If you’ve been looking for an epic investment, you just found it! What could be more tubular than investing in your own success? At the upcoming Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas, April 1-4, you’ll find the education, information, connections, products and services you need to make smart financial decisions around development, acquisitions and operation. Tow into The Mirage Hotel & Casino and see for yourself!
Grab a Board
Assessing a new investment can be tough. Don’t worry, though, we’ve got you covered. Our Investing Track of education seminars is created for those looking to get into the storage business as well as existing owners and investors who want to expand or improve their portfolio. Sessions include:
- View From 30,000 Feet: The Self-Storage Investment Markets
- Finding Victory With Self-Storage Value-Add Deals
- Using Data-Driven Technology to Make Self-Storage Investing Decisions
- Dollars and Sense: Industry Experts Discuss Self-Storage Finance
- Finding Your Opportunity Zone: A New Government Program for Self-Storage Investors
- The Anatomy of a Self-Storage Startup: An Owner-Taught Case Study
- Tax-Reform Strategies for Self-Storage: A Trifecta for Improving Facility Cash Flow
If building is your area of interest, there’s an entire track for that, too, with seminars that address facility design, development technology, construction costs and timelines, refurbishing, climate control, solar options, and more. Looking for a barrel? Jump into one of our two comprehensive, four-hour Development Workshops on April 1. The first, focused on the planning phase, will cover feasibility, site selection, layout, unit mix, zoning and much more. The second, concentrated on building, will address traditional and multi-story construction, conversions, renovations, expansions and more. Purchase one or both a la carte or attend with our All-Access Pass.
After all that education, you’ll no doubt have questions. Well, we have three great places for you to get answers!
First, attend the Table Talks at 2 p.m. on April 2. Also known as roundtable discussions, these moderated, informal conversations focus on a wide range of industry topics. Because they’re more intimate than large seminars, you can really interact with the host, asking questions and engaging in open dialogue. This year’s event will include a record number of tables!
One of the best ways to take off in self-storage is to walk the exhibit floor and learn about the products, services, companies and people that make the industry flow. We’ve expanded expo-hall hours this year to give you more time to peruse, talk with experts and absorb. Exhibits will be open 3 to 7 p.m. on April 2 and 1 to 5 p.m. on April 3. With nearly 200 suppliers on display, you’ll have the opportunity to explore architects, building components, development consultants, engineers, contractors, financiers, real estate brokers and others you’ll need on your team.
Finally, drop into the “Self-Storage Q&A: Investing & Development” at 11 a.m. on April 3. Hosts RK Kliebenstein, vice present of Metro Storage, and Ben Vestal, president of the Argus Self Storage Sales Network, will answer questions and guide discussion to ensure you get the information you seek.
Pop Up and Enjoy the Ride
One of the best things about the ISS World Expo is the chance to learn from others who’ve already crested a wave of success. Self-storage has proven to be the right investment for thousands of people, and you could be one of them! Whether you’re looking to buy your first facility, expand your portfolio or develop a new property, you’ll find the knowledge and resources you need at the industry’s largest conference and tradeshow.
Learn more about the show’s investor-focused education and networking events, plus view a complete list of exhibitors and speakers at issworldexpo.com.