CRE #176: The Blueprint for Success with Self-Storage Investing

We all know investing in real estate is a smart move, but these days it can be difficult to get on the property ladder with historically high markets. We invited self-storage expert, Jacob Vanderslice, Principal at VanWest Partners, to join the Calibrate Real Estate Podcast this week to share the fundamentals of this strong investment class.

Jacob’s firm, VanWest Partners, is a Denver-based real estate investment firm focusing on the acquisition and management of self-storage centers throughout the United States. By focusing on this growing real estate sector, they have established a track record with over $195mm in real estate assets. Jacob and his partners’ success is driven by a commitment to delivering an expertly-executed, adaptable strategy with an institutional investment approach.

In this expansive conversation, Jacob shares his best practices for choosing the right investment, debunks the myths that this is a hands-off investment model, and shares his philosophy for managing the different types of storage assets. As Jacob says, “We think creating wealth in real estate is about passive, recurring revenue streams.” Tune in to learn more!

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  • EP #175: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking with Jon Acuff Overthinking isn’t a personality trait. It’s a fear that steals time and creativity. When New York Times bestselling author Jon Acuff changed his life by transforming his overthinking, he wondered if other people might benefit from what he discovered. He commissioned a research study to ask 10,000 people if they struggle with overthinking too, and 99.5 percent said, “Yes!” Jon joins the Calibrate Real Estate Podcast this week to share how he turned overthinking from a super problem to a superpower.
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  • EP #173: Doors Open When You Knock Originally from Southern California, Steven Ross began selling real estate there in 2005, and after moving to Colorado in 2009, he built another real estate practice from scratch. Steven says that he was the “worst type of person to be a real estate agent” because: He’s an introvert.  He doesn’t work nights or weekends. You can’t find him online (at least up through 2020). He doesn’t do parties or events. In fact, he’s completely antisocial. Yet he built a successful real estate business twice by doing one thing and one thing only: knocking on doors—over 125,000 of them. In addition to selling real estate, Steven has spent the last 20 years studying and helping people move forward in the areas of life that are important to them.

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