Newsletter | Sep 6, 2023 | Car Wash

Looking for a Recession Resilient Asset Class?

Self Storage Fund IV

​Self Storage Fund IV is open for investment, and our team is busy with acquisitions, closings, construction, and everything else that goes along with value-add Self Storage.

Since our last update, an additional property in Georgia has been added to the fund and you can see the details in our Self Storage Fund IV Investment Summary.

​A few months ago, we invited our investors on a tour of one of our self storage properties in Columbia, SC, and more than 50 investors came out to learn about the benefits of investing in self storage. Not only did we tour one of our properties, but we also met with the operations team that makes it all work so well. If you were not able to join us, we have a recap video for you HERE.

Self Storage can act as a hedge in your portfolio as historically, in times of distress, this asset class has continued to perform well.

Let’s walk back in time and take a look at self storage performance when it seemed like the rest of the world was falling apart.

2008-2010: Self Storage was the least negatively affected going into the Great Recession, and it was the #1 best-performing asset class among all of its commercial real estate peers coming out of it.

2020-2022: Self Storage once again was one of the top-performing asset classes amongst all of its commercial real estate peers, trailing data centers as the #1 top-performing commercial real estate asset class.

So, while Self Storage can be a solid asset class to own in good times, it can be even better when there is turbulence in the overall economy.

Self Storage Fund IV is open for investment now and you can view the Investment Summary below.


Our team is excited about some of the recent self storage acquisitions we’ve made, and we have several more properties in the pipeline.

The majority of our acquisitions are from single-owner, mom-and-pop operated facilities, which lack the professional management, size, and scale to attract institutional buyers.

Our primary business model is sound, and it has served us well for more than a decade.

  • Buy from a small operator.
  • Bring in our in-house professional management team.
  • Ramp up ancillary income.
  • Expand the facility.
  • Maximize NOI and stabilize the asset.
  • Bundle up the portfolio & sell to an institution or REIT.

Our strategy has created massive value for our investors. Our most recent exit, approximately 19 months ago, netted our investors more than 30% annualized ROI. This was a roll-up of 26 properties that we sold to an institution out of Chicago.

As many of our investors know, Self Storage is one of our favorite asset classes, and it continues to be one of our core holdings.

Right now, there is an opportunity to partner with us as we grow our 4th Self Storage Fund in the last decade.

Self Storage Fund IV has a similar investment thesis to our three prior self storage funds; a value-add fund that focuses on acquiring properties in tertiary markets across the U.S. (primarily the southeast) that typically have the following characteristics:

  • Below average supply with opportunity for expansion.
  • Mom & Pop stores with management upside (apply revenue management systems, advertising, ancillary sales revenue, etc.).
  • Existing market presence with opportunity to benefit from economies of scale.

To move forward with an investment, please submit your information using the link below, and a member of our team will reach out to you.

This is a 506(c) offering which means you must be an accredited investor to invest in this fund.

Please reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions.



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