104 episodes

This is the Self-Storage podcast, where we share the knowledge and skills from the industries leading investors, developers, and operators to help you launch and grow your self-storage investing business. Over the past 20 years, we have acquired, converted, developed, and syndicated over 2 million square feet of self-storage nationwide. Along with my amazing team at Self Storage Investing, we have helped thousands of people achieve greatness in self-storage.

The Self Storage Podcast Scott Meyers

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 63 Ratings

This is the Self-Storage podcast, where we share the knowledge and skills from the industries leading investors, developers, and operators to help you launch and grow your self-storage investing business. Over the past 20 years, we have acquired, converted, developed, and syndicated over 2 million square feet of self-storage nationwide. Along with my amazing team at Self Storage Investing, we have helped thousands of people achieve greatness in self-storage.

    Ep104: The Fundamentals of Leadership and Business Growth - Dutch Mendenhall

    Ep104: The Fundamentals of Leadership and Business Growth - Dutch Mendenhall

    This week, Dutch Mendenhall joins us to reveal how to promote betterment and excellence when leading a team and why it’s vital to uphold your integrity at all times. Find out how to be good at preparing for market crises, making better decisions, and more! This episode is a conversation you don’t want to miss! 


    WHAT TO LISTEN FOR


    Key principles in developing a successful team to work with
    Why you need to grasp and figure out your calling
    How to prove your integrity as an investor and business owner
    The power of humility in the real estate business
    Inspiring pieces of advice on your kickstart in self-storage investing
     
    ABOUT DUTCH MENDENHALL


    Dutch Mendenhall is the co-founder and CEO of RAD Diversified REIT and currently oversees six Real Estate Investment Funds (REITs). His company has commercial, residential, farming, and construction assets. He was a former baseball coach for the University of San Francisco and later pivoted to the business and real estate industry. He believes in taking care of people first: investors, the team that drives the funds, vendors, contractors, tenants, and many more. In his spare time, Dutch enjoys spending time with his family. His top priorities in life are God, Family, and Health. He has a passion for assisting individuals to achieve the level of financial success that they could only dream of.


    CONNECT WITH DUTCH


    Website: RAD Diversified https://raddiversified.com/
    LinkedIn: Dutch Mendenhall https://www.linkedin.com/in/dutchmendenhall/
    LinkedIn: RAD Diversified https://www.linkedin.com/company/raddiversified/


    CONNECT WITH US


    Website: https://www.selfstorageinvesting.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/selfstorageinvesting
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SelfStorageGuy
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottameyers/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SelfStorageInvesting
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/self_storage_investing/


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    • 34 min
    Ep103: Supporting Small Businesses With A Unique Self-Storage Niche - Chris Long

    Ep103: Supporting Small Businesses With A Unique Self-Storage Niche - Chris Long

    In this episode, Chris Long shares his success story in growing a company that offers custom yards and storage spaces for contractors from the ground up. We’ll also chat about the importance of conducting market analysis, why you should trust the process, and believe in the value of your business ideas. Start listening to know more!


    WHAT TO LISTEN FOR


    The essential nature of identifying the ideal and perfect avatar
    When is the right time to raise rents for your storage facilities
    How to select the best markets and the factors to consider
    Why it’s a priority to cater to the needs of the local community
    Helpful pieces of advice on how to keep going as a real estate investor
     
    ABOUT CHRIS LONG
     
    Chris is the founder, CEO, and operator of Longyards Storage. He was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, and had an entrepreneurial vision and mindset at a young age. Before venturing full-time into the real estate industry, he opened Conrad Construction in 2013 and served as a licensed carpenter. The first Longyards storage facility was built in his hometown. After seeing the massive potential of his business, he decided to move to the United States to grow and scale the business and provide storage spaces for more contractors and construction companies.


    CONNECT WITH CHRIS


    Website: Longyards https://longyards.com/
    Facebook: Longyards Storage https://www.facebook.com/longyards/
    Email: clong@longyards.com
    Phone:(941) 278-1995


    CONNECT WITH US


    Website: https://www.selfstorageinvesting.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/selfstorageinvesting
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SelfStorageGuy
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottameyers/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SelfStorageInvesting
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/self_storage_investing/


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    • 28 min
    Ep102: Have A Top-Tier Team to Secure Longevity - Scott Lewis

    Ep102: Have A Top-Tier Team to Secure Longevity - Scott Lewis

    Scott Lewis is back on the show and will walk you through how to scale your business with your team effectively and why you should strategically head into a recession. We’ll also chat about decision-making and what makes optionality and flexibility valuable, so listen now ‘coz you don’t want to miss out on this episode!




