The Self Storage Developers Academy

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The Self Storage

Developer's Academy



Get ready for three full days of content and networking, where you'll learn what's working NOW in self storage development, and how you can take advantage of the incredible demand for self-storage facilities in virtually every market.

There's a Fundamental Shift Taking Place in
Self Storage Development

The recent recession forced a number of businesses and individuals to downsize or pursue shared accommodations.

This created a nationwide spike in demand in storage for all that excess inventory and personal items that businesses and individuals couldn’t part with.

At the same time, virtually ALL new development projects were halted as the Federal Reserve viewed any new development projects brought by the banks as “risky and speculative.”

The problem is massive, and both new investors and established industry brands are understandably concerned.

But is there a solution?

There is, and we believe we’ve found it.

To win in 2017, you must build a team of capital sources and industry leading experts to move swiftly and with confidence.

Introducing... The Self Storage Developer's

The Self Storage Developer’s Academy is unique because it brings self storage developers, industry leading suppliers, and eager capital sources all together in the same room to network, share ideas and discover new opportunities.

And why are we doing this?

Because investors and developers need a road map and a team… and the leading providers of self storage building supplies and services need educated, capitalized entrepreneurs to take advantage of the hole in the marketplace.

And that’s why this event was born.

We wanted to find out what would happen when the best developers, suppliers, and capital sources get together to:

  1. Discuss (and debate) the latest and most innovative business models across the
    self storage landscape
  2.  Share groundbreaking trends and technologies, and…
  3. Collaborate and forge truly innovative partnerships and joint ventures

That’s why the Self Storage Developer’s Academy was created, and now you’re invited to be a part of it.

This event is for you if:

  • You’re a real estate investor looking for ways to looking for ways to monetize your efforts beyond traditional investing
  • You’re an investor looking for ways to put your capital to use in a more passive way in this explosive sector
  • You’re an industry supplier looking for new sources and channels to market your products and services
  • You’re an entrepreneur who wants the inside track on this explosive industry that is being talked about in the elite investment circles

If this describes need to be here.

We’ll have expert keynotes and case study sessions designed around the specific ACTION STEPS to launch or participate in a self storage project, access to our approved vendors, a site tour of multiple development projects, networking events, and much, much more.

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Your ticket to The Self Storage Developer's Academy 2017 includes:

  • Access to the First Annual Self Storage Developer’s Academy in Orlando, FL January 19th – 21st.
  • Expert keynotes and case study sessions designed around specific, ACTIONABLE topics.
  • 3 FULL days of PURE CONTENT where you’ll learn what’s “working now” in self-storage development to grow your business.
  • Access to approved vendors and networking events.
  • And much, MUCH more!

You're in good company...

We launched The Self Storage Developer’s Academy, because “WE ARE SELF STORAGE DEVELOPERS AND SYNDICATORS,” and we want to meet and learn from other top developers, industry suppliers, and capital providers.

Our company,, is responsible for launching:

At this event, we’re going to be “opening the kimono” and sharing exactly what’s working (and what isn’t working) in our businesses. We’ve also asked some friends and colleagues who we know are doing some innovative and exciting things to share their best strategies and tactics, too.
Some of the names you’ll recognize, but many will be new. All of them, however, will be bringing their best, and what they have to share with you just may change the direction of your company forever.

The Agenda

No Fluff.  No bland, boring keynotes.  “No rah-rah.”  Just up-to-date actionable sessions delivered by real practitioners who actually do this stuff….

  • 7:30 AM


  • 8:30 AM

    Keynote – Reimagining the Self Storage Development Landscape

  • Session 1

    Feasibility - How to Evaluate Potential sites

  • Session 2

    Financing: Loan structures & Debt products for Development

  • 12:00


  • Session 3

    New Construction; Site Prep, Budgets, Designs, Materials & More

  • Session 4

    Bus Tour to 2 Self-Storage Construction Sites

  • 8:30 AM
    Session 5

    Market and Competitor Analysis: Sizing up the Competition in your Market

  • Session 6

    Boat and RV: Storage Options, Site Design, layout, & Costs

  • 12:00


  • Session 7

    The Conversion Process; Risks, Design Considerations, & Costs

  • Session 8

    Case Study

  • 8:30 AM
    Session 9

    Financial Projections and Lease-up Forecasting

  • Session 10

    Overcoming Common Development Hurdles

  • 12:00


  • Session 11

    How to Market and Quickly Fill Your New Facility

  • Session 12

    Case Study

  • 4:30 PM

    Next Steps, Additional Tools and Resources Closing Remarks

  • 4:00 PM


Our Speakers

Scott Meyers

Founder & CEO
Self Storage Investing

Jesse Luke

EquiCap Commercial

Buster Owens

Rabco Steel

Rick Pendykoski

Self-Directed Retirement Plans, LLC

Terry Campbell

General Manager
Live Oak Bank

Tron Jordheim

Business Development Manager
Store Here Management

Bob Copper

Managing Partner
Self Storage 101


Springhill Suites Orlando Airport
5828 Hazeltine National Dr,
Orlando, FL 32822

Taking place in Orlando, FL, The Self Storage Developer's Academy is your perfect chance to plan your dream vacation with warm weather, theme parks, and world class resorts just a short drive away.

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Note: You must pre-register for room block information