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Kris Benson: How to Easily Make Money with Self-Storage Investments

Kris Benson, is the chief investment officer for Reliant Investments, a subsidiary of Reliant Real Estate Management. Reliant Real Estate is one of the top 30 commercial self-storage operators in the U.S. in 2018. As chief investment officer at Reliant, Kris is a member of the company’s investment committee that is responsible for overseeing the company’s new acquisitions. Kris also is responsible for investor relations and working with accredited investors to raise the capital needed for Reliant’s acquisition of new self-storage properties.

Kris is an investor in commercial multifamily as well as commercial self-storage and currently has over 570 units in his portfolio. While commercial multifamily is a great asset class, he believes the opportunity right now is in self-storage. In the last 12 months the Reliant team has invested over $96MM in self-storage projects and raised over $38MM from investors. Self-Storage provides a unique opportunity to invest in one of the most successful asset classes in the past 5 years and take advantage of the institutional interest moving forward.

During the show we discuss…

  • What you need to know before starting your own self storage
  • Why consider self-storage investing
  • Why there is so little competition in this asset class
  • How you can earn high returns with self-storage
  • How to best monetize properties
  • How to make money with storage without doing the work
  • The type of returns self-storage produces
  • The upside of investing in a tangible asset like commercial self-storage
  • Risks involved in self-storage investment
  • The importance of location in self-storage
  • Building or buying storage units
  • How quickly you can make money with self-storage
  • How to decide how long to keep a property for
  • The improvements to consider to increase the value of the facility
  • How the next recession could impact self-storage
  • How to earn 65% returns with this asset class
  • Why self-storage is so much better than residential investing
  • The future of self-storage in real estate
  • And much more

Show resources:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kris-benson

http://www.krisbenson.com/

https://www.reliantinvestments.com

https://m.facebook.com/reliantinvestments/

 

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