July 31, 2021
INCREASE IN CASH DISTRIBUTIONS
Due to the instant cash flow from the car wash operation, the cash distributions for NationWide Self Storage & Auto Wash Trust (the “Kamloops Property”) started on September 30, 2020, just 2 months after opening. The distributions were shortly thereafter increased by 50% i.e. from $0.10 to $0.15 per unit. In celebration of the 1 year of operations an additional distribution was paid in July 2021.
Our Self Storage facility continues to exceed expectations with a current occupancy rate at the end of Q2 of 70.1%. In a quarter which is usually on the slower side, the facility has continued its growth surpassing the 35+ rentals per month to 60+ rentals per month, with an increase unit occupancy of 24.8% (8.2% average monthly). In the first year of operating the facility has outperformed all expectations & industry standards.
At the beginning of April board/rack/street rates increased which brought our rates above our competition in the Kamloops market. These increases have not affected the continued growth at the location as rentals have continued to increase.
We have completed the first rounds of rent increase for unit leased in Q3 to selected tenants that have been renting for 9+ months with Q4 leased units in the process of increases for October 1st. we have experienced no move outs due to rental increases.
We have 28 Google reviews for our facility and they are slowly increasing with a 4.9 out of 5 star rating.
AUTO WASH UPDATE
Express AutoSpa has had a strong first year and so far, and we are outperforming expectations. Customer feedback has continued to be enthusiastic.
The tunnel upgrades are now complete, including new car wash equipment to improve wash times and reduce large line-ups.
Our car per day (“cpd”) volumes have continued to grow throughout the past few months. The May – July average cpd was 414 which was above expectations for the summer months that are typically slower for the car wash. During the months of May, June and July there were over 12,000 cars washed per month.
We currently have over 700 Unlimited Wash Club members. The membership program provides monthly recurring revenue (Unlimited Bronze and/or Platinum car wash for $29.95 and $44.95 respectively). On average, we estimate that members use the wash 2.5–3 times a month making this model very effective. We will be increasing prices to $34.95 and $49.95 this coming September and will include free unlimited vacuums for our Platinum members. The slight reduction in memberships is due to members suspending memberships during the quieter summer months.
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