10:30 – 11:00

Industry Report Launch

30 mins Session

Hear how the industry performed across Europe during the pandemic; the countries which outperformed others, the impact on industry growth and more in the Annual Industry Report.


Ollie Saunders


Ollie Saunders is the Lead Director for Alternatives across EMEA at JLL, where he has specialised throughout his career since the mid-1990s in self storage from a valuation, brokerage and corporate finance perspective, enabling him and his team to provide first-hand transactional experience with valuation professionalism.   

He leads a team of more than 10 surveyors and data analysts working across Europe in more than 12 countries and has transacted a number of sales of self storage assets across EMEA, as well as equity raises.  He joined JLL in 2014 from Deloitte where he was an equity partner and the head of valuation.   

Ollie co-authored the UK Self Storage Association Survey between 2009 and 2014, and the FEDESSA Survey since 2014, and also authored the RICS guide on valuation methodology for self storage and other alternative asset types.

Izeldi Loots

Director - Valuation Advisory - Alternatives, JLL

Izeldi leads the Alternatives Valuation and Advisory team at JLL with a focus on self storage. The specialist team in London works with local European teams to service clients across EMEA providing valuation and consulting advice to institutional investors, lenders, entrepreneurs and family offices.


She has more than 10 years’ experience in the  self storage industry, having worked for a family owned and operated self storage company in  South Africa. The company was a market leader and successfully sold to a listed self storage REIT on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. More recently, she authored valuation guidance notes for self storage properties for the RICS.  

Daniel Thorpe

Senior Research Analyst, JLL

Daniel is the senior research analyst for alternative and living markets at JLL. The research team at JLL provides commentary, thought leadership and consultancy services through the creation of market leading data, forecasts, publications and presentations.

Daniel has nearly 8 years’ experience in the real estate sector and has developed a particular focus on the self storage sector, having been involved in the production of the FEDESSA survey for the past 6 years.