Opportunities in Self-Storage with Kris Benson | Become A Real Estate Investor, with Brad Smotherman

Kris Benson is a full time real estate investor, operating self-storage all across the country.

In this episode we talk about how he got involved in real estate, how he bought a group of duplexes, but decided that he didn’t really like that asset class because he wasn’t able to scale; how he then decided to jump into multifamily by developing and constructing a 64-unit multifamily complex in a town which has not seen development in almost 30 years; and finally how he transitioned from that into the self-storage world.

Kris is also operating Reliant Fund and raising 50 millions right now, so he shares how you can get involved in the self-storage world across the country if you are an accredited investor.

What We Cover:

  • How and why Kris got into real estate at the age of 29
  • Finding opportunity for development in an unlikely town in the US
  • What is multifamily syndication
  • Investing in mobile home parks vs. self-storage
  • How Kris analyzes self-storage micro-markets
  • How to keep self-storage relevant and are there any value add opportunities there
  • Predicted growth of the self-storage market
  • How Kris’s Reliant Fund operates