    WHAT TO LISTEN FOR


    The power of being flexible for both great and risky circumstances
    Best thing to exercise when bringing in new team members
    Why its recommended to have more than enough cash reserves
    How to create lasting relationships with your buyers and sellers
    A practice that can assist you during market downturns


     


    RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED


    Thinking In Bets by Annie Duke | Hardcover https://amzn.to/3qmqPRH & Audiobook https://amzn.to/3qhSN0G
    Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Paperback https://amzn.to/3QqB02f & Hardcover https://amzn.to/3AWdvIx
    Leadership by Doris Kearns Goodwin | Hardcover https://amzn.to/3QoXfFC & Paperback https://amzn.to/3RGXL2S
    The 4 Disciplines Of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling | Hardcover https://amzn.to/3D1yEUp & Audiobook  https://amzn.to/3KVP2YD




    ABOUT SCOTT LEWIS


     


    Scott Lewis is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Spartan Investment Group, LLC (SIG). He is responsible for the company's strategic direction and ensuring it aligns with its mission, Improve Lives Through Real Estate. Before Spartan, Scott was a regional sales manager for a biotech firm, had various positions in strategic and project management for the federal government, and was on active duty as an Infantry Officer. He is an Iraqi Freedom Combat Vet and now an active US Army Reserves. Scott has degrees in Chemistry and Marketing, graduating from Michigan State University. He also has an MS in Management from Catholic University and a Certificate in Project Management from Georgetown University.




    CONNECT WITH SCOTT


    Website: Spartan Investment Group, LLC https://spartan-investors.com/
    LinkedIn: Scott J. Lewis https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-j-lewis-aa616027/




    CONNECT WITH US



    Website: https://www.selfstorageinvesting.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/selfstorageinvesting
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SelfStorageGuy
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottameyers/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SelfStorageInvesting
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/self_storage_investing/


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    • 43 min
    Ep101: Establishing Investor-Sponsor Strategic Relationships - Brian Martinez

    Ep101: Establishing Investor-Sponsor Strategic Relationships - Brian Martinez

    Finding the right sponsor could be risky and complicated for you as a new investor, but we'll have you covered in this episode! We invited Brian Martinez back on the show to guide us with his expertise in evaluating sponsors, building connections, and advice on how to get started in real estate the right way. Tune in and take this opportunity to invest wisely in a changing market environment!


    WHAT TO LISTEN FOR


    Things investors should consider when looking for the right sponsor
    Why sponsors must identify investors’ motivation, goal, and purpose for investing
    Best advice for people to start investing in real estate
    The role of having an online presence in attracting more investors
    Tips for underwriting deals for self-storage and other asset classes


    RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED


    Better Business Bureau https://www.bbb.org/
    The Definitive Guide to Underwriting Multifamily Acquisitions by Robert Beardsley | Paperback https://amzn.to/3CTuxcL


    ABOUT BRIAN MARTINEZ


    Brian Martinez is the Senior Business Development Representative of NuView Trust Company. Brian began his career in sales and business development with 15 years as a sales coach for a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company, where he built teams to adapt to new market trends. Brian has since used his industry knowledge to work his way up to his current position as the Retail Sales Manager at NuView Trust – a premier, regulated custodian for self-directed alternative investments. Since working with NuView, Brian has had the privilege of developing new relationships with his clients and referral partners while helping them to continue building their wealth using self-direction. Brian’s passion lies in educating others on the endless investment possibilities afforded by using self-directed accounts and providing individuals with the right tools to get started on their alternative investment journey.


    CONNECT WITH BRIAN


    Email: bmartinez@nuviewtrust.com 
    Phone: 407-519-9172


    CONNECT WITH US


    Website: https://www.selfstorageinvesting.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/selfstorageinvesting
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SelfStorageGuy
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottameyers/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SelfStorageInvesting
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/self_storage_investing/


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    • 34 min
    Ep100: Smarter Wealth Creation Through Active Real Estate Investing - Dr. Ross Stryker

    Ep100: Smarter Wealth Creation Through Active Real Estate Investing - Dr. Ross Stryker

    From being a medical professional to becoming an active investor in multiple real estate niches and other business ventures, we’ll be talking about what it takes to be on another level of success through real estate investing. Ross Stryker reveals secrets to his accomplishment, the value of taking action as an investor, and why your health should be your top priority. Take this opportunity to learn more, so tune in!


