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Going Long Podcast with Billy Keels

Nov 26, 2020

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Episode 58: From Data to Dominating The Self Storage Space


In the conversation with today’s guest, Kris Benson, you’ll learn the following:


  • [00:28 - 02:57] Kris’s profile, in Billy’s guest introduction.
  • [02:57 - 06:31] The backstory and decisions made that led Kris to this point in his journey.
  • [06:31 - 09:10] What attracted Kris to move into commercial real estate versus his previous business.
  • [09:10 - 11:21] Things that Kris learned from his sales experience which help in current real estate roles.
  • [11:21 - 15:17] What exactly is the self storage space and what attracts investors to it.
  • [15:17 - 20:15] Some of the investment strategies that can be played out in self storage.
  • [20:15 - 22:58] The supply chain in regards to the self storage space. 
  • [22:58 - 26:16] What questions should be asked by someone looking to get into the self storage space.
  • [26:16 - 28:47] The meaning of Risk Adjusted Return.
  • [28:47 - 31:00] The concept and practicalities behind raising funds for asset investment. 
  • [31:00 - 33:26] Why Kris decided to invest beyond his own backyard. 
  • [33:26 -35:00] The future of Kris’s company, Reliant Investments.


Here’s what Kris shared with us during today’s conversation:

  • Where in the world Kris is currently: Roswell, Georgia.
  • Favourite European city: Chamonix, France.
  • The best thing to happen in the past 24hours: Had a great day with his wife watching their 14 year old son play his first Lacrosse tournament. 
  • A mistake Kris would like you to learn from so you don’t have to pay full price for it: You need to just jump in, and deal with problems as they come rather than getting stuck in Analysis Paralysis.
  • Book Recommendation: The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho.


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