The Self-Storage Academy

Discover How to Start and Grow a Successful Self-Storage Business at the Industry’s Premier Self-Storage Investing Event

Live Self-Storage Academy May 13th to 15th 2021
In Orlando, FL
* Next Date: Live Self-Storage Academy August 5th to 7th 2021
In Dallas, TX
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10 Reasons to Attend the Self-Storage Academy




      • Scott Meyers

    I want to invite you to our special Self Storage Academy LIVE event, because this is an event you absolutely do not want to miss out on. Over the past year my partners and I have purchased more than 5,000 units totaling more than 1 MILLION square feet of self storage across the country. And at this event, we are going to show you exactly how we did it.



          • We’re the best at what we do…

        Since 1993, our organization has been buying and selling real estate with Investors of Self Storage from coast to coast. Along the way, we have created the most advanced systems being used to invest in virtually every market in the Country.

        Bottom line, we know what we’re doing! This is a rare opportunity to learn from some real professionals in a live setting.

      • This is not a multi-speaker pitch fest.
    You’ll hear from members of our team of Self Storage Investing, trusted partners, and successful students – that’s it! Not a bunch of “so-called” experts pitching you on the next get rich quick scheme. We guide you through a curriculum-based experience that provides you with real, actionable information you can implement immediately.
          • It is NOT 3 days of case studies from 2006…
        Everything you’ll see and hear are the strategies that are working RIGHT NOW that you can “Plug and Play” into your own investing plan. You will leave The Self Storage Academy with a blueprint to begin implementing immediately. This is the year to launch your self storage career, and now, you can have the best in the business show you how.
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      • It is 100% Intermediate to Advanced Content
    At times it will feel like you’re drinking from a fire hose, but you’ll never be bored or underwhelmed. If you haven’t already consumed our Home Study Content, then this is NOT your event.
          • Take Your Game To The Next Level
        The key to progress is certainly not a strategic system or business process – it’s the consequence of focus and execution. At the Self-Storage Academy, you will connect and learn from highly successful people to Invest in self storage that are going to share their experience and knowledge on how to make a mental shift, how to execute once you leave, and how to achieve amazing results and balance in business and life.


      • Unprecedented access to Scott, His Team, and Other “Players” in the Market

    The greatest advantage that live occasions have over books and home study courses is the access that you have to the master. With live events, if you have an inquiry, you don’t need to stress over messaging client support and standing by to find a solution. You simply ASK ME! But, having expanded access to me, you’ll additionally approach my group and other “A Players” in the self storage industry.


    Not just to “network”… but to LEARN. There will likewise be various underground millionaires you’ve never known about, who, without any help, make A LOT more than all big name speakers you’ll see at the self storage trade shows – joined! These Self-Storage Rockstars stay under the radar, however in the event that you pose a great deal of inquiries and purchase a couple of cups of coffee, or beverages at the bar, will undoubtedly meet at least one of them.




          • It’s the Best Use of Your Time.

        During the 3-day Self Storage Academy, you will get roughly 20 hours of hard-hitting, no fluff content. Your average “online class” is 3 – 5 hours, so this resembles going through 3 days to expend four or five massive classes! Imagine how much more successful you will be after consuming this much content – this fast. And the truly crazy thing is that nothing… NOTHING of what you’re going to learn to Invest in storage units during this 3 days can be found in an ebook or even those expensive home study courses that seemingly get launched every week. I know because I buy every course that comes out, and believe me when I say that no one else can show you what we’re going to show you, because no one else is doing what we’re doing.

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      • Dollar for Dollar, There’s No Better Way to Invest Your Money
    In the point above, I talked about how The Self Storage Academy is equal to the amount of information in four or five big box information products. Well, when you consider that most (if not all) big ticket home study courses retail for $997 – $1,997, you would need to spend $5,000 – $10,000 just to get the same AMOUNT of information you’re going to get during this 3-day workshop. And again, that’s just what you would need to spend to get the same AMOUNT of information…not the same QUALITY of information. The truth is, most big box information products are 60 – 70% fluff, and NONE of them (not even our own high ticket home study courses) cover what we’ll be covering at this event.

          • Guaranteed Consumption of Content!
        If you’re anything like me, you’ve already invested thousands…maybe even tens of thousands of dollars in your education. And you know what? That’s a good thing! But if you’re anything like me, you have products on your shelf that still have the shrink-wrap on them. As business owners and marketing professionals, it’s hard to balance continuing education and actually growing your business. But with The Self Storage Academy, there’s not a question of whether or not you’ll consume the content we’re providing to you. You’ll be in a different city…away from your business and away from distraction. This time YOU WILL consume the information…YOU WILL get immediate value by Investing in storage units and YOU WILL make more money because of it.

