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The authority on creating wealth and income through self storage.

Self Storage Income AJ Osborne

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The authority on creating wealth and income through self storage.

    174. Working with INVESTORS - Setting Expectations & Mitigating Risk w/ Caley Acevez

    174. Working with INVESTORS - Setting Expectations & Mitigating Risk w/ Caley Acevez

    Putting money into an investment deal can seem daunting - for both the investor and the sponsor. Funding a deal with private equity from investors can be extremely powerful, but it matters what happens to their money! It matters how contracts, problems, and returns are communicated and structured. 

    In this episode, we get to hear from Caley Acevez, who is the Director of Investor Relations here at Cedar Creek Capital. Caley's been with us since the beginning of AJ accepting investors to work with him. She has brought so much value in the form of overseeing capital raises, helping mitigate risk, administering contracts, and more. 

    Don't miss this incredible episode! Thanks for tuning in.

    Exclusive to SSI listeners, Forge Building Company is offering a FREE consultation and Complimentary Site Layout to jumpstart your development project. Find out more:

    https://forgebuildings.com/podcast

    Remember to SUBSCRIBE for our upcoming episodes - we have a roster of all-star guests you won't want to miss!

    Be sure to check out our partners:

    Janus International - https://www.janusintl.com/

    Live Oak Bank - liveoakbank.com/incomepodcast

    Tenant Inc. - https://www.tenantinc.com/

    Want to invest in storage without dealing with the day-to-day operations and management? Learn more about our syndication company Cedar Creek here:

    https://www.cedarcreekwealth.com/

     

    Want to pick up my best-selling book for free? You got it - just head over to the Self Storage Income website and download your free copy here: https://selfstorageincome.com/

    • 1 hr 20 min
    173. How Financing has Changed in Self Storage w/ Anna Taylor

    173. How Financing has Changed in Self Storage w/ Anna Taylor

    Welcome back my fellow self storage investing nerds! (yes I meant every word of that lol). This is your host, AJ Osborne and man do I have an episode lined up for you guys today…

    Money. Investing requires money, and a lot of it. That’s honestly probably one of the most common questions I get – how do I get the money, find the money, or raise the money enough to be able to invest in self storage? Everyone wants to know where the money comes from and how that piece of the puzzle fits in the process of buying and investing in a commercial property. 

    Please note: this episode originally had a file error where some audio would echo at certain points. That issue has been fixed as of 9/23/22. If you listened to the podcast prior to this date, please note that this is a new file with the error corrected. Apologies for the inconvenience! 

    This said, I want to give a huge welcome to an amazing guest – Anna Taylor. Anna is the Head of Self-Storage Lending at Live Oak Bank and she is an absolute self storage lending expert.  

    In this episode we talk all things self storage funding and financing, we talk market trends and she gives the latest and greatest update on what she’s currently seeing – not only that, she brought a crystal ball and told us exactly what was going to happen in the next 2 years in the self storage and lending industry… Just kidding guys, but wouldn’t that be great!?

    All said and done, by the end of this episode you’re going to have an immense understanding of the lending process, general guidelines and things to look out for, and will have the tools necessary to help you effectively close on a self storage investment.

    Be sure to reach out to Anna and Live Oak here: https://liveoakbank.com/incomepodcast 

    Thanks everybody!

    Exclusive to SSI listeners, Forge is offering a FREE consultation and Complimentary Site Layout to jumpstart your development project. Find out more:

    https://forgebuildings.com/podcast

    Remember to SUBSCRIBE for our upcoming episodes - we have a roster of all-star guests you won't want to miss!

    Be sure to check out our partners:

    Janus International - https://www.janusintl.com/

    Tenant Inc. - https://www.tenantinc.com/

    Want to invest in storage without dealing with the day-to-day operations and management? Learn more about our syndication company Cedar Creek here:

    https://www.cedarcreekwealth.com/

    Want to pick up my best-selling book for free? You got it - just head over to the Self Storage Income website and download your free copy here: https://selfstorageincome.com/

    • 50 min
    172. Capturing Leads for Self Storage Deals | Acquiring Facilities w/ Brian Mullally

    172. Capturing Leads for Self Storage Deals | Acquiring Facilities w/ Brian Mullally

    Finding a good self storage deal is not as simple as calling up an owner and pitching a price. What does it involve? 

