials, with high visibility to passing traffic
  • Committed and passionate employees
  • UK management team with significant self storage operations experience, proven local expertise and a well-located property portfolio
  • Average length of stay in South Africa – 22.7 months (existing tenants)
  • Average length of stay in UK - 31.3 months (existing tenants)
  • Growing demand and awareness among customers
  • Strong customer satisfaction, with customer service rated as “excellent” in 2020 according to the global Net Promoter Score (NPS) standard
  • In South Africa, 53% (2020: 52%) of customers store for more than one year
  • In the UK, 54% (2020: 61%) of customers store for more than one year
and

OUR VISION

OUR MISSION

To be the best self storage business in the world. To rent space.

OUR CORE VALUES

Excellence • Sustainability • Relevance • Integrity

1SA properties only