• John Casmon

Attracting Investors, Self-Storage, and the Best Ever Conference with Ben Lapidus


Ben Lapidus is the Chief Financial Officer for Spartan Investment Group LLC. He has applied his finance and business development skills to construct a portfolio of over $100M assets under management and $200M of debt capital. In addition to completing over 50 real estate transactions, Ben is the founder and host of the Best Ever Real Estate Investing Conference and managing partner of Indigo Ownerships LLC. We talked to Ben about how you can attract unicorn investors, what self-storage looks like today, and the “Best Ever Conference”. LISTEN HERE:


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[00:01 – 04:57] Opening Segment

  • Ben talks about his background.

  • How partnering with people helped him grow;

  • How he started The Best Ever Conference;

[04:57 – 17:31] Attracting Unicorn Investors

  • The things Ben did to attract unicorn investors;

  • How can you build relationships with people;

  • Some of the lessons he learned transitioning from single family to multifamily

  • The importance of doing what you love;

  • How the Best Ever Conference was born;

  • How Ben got involved with the Spartan Investment Group;

[17:31 – 35:18] Self Storage and The Best Ever Conference

  • What made him focus on self-storage;

  • The upsides of self-storage;

  • What self-storage looks like today;

  • Ben’s self-storage buying criteria;

  • He talks about the Best Ever Conference

[35:18 – 41:05] Round of Insights

Apparent Failure:

Losing all his money when doing flips

Digital Resource:

Salesforce

Most Recommended Book:

The Big Picture

Daily Habit:

Meditation

#1 Insight for Investing:

Bet on the team before you bet on the thesis or on the asset.

Best Place to Grab a Bite in Denver:

Lingor

Contact Ben:

To learn more go to spartan-investors.com. You can register to the “Best Ever Conference” here.

Tweetable Quotes:

“As long as it’s a complementary audience quality, it’s only going to continue to blossom.” - Ben Lapidus "There are more self-storage facilities than McDonald's, Starbucks, and Burger Kings in the US combined." - Ben Lapidus

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