    Brian Mullally is the VP of Acquisitions for Cedar Creek. He's found and helped us acquired numerous deals back from when we first started building our processes, to now, when we are constantly raising capital for deals rolling in. In this episode, he talks with us on his experiences in the game and some of the common downfalls to avoid.

    You'll want to stick around for an inside look inside our acquisitions process in this episode! We also have a video following up on due diligence and common mistakes. Check it out: https://youtu.be/fRZQMwl161E 

    Exclusive to SSI listeners, Forge is offering a FREE consultation and Complimentary Site Layout to jumpstart your development project. Find out more:

    https://forgebuildings.com/podcast

    Remember to SUBSCRIBE for our upcoming episodes - we have a roster of all-star guests you won't want to miss!

    Be sure to check out our partners:

    Janus International - https://www.janusintl.com/

    Live Oak Bank - liveoakbank.com/incomepodcast

    Tenant Inc. - https://www.tenantinc.com/

    Want to invest in storage without dealing with the day-to-day operations and management? Learn more about our syndication company Cedar Creek here:

    https://www.cedarcreekwealth.com/

     

    Want to pick up my best-selling book for free? You got it - just head over to the Self Storage Income website and download your free copy here: https://selfstorageincome.com/

    • 54 min
    171. Building Costs & Market Conditions | What You Need to Know w/ Hamish & Melissa

    171. Building Costs & Market Conditions | What You Need to Know w/ Hamish & Melissa

    Building a storage facility requires an in-depth look into the rapidly changing economic market. We get asked all the time - is it a good time to buy? Is this a good place to build? Inflation is rising, should I reconsider my projects?

    In this episode, we're bringing in Melissa Anderson & Hamish Bell from Forge Building Company. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone in the self storage industry with as much building and storage development experience. They monitor and keep a close pulse on the Self Storage industry because they have been doing it for well over a decade, with hundreds of facilities built. If anyone understands what's going on in the market, it's them!

    In fact, Forge has helped us build many of our storage facilities in all types of different markets, and have saved us literally hundreds of thousands of dollars on ONE deal alone.

    You'll want to stick around for all the juicy insights in this episode!

    Exclusive to SSI listeners, Forge is offering a FREE consultation and Complimentary Site Layout to jumpstart your development project. Find out more:

    https://forgebuildings.com/podcast

    Remember to SUBSCRIBE for our upcoming episodes - we have a roster of all-star guests you won't want to miss!

    Be sure to check out our partners:

    Janus International - https://www.janusintl.com/

    Live Oak Bank - liveoakbank.com/incomepodcast

    Tenant Inc. - https://www.tenantinc.com/

    Want to invest in storage without dealing with the day-to-day operations and management? Learn more about our syndication company Cedar Creek Wealth here:

    https://www.cedarcreekwealth.com/

    Investing in real estate is like climbing a mountain, depending on where you are on your journey, you need a different set of tools and resources so you can grow. That's why we created The Circle - the go-to real estate investment community to help people grow and scale in real estate. Find out more here:

    https://www.thecrecircle.com/

    Want to pick up my best-selling book for free? You got it - just head over to the Self Storage Income website and download your free copy here: https://selfstorageincome.com/

     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    170. How to Raise Capital & Start Funds for Real Estate or Private Equity w/ Bridger Pennington

    170. How to Raise Capital & Start Funds for Real Estate or Private Equity w/ Bridger Pennington

    Raising money for real estate deals can seem overly complex. It's not easy to raise hundreds of thousands - even millions - of dollars for your investment or private equity deal. 

    When it comes to raising capital, there's many ways to do it. There are private equity funds, hedgefunds, syndications, and more. How do you know what to use, and, more importantly, how to use them?

