Self-Storage: A Recession-Resistant Asset-Class with Jacob Vanderslice

Jacob Vanderslice is a Principal at VanWest Partners, a Denver-based real estate investment firm focusing on the acquisition and management of self-storage centers and other opportunistic real estate throughout the United States. VanWest has 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. KEY POINTS Why Jacob focus on self-storage than any other asset-classes Diversification in real estate Investing in self-storage during a changing economy Why self-storage management is critical Value-add opportunities in self-storage Factors to consider in choosing a self-storage properties Debt and lending options for self-storage Self-storage investing advice LIGHTNING QUESTIONS 1. What was your biggest hurdle getting started in real estate investing, and how did you overcome it? Not knowing anything, making mistakes, and being under-capitalized. Overcame it over time by doing deals, learning about operations, execution, underwriting, and financing, and just learning by doing. 2. Do you have a personal habit that contributes to your success? Calendar blocking to focus on the important and less of the urgent. 3. Do you have an online resource that you find valuable? (Daily Mail) (LinkedIn) 4. What book would you recommend to the listeners and why? (In the Kingdom of Ice) book by Hampton Sides 5. If you’d go back and give advice to your 20-year-old self to get started investing in real estate, what would you tell? “Don’t sell anything.” RESOURCES Email: [email protected] (LinkedIn) (VanWest Partners) Visithttp://m/gp/product/B00NB86OYE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8andtag=jacob0ee-20andcamp=1789andcreative=9325andlinkCode=as2andcreativeASIN=B00NB86OYEandlinkId=100a9d2905599266aa7088bba0a33d55 ( Audible) for a free trial and free audiobook download!

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Are you interested in Real Estate Investing, but don't know how or where to start? Are you a young professional or just starting to explore the possibility of investing in cash flowing real estate? The Real Estate Way to Wealth and Freedom podcast aims to help people just like you build wealth and achieve financial freedom through real estate investing, with a focus on investing in apartment buildings. With actionable content from weekly interviews with real estate investors, lenders, brokers, tax attorneys, and other real estate professionals, you'll have the education necessary to begin your real estate investing journey. Jacob Ayers is a young professional who started investing in real estate at the age of 25. As a real estate investor and entrepreneur, Jacob aspires to help you achieve financial freedom through real estate investing. If terms such as passive income, lifestyle engineering, wealth creation, and freedom resonate with you, then you're sure to get value from this podcast! If you want to live a life of fulfillment while doing the things you love, then this is the podcast for you!