    WHAT TO LISTEN FOR


    The reward of joining real estate and mastermind groups
    How taking action and staying persistent could take you further in business
    Advantages of investing and navigating different types of investments
    Existing issues and crises in the housing market and affordable housing
    Advice on how to prioritize self-care and focus on good health habits


    RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED


    Life Force by Tony Robbins | Hardcover https://amzn.to/3pzdc12 & Audiobook https://amzn.to/3QHQtfc
    The Win-Win Wealth Strategy by Tom Wheelwright | Hardcover https://amzn.to/3caE18P & Audiobook https://amzn.to/3TaIjOb
    Who Ate Lunch With Abraham by Asher Intrater https://amzn.to/3dKLxHN
    MONEY Master the Game by Tony Robbins https://amzn.to/3dMrOaG


    ABOUT DR. ROSS STRYKER


    Ross Stryker is a founder and CEO of Smart Asset Opportunities – which helps educate busy small business owners to take charge of their own financial freedom plans. He practiced dentistry and specialized in Orthodontics for over 35 years – 12 of those years were while serving in the US Army – reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and later in private practice where he grew one of the largest single doctor practices in the country. Ross has owned 40+ single-family homes and written two books – one specifically on real estate investing. He has been part of 4 different masterminds and attends additional conferences, seminars, and meetings with elite real estate investors. He knows that unlike wall street where insider information will get you thrown in jail – in real estate investing – that is where the real opportunities can be found. It is not the asset that makes the opportunity work – it’s the people behind the asset. Having participated in a multitude of commercial projects, including Self Storage facilities, mobile home parks, office complexes, ATM purchases, a coffee farm in Panama, apartment complexes, and even a resort in Belize. Ross has invested in and in many cases helped with capital raises on projects worth 10’s millions of dollars. His latest project is StoreEase of Fultondale. 


    CONNECT WITH DR. ROSS


    Website: Smart Asset Opportunities https://www.smartassetopportunities.com/
    Phone: 417 664 0880


    CONNECT WITH US

    Website: https://www.selfstorageinvesting.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/selfstorageinvesting
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SelfStorageGuy
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottameyers/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SelfStorageInvesting
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/self_storage_investing/


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    • 32 min
    Ep99: Self-storage Lead Generation Marketing - Julie Houston

    Ep99: Self-storage Lead Generation Marketing - Julie Houston

    Lead generation is crucial to every business, and in this episode, we’ll be helping you learn a bit more about effective marketing strategies that bring results. Today’s guest Julie Houston will uncover her secrets and methods for you to discover what you can do to convert leads into profitable deals. Join us in this conversation and get tons of value.


    WHAT TO LISTEN FOR


    The importance of building client relationships in a business
    What makes TikTok an effective way to find leads
    Strategies for creating a good social media presence
    The best marketing strategy for self-storage lead generation
    2 things self-storage investors should focus on in their marketing plans


    RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED


    Gary Vaynerchuk https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/
    Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk | Paperback https://amzn.to/3dzdhiH & Audiobook https://amzn.to/3ApoNG8
    Jab, Jab, Jab, Righ Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk https://amzn.to/3SY4x5F


    ABOUT JULIE HOUSTON


    Julie Houston has been in the affiliate & marketing space for over 10 years!  She is a U.S. Navy Veteran, carrying a Master’s of Science Degree in Psychology, empowering her to build incredible relationships and inviolable value in various niches.
    Julie is dedicated and committed to working in professional relationships that carry high integrity & honesty. She has extensive experience in creating substantial business growth in lead generation and list building in the coaching and online education industry. She is skilled in creating marketing plans and implementing vigorous lead generation techniques.
    Julie is also an investor buying homes in her local market following creative deal structures with private money.


    CONNECT WITH JULIE


    Website: Fuller Wallet Media https://fullerwalletmedia.com/
    Email: hello@fullerwalletmedia.com 


    CONNECT WITH US


    Website: https://www.selfstorageinvesting.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/selfstorageinvesting
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SelfStorageGuy
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottameyers/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SelfStorageInvesting
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/self_storage_investing/


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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

~Texas Pete~ ,

Self storage education at its best

If your looking to figure out how to run, build, operate, manage a self storage property go no further than this podcast right here with Scott Meyers. Having been in self storage for 11 years myself and listened to every show from #1 to current, this show provides a very thorough education in self storage. If this isn’t enough then step 2 would be to get a course from Scott and go further.

Trevor Oldham ,

Awesome!

One of my new fav shows!

Dummy1969 ,

Great info but…

Host REALLY needs to stop saying “mmhmm” over to w of the guests a thousand times an episode. Makes it almost unlistenable.

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