Student Success Stories

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Brian Thorn & Kim Pilcher

Kingsland Storage Center

Location of Facility: 13500 Hwy 40, Kingsland, GA 31548

Square Feet: 13,700

Number of Units: 94

Method for Finding the Deal: On market

Acquisition Price: $230k 

Cap Rate at Purchase: 3.4

NET Monthly Cash Flow (After any Debt Service): Break-even to start, increasing from there.

Funding Type: Owner finance 12 months, bank loan month 13

Closing Date: May 30, 2020

Why did you like The Deal? Huge value adds, way below market rents, lots of deferred maintenance, no software – our chance to bring it up to current small-town standards. 4 ac for expansion.

The strategy you learned from Self Storage Profits, Inc. that helped you the most: How to analyze a facility, how to see the different options with purchasing.

Exit Strategy/future plans: 3-year hold, then sell or begin expansion.

Facility Website:

www.kingslandstoragecenter.com

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Scott and Shannon Kimber

Scott: “This event was a culmination of gathering all the tools necessary for a serious investor to actually be successful in this business and also an opportunity for us to meet Scott and his team and the kind of values that they expose.

If you missed weekend, what I would say is find when the next event is…

…If you’re serious about changing your life and getting into the self-storage business find the next event and go to it. Thank you for being willing to share your experience. And your passion for other people is apparent and that’s not always easy to find, out there in the real world. They’re willingness to mentor, tell it like it is to make sure that your success is their success is a breath of fresh air. We really appreciate that and we are absolutely looking forward to joining forces and doing great things.”

Shannon: “Just reiterating again what Scott said already, we know that we need to surround ourselves with people that are smarter than us. We need to stay experts in what we do and we need to surround ourselves with people who are expert in what they do. So that when we’re partnered together we’re an unstoppable force and clearly we all have God on our side and so nothing will stop us now.”

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Faircloth Family (Nelson, Richard, Jonathan & Charity)

Bluff Road Self Storage

Location of Facility: Apalachicola, FL

Square Feet: 11,900

Number of Units: 114

Method for Finding the Deal: Direct Mail

Acquisition Price: $460,000

Cap Rate at Purchase: 12.58%

NET Monthly Cash Flow (After any Debt Service): $23,052

Funding Type: SBA

Closing Date: April 30, 2020

Why did you like The Deal? Cash Flow- We received funding for immediate expansion which will bring our cash flow up to $50,148 in year 2 after debt service

The strategy you learned from Self Storage Profits, Inc. that helped you the most: Underwriting- we were very conservative coming in and it will pay dividends for the life of the project.

Exit Strategy/future plans: Expand with Boxwell Portables (3,552 sqft YR1 and another 1,920 sqft YR 3)

Facility Website:

Bluffroadstorage.com

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Faith & Kerry

“I woke up at 5am to drive to our 8am closing and was wondering do I really want to do this? But I trusted our training and followed through. We are on track to beat Moore’s law, doubling our units (or cash flow) every 18 months. Still a lot of work ahead, but at least we can drink wine in our office! (Not cool at my city job)”

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Mary Malloy

Ramsey Storage Center

Ramsey Storage Center had its Grand Opening yesterday, on June 11, 2020, with owner Bob Mikulak cutting the ribbon.

In attendance at the ceremony were the Mayor of Ramsey MN, John LeTourneau, as well as members of the Ramsey City Council and Chamber of Commerce.

Everyone who sees the building loves it with many commenting on how beautiful it looks!

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Thomas Mattingly

“I came to this event knowing that I was going to learn about self-storage, but it’s really beyond my wildest dreams, about the content, the plan, just the people that Scott surrounded himself with. So it’s been an absolute pleasure, and very gratifying. Would recommend to anybody…

…If you missed this weekend you missed a great event, really incredible information, just a great group to be around. Tremendous networking, I met a lot of new friends and future business partners. There’s no real word that can describe how tremendous these people are, how giving how incredible, knowledgeable. Just a tremendous fantastic group.”

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David and Elisabeth Landoll

Southside Storage

Thank you very much for the lovely bottle of wine to help us celebrate the closing of Southside Storage! That was very thoughtful of you, and much appreciated.

And, I’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating. Thank you for all that you do every day. We truly could not have done this deal without you and your organization’s help, guidance, advice, connections, experience, and encouragement…

I’m proud to be a part of this organization and looking forward to doing more deals with you going forward.

