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Kris Benson

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Syndications & Self Storage 101 w/ Kris Benson

The Action Academy | Millionaire Mentorship For Your Life & Business

Kris Benson is the CIO of Reliant Investments, a fund that purchases self storage and multifamily assets in the southeast united states.Kris Benson recognized that “just because all the dogs are barking at the same tree doesn’t mean it is the right tree.” As Chief Investment Officer at Reliant Investments, he is confident in the risks he has taken, the career changes he’s navigated and the “tree” he has established his investment platform on.After accepting his first job in sales “because I had diapers to buy,” Kris learned both the value and difficulty of cold calling while developing a “hunter” mentality at ADP. He joined the medical device industry with Covidien and later transitioned to Intuitive Surgical, famous for its DaVinci robot. Kris quit his corporate job and elected  to find a way to stop trading my time for money and to let my money make money. He launched his commercial real estate journey, appreciating the value of investing in tangible assets. Kris started investing in small residential units over 10 years ago and expanded to commercial multifamily properties before making the jump to self-storage.Partnering with Todd Allen, managing principal at Reliant Investments, Kris focuses his leadership and management skills on the commercial real estate company’s investment committee, which determines what self-storage properties to purchase while growing equity and creating passive income streams for investors.Learn how to leave corporate america, hit financial freedom, and design your dream life through our FREE Action Academy EBOOK:  "From W2 to World Travel"https://w2toworldtravel.comNewsletter Link That Sends 10 AM TODAY: https://brianluebben.com/newsletterConnect with Us!Podcast Instagram: @actionacademypodcastPersonal Instagram:@brianluebben https://brianluebben.comhttps://www.krisbenson.comResources:GoBundanceAre you an accredited investor and want to learn more about GoBundance?www.gobundance.comBook a call to learn more: https://calendly.com/brianluebben/gobundance


11 Aug 2022

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Self Storage Real Estate At Scale, With Kris Benson (Episode 31)

The Alternative Investment Podcast

Self storage is a real estate segment that appears to be unstoppable, even in an economic downturn. But how can passive, accredited investors participate in this growth story?Kris Benson, chief investment officer at Reliant Real Estate Management, joins the show to discuss self storage investment strategies and more.Show notes: https://altsdb.com/2022/06/self-storage-real-estate-at-scale-with-kris-benson/


16 Jun 2022

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Opportunities in Self Storage Investing W/ Kris Benson

Jake and Gino Multifamily Investing Entrepreneurs

"Some men see things as they are and ask WHY? I dream things that never were and ask, WHY NOT?" - Robert Kennedy  On this episode, Jake and Gino talk with Kris Benson. Kris is a managing principle at Reliant Investments, a subsidiary of Reliant Real Estate Management, a top 30 operator in the self-storage space. Kris oversees investor relations and equity contributions for Reliant’s portfolio expansions. Kris shares how he left his job and started with his real estate business eventually getting into self-storage real estate. While listening to a podcast, he was struck by the words: Risk is the tariff paid to leave the shores of predictable misery. Kris’ risks have paid off as he has charted his own course while building Reliant into an institutional quality investment platform. The key takeaways from the Podcast include the following: To raise capital, you need to have a track record and credibility to pitch investors. But what if you have just started. Check out what Kris advises. There is always something that can hold you back from making a deal, there is no perfect time to get started with real estate investing. Growth mindset doesn’t look for problems, it looks for solutions. It looks opportunities in problems. Big money is not in buying and selling, but buying and waiting. That’s how wealthy people think about real estate investing. Listen to the podcast to learn more. Do you want to learn more about Multifamily Investing? Register this complimentary training now: https://bityl.co/6v71


5 Aug 2021

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250-Unit Clutter Busters in Midland, NC with Kris Benson, Self-Storage Investing Expert

Storage Investor Nation Podcast

How do you sell 20% of your portfolio every year, and still maintain a thriving self-storage business? Kris Benson of Reliant Investments joins us on the podcast today to dive into just that. He breaks down how they’re nearly doubling the size of a recent acquisition of North Carolina, exactly what