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Biannual Workshop - How to Get Into Self-Storage (8:30am live/9am virtual)

with... Multiple Speaker(s)

a full-day event featuring several experts covering a wide scope of information

Saturday, November 6, 2021 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
SLCC, Miller Campus, MFEC #203
9750 South 300 West Sandy, UT 84070

1.  The cashflow of rentals
2.  Multiple streams of cashflow from multi-family
BUT - 
Would enjoy a more "hand-offs" approach when it comes to managing customers/tenants

Investing in self-storage may be for you!

On Saturday, November 6th, the Utah REIA is hosting the Biannual Workshop, "How to Get Into Self-Storage" featuring more than 7 different experts and nothing will be pitched or sold.


9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Bank Five Nine Tyler Kohler, Luke Hoffman
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Partnering, Value-Add Skyler Hartman
11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Feasibility Studies Stephan Ross
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch (provided)  
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Out-of-State Investing Geoff Dearing
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Developing Self-Storage Ben Lakey
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Lessons from My 21 Deals Ben Bradley
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. How to Get Started  Panel of Storage Pros


Tyler Kohler: 
Tyler Kohler, owner of TK Secure Storage Properties, where we own and operate 10 fully stabilized facilities consisting of over 5,000 units across 4 states. Our properties are purchased using syndication methods. We currently have 2 facilities under contract to be purchased this year and 1 being sold in November.  Our goal is to purchase 10 positively cash-flowing properties in 2022. 
E-mail:  kohler.tyler@gmail.com 

Luke Hoffman:  Luke Hoffman is a Commercial Real Estate Finance Professional specializing in SBA Financing Nationwide. He has been in the Banking and Finance industry for 17 years. Luke has worked for Bank Five Nine for the past six years specializing in SBA financing. He works with Clients, Bankers, Certified Development Companies, and Commercial Loan Brokers sourcing deals. Luke has financed over $200 million in Commercial Real Estate loans and continues to be a leader in the industry. Luke is a father to three kids ages 12, 10, and 7.  He and his Wife, Brenda, were born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. They lived in San Diego for 10 years after they got married and have been back in Utah for ten years now. They currently reside in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.  

Skyler Hartman:  
Skyler Hartman is a commercial real estate investor with Hartman Homes Utah & Summit Properties Solutions. He has 14 years of experience in the real estate industry, and he currently specializes in sourcing off market multi-family, single-family and commercial properties.

Skyler began his career in real estate through a personal experience with seller finance in which he acquired a large amount of equity. He began his career with selling homes, however found that it took a significant amount of time from his family life. He ventured into the commercial real estate world two years ago.

Skyler is a Utah native and has grown up in the outdoors. During his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, and spending time in the mountains. Skyler is a proud father to an energetic five year old, named Cyrus, who has reshaped him as an individual and realigned his perspective on life.
E-mail:  hartmanhomesutah@gmail.com

Stephan Ross:  
Stephan began his career with National Self-Storage in 1984 and joined Executive Self-Storage in 1987 as Southeast Regional Director managing multiple self-storage facilities and apartment complexes along the East Coast of the United States.

Stephan has performed audits, 100’s of feasibility studies (since 1984 all over the U.S and Canada), and directed the development and daily operations for over 2,000,000 square feet of storage.  He was also responsible for handling site inspections for Citi Bank, First Union, Wells Fargo, and the RTC.  In 1996 Stephan joined Extra Space Management in Salt Lake City where he became Vice President of Operations and helped grow the company which is now the 2nd largest self-storage REIT in the world.
Stephan has contributed feasibility related articles to Inside Self-Storage magazine as well as giving speeches and hosting round table events at industry trade shows across the United States. Stephan is considered an expert in the Self-Storage industry having consulted on projects throughout the United States and Canada.
E-mail: srosscuttingedge@gmail.com   

Geoff Dearing:  Geoff has been in real estate for over 19 years. He began by buying a duplex, and has worked on hundreds of deals and millions of dollars worth of real estate since. He has coached with gurus like Robert Kiyosaki and Carleton Sheets. Geoff has extensive experience with real estate investments specializing in commercial and residential cash-flow property. He has taught these concepts to thousands of students all over the world! He currently invests in storage units, apartment complexes, SFH's, and development. He created the Utah Real Estate Investor's Association in 2013 and currently presides as the President. He lives in the greater Salt Lake area with his wife Rebecca and son Lucas. Feel free to contact him at 801-232-9500 or gwdearing@yahoo.com if you would like help finding or selling real estate!
Geoff is a licensed real estate broker with Return Real Estate, Inc.
E-mail:  gwdearing@yahoo.com 

Ben Lakey:  Ben Lakey is a multi-family and self-storage Investor and developer at DL Asset Management.  He's been an investor for 14 years and completed 100 development deals, plus another 100 wholesale deals.  Ben is currently in the process of a 1,200 lot development, a 45 lot development, and 8 other projects.  Ben is a father of three and married to Christina. They currently reside in Provo, UT.
E-mail:  benjamintlakey@yahoo.com 

Ben Bradley:

*Attention Platinum and Vendor Members:  You may attend this event at no charge.  Amount due will zero-out upon checkout. 

For More Info: Contact Rebecca Dearing by calling (801) 647-8862 or by sending an e-mail to rebecca@utahreia.org.

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Date:  Saturday, November 6, 2021
Time:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

SLCC, Miller Campus, MFEC #203
9750 South 300 West
Sandy, UT 84070

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