Our Vision

To be the largest independent provider of premium self-storage in Europe. Our portfolio will be developed to market-leading environmental standards underpinning a business with ESG and quality at the core of everything we do.

Why Self-Storage?

Self-storage in Europe is massively undersupplied relative to the more mature US market but the sector is underpinned by compelling fundamentals:

  • Strong rental growth reinforced by chronic undersupply
  • Strong tailwinds from customer use cases (from remote working to growth in e-commerce) and fundamental sector growth driven by increases in customer awareness
  • Defensive asset class with strong relative performance through COVID and GFC
  • Compelling risk-adjusted returns over the long term
  • Fragmented market with significant barriers to entry for high quality pan-European platforms of scale

Why Rafter?

Rafter brings together the power and dynamism of strong, independent brands with an entrepreneurial leadership into a cohesive group to further push the boundaries of the self-storage market.

  • Clear synergies of a scaling group
  • Best practice sharing across best-in-class management teams
  • Opportunity through the provision of a high quality product in highly undersupplied markets
  • Scaled platform facilitating both access to external financing and pathways to strategic exit

Our Brands

We have five customer-centric brands spanning six markets in Europe. Our strategy has been to invest in best-in-class teams and portfolios which are in key metropolitan areas. Self-storage remains a local business, so each brand has its own tailored approach whilst leveraging the synergies of being part of a pan-European group.

Asset Acquisition

Rafter is actively seeking land acquisition opportunities across our key markets of London, Madrid, Paris, Warsaw, Prague and Berlin, as well as other major cities in Germany and Poland. Our sites deliver stores ranging from 5,000 – 15,000 sqm of gross area, depending on location.

We are also open to looking at any investment opportunities on completed assets or portfolios in these markets.

Please contact info@rafter-group.com if you have an opportunity of interest.

6

Countries

60

Stores

300,000

SQM

"Even if 1% more of the European population decides to use self storage over the next two years, there is not enough space to accommodate this demand."

Fedessa Annual Report 2023

"A self storage unit is a secure, static space, typically less than 500 square feet in size, that is to be used by a person or business for the storage of goods."

The SSA UK, Annual Report 2023

"Europe's self storage market has over 6,929 stores in operation, totalling 13.9 million sq metre in gross area."

Fedessa Annual Report 2023

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