Paul Darden Company

About Us

Paul Darden Company specializes in brokering, management and development of self-storage facilities throughout the southwest to both national and regional self-storage operators. Clients include U-Haul, Sovran, U-Store-It, Securcare, Assured Self Storage, Storage Trust, Strategic Storage, Optivest, Storage UPREIT and many others.

Actively involved in real estate brokerage and development for over forty years in the Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, California and Arizona markets, we successfully brokered over $500M in storage properties. Most recently, we brokered the largest single facility in Texas having over 1,300 units at nearly 300,000 square feet.

We utilize our appraisal experience by performing feasibility studies, income and expense analyses, and advisory services for our clients. As a commercial real estate appraiser, we appraise all types of commercial real estate in various markets around the country. Darden also consults on the design and construction of self-storage projects, and have administered the development of over 1,000,000 square feet of commercial construction.

As third party management of self-storage facilities, we have managed properties representing over 1.2M Square feet of rental area, and have represented sales in excess of 200 self-storage facilities. The firm has managed over 60+ self-storage facilities in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Little Rock, Oklahoma City and Louisiana areas. In 2006, Paul Darden Company was rated as one of the Top 50 Operators in the self-storage industry.

Recently, Paul Darden Company created the data mining “District Manager” software for the self-storage industry. Currently, owners with over 700 facilities throughout the U.S.are using the software to save thousands of dollars at each of their locations.

The Paul Darden Company are active members and guest speakers for of both the Texas Self Storage Association and the state and national Self Storage Associations. We have written Broker's Opinion of Value letters including Property Analysis, Market Analysis, Financial Analysis and Investment Analysis criteria.

In short, we are skilled negotiators, experienced analyzers of business operations, and actively follow and predict the effect of economic trends on the self storage industry.