Looking for self-storage investing advice? Here’s your chance to get know-how from an existing industry operator with nearly 15 years of experience. AJ Osborne, owner and president of Keylock Storage and founder of finance consultancy Cashflow 2 Freedom, offers guidance to those looking to enter the storage sector. He explains why neophytes should seek an acquisition over a new build and shares insight to raising capital and working with local lenders.
Osborne has been in the storage industry since 2003. In 2012, he co-founded Bitterroot Holdings, operator of the Keylock brand, which operates 11 facilities throughout Idaho, Oregon and Washington. AJ holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.