    So we're inviting Bridger Pennington, the cofounder of Fund Launch and the host of the Investment Funds Secrets podcast. Check out his website: https://www.fundlaunch.com/

     

    Exclusive to SSI listeners, Forge Building Company is offering a FREE consultation and Complimentary Site Layout. They are AJ’s go-to building contractor for all things self-storage, who has saved us literally hundreds of thousands of dollars on one deal alone. Find out more:

    https://forgebuildings.com/podcast

     

    Be sure to check out our partners!

    Janus International - https://www.janusintl.com/

    Live Oak Bank - liveoakbank.com/incomepodcast

    Tenant Inc. - https://www.tenantinc.com/

    Want to invest in storage without dealing with the day-to-day operations and management? Learn more about our syndication company Cedar Creek Wealth here:

    https://www.cedarcreekwealth.com/

    Investing in real estate is like climbing a mountain, depending on where you are on your journey, you need a different set of tools and resources so you can grow. That's why we created The Circle - the go-to real estate investment community to help people grow and scale in real estate. Find out more here:

    https://www.thecrecircle.com/

    Want to pick up my best-selling book for free? You got it - just head over to the Self Storage Income website and download your free copy here: https://selfstorageincome.com/

     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    169. Starting out in Self Storage - Lessons & Pitfalls w/ Braedon Haertling

    169. Starting out in Self Storage - Lessons & Pitfalls w/ Braedon Haertling

    Things change at an incredible pace. The economy, interest rates, inflation...how do you compensate for such a volatile financial environment?

    We always talk about passive income and how it can help you achieve financial freedom, but a common mistake made is trying to predict the future based on the past. Associating the cost of a current investment with the value of a prospective one is not only risky, but it's also dangerous.

    With today's guest, Braedon Haertling, we discuss how Storage is affected by environmental factors and how he was able to overcome a void in his other ventures by starting out in Self Storage. He is incredibly busy during his years in school studying to become a physician's assistant, but he never gave up on his desire to be in real estate. He eventually pivoted to commercial and storage, and we're glad to have him on in this episode to discuss what he learned and his experience starting out.

    Find Braedon on TikTok:

    https://www.tiktok.com/@thestoragemat

     

    The Self Storage Income Podcast is Sponsored by:

    Forge Building Company. Forge is AJ’s go-to building contractor for all things self-storage. In AJ's words "Forge has saved us literally hundreds of thousands of dollars on one deal alone" 

    Exclusive to SSI listeners, Forge is offering a FREE consultation and Complimentary Site Layout. Get in touch with Forge here:  - https://forgebuildings.com/podcast

     

     

     The Self Storage Income Podcast is also sponsored by:

    Janus International - https://www.janusintl.com/

    Live Oak Bank - liveoakbank.com/incomepodcast

    Tenant Inc. - https://www.tenantinc.com/

    Want to invest in storage without dealing with the day-to-day operations and management? Learn more about our syndication company Cedar Creek Wealth here:

    https://www.cedarcreekwealth.com/

    Investing in real estate is like climbing a mountain, depending on where you are on your journey, you need a different set of tools and resources so you can grow. That's why we created The Circle - the go-to real estate investment community to help people grow and scale in real estate. Find out more here:

    https://www.thecrecircle.com/

    Want to pick up my best-selling book for free? You got it - just head over to the Self Storage Income website and download your free copy here: https://selfstorageincome.com/

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
466 Ratings

466 Ratings

Dane Barney ,

Priceless information

AJ and Conner have the knowledge you need to run and purchase self storage. It’s an amazing asset class and we purchased our first facility on a indent and gained the knowledge we need to make it successful right here on this podcast.

Pekens A. ,

AJ is your smart self-storage friend

He seems very trustworthy and super knowledgable on all things self storage. But best of all, he seems like a really great guy so you want to hear more of what he has to say.

allenbc04 ,

Thanks AJ!

Hands down my favorite podcast and resource for learning about self storage! Thanks so much for everything you do for the industry!

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