From buying duplexes to a self-storage empire! Today’s guest Kris Benson sits down with Brandon and David to talk about his remarkable journey across all kinds of different real estate asset classes.
Kris began with a successful sales career and explains why he transitioned into owning real estate instead. You’ll love Kris’s story about how he built a 64-unit apartment complex (in a cornfield), how he found partners to bring the project to life, and how it all started with one phone call! He also shares why he now invests in self-storage, how he evaluates properties, and why he believes this asset is recession-proof!
Kris provides great advice for raising money and finding your niche, and explains his theory that “deals create deals” as he walks through his journey. This is a fantastic show full of great content.
In This Episode We Cover:Why he transitioned out of a successful sales careerHow he got started with a duplex and built up to a large commercial real estate portfolioHow he acquired 20 small multifamily units—and hated itHow he built a 64-unit apartment complex from the ground upHow he got involved in a condo syndication projectHow he began finding the right partners to build multifamily projects withHis theory on “deals create deals”Why he now invests in self-storageWhere to find data on self-storage and REIT’sWhy he believes self-storage is recession-proofHow the best opportunities in his life have come from cold calls to property owners or friendsHow he learned his skillset and why he sticks to itHis advice for raising money from othersAnd SO much more!
Links from the Show:BiggerPockets ForumsKris's first BiggerPockets Forums PostBiggerPockets StoreBiggerPockets ShirtsMindy's BiggerPockets ProfileBiggerPockets Money PodcastBuck ConstructionApartments.comCity Point CapitalBiggerPockets Podcast 227: From Single Family Houses to $130,000,000 in Multifamily with Joe FairlessUpWork