Best regards,
David and Elisabeth Landoll

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Cody Babb

Lake Brown Mini Storage

“After attending the Self Storage Academy, my father David and I found a 115 unit, Bank owned Facility worth $600,000. We bought it for $310,000 and the Bank Financed the entire amount PLUS a new Gate System, and agreed to 4 months no payments at 4% for 20 years with a 10-year balloon!”

Our Expert Educators

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Scott Meyers

My name is Scott Meyers, and I am known as the Nation’s Leading Expert in the self-storage business. However, I personally don’t consider myself a Self Storage Investing expert in all aspects of the industry as many have labeled me… I’ve been the architect of dozens of extremely successful real estate transactions since I began my real estate career in 1993. I also invested in a deal that turned out to be a financial disaster for one of my companies. Which deal taught me the most? 

The one that nearly broke us! All I am really an expert at is making mistakes and learning from them. The key is that I learn from my missteps, I pay attention to my mistakes, and I have become an expert at not making the same mistake twice and at learning from each one. And along the way, I’ve become an expert at teaching others about the business and how to avoid those same mistakes I have made while investing in self storage.

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Rick Pendykoski

Founder | Self-Directed Retirement Plans, LLC

Rick Pendykoski is owner of the Self Directed Retirement Plans LLC, a retirement planning firm based in Goodyear, Arizona. He has over three decades of experience working with investments and retirement planning, and over the last 10 years has turned his focus to self-directed accounts and alternative investments.

Terry Campbell

Terry Campbell

General Manager | Live Oak Bank

I have seen a lot of changes in the industry in over 25 years! I love to use my experience that I gained at a large self-storage building supplier where we also did the construction of the buildings. As a lender, I have helped people see things in their potential acquisition or new building that they may not have seen themselves, which can save them time and money.

Annie Williams

Anne Williams

Senior Associate | Marcus & Millichap

Anne Williams has served the self-storage industry for 18 years in many different capacities. She began her career at Extra Space Storage on the Acquisitions Team and later transitioned to Operations where she managed a 15-property portfolio in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Jesse Luke

Partner | EquiCap Commercial

In 2015, I started EquiCap Commercial, and created the Self Storage Advisory Group. I have completed numerous transactions, representing both private and institutional buyers and sellers in the self-storage marketplace, with an aggregate value in excess of $120 Million.

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Kathryn East

Kathryn East is a Coach/Mentor for Self Storage Investing and Owner of Sopapta, LLC who helps new storage owners valuate and define facilities to fit their goals.  Kathryn is also an Operations Specialist specific to self-storage with 12 years of experience in the industry from ground level to ownership.

Event Agenda

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Frequently Asked Questions

Postponed due to Coronavirus. Dates will be available when we are able to safely schedule another event.

We secure hotels in either the downtown city or close to the airport for convenience of our out of town travelers. Once you purchase your ticket and reserve your place, full hotel information will be sent with room block information included. PLEASE NOTE: We strongly suggest securing your place at least 30 days out from the event as Scott’s events do book up quickly.
Entry for our event is a ticket for each attendee but accessibility to our FULL team during the event is FREE.
Our event planning staff takes this into consideration and will attempt to make convenient arrangements for you during the run of the event at the hotel.
The dress code for the event is casual. We do suggest that you bring a sweater or light jacket with you for when you are in the classroom as the meeting room can be on the cold side.

Please see the agenda listed above. For those of our attendees traveling for this event, we suggest planning to arrive in Wednesday evening before the event starts and flying out on Sunday to ensure that you are available for all sessions and the full event run. Also feel free to stay either before or after the event for a few days to take in local sites in the area and make a vacation out of your trip!

YES! If your organization wishes to sponsor the Academy please contact our event coordinator to discuss packages available at [email protected]
With the exception of Thursday’s included bus tour, you are looking for a run time in the room from 8 am to 6 pm daily. Any exceptions or changes to the agenda will be announced in the room daily by Scott or the team.
We suggest to all students to have been through The Complete Guide to Finding, Evaluating, & Purchasing Self Storage Facilities™ Home Study Course manual and training videos, PLUS the Self Storage Valuator Training before arriving to the Academy to ensure that you can follow along with all terms and training during the sessions. If you do not already possess Scott’s Home Study Course and are interested in learning more about this, please call 866-693-5999 ext.5 so that our team can assist you.
You can email your additional questions to our office at [email protected] or call our support team at 866-693-5999 ext.0. Our staff is available Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm eastern time.

The Self-Storage Private Money Summit Live From Dallas, Tx

This is your opportunity to see cutting-edge syndication strategies that are creating a killing for a “select group” of commercial real estate investors and self-storage professionals.

August 5th to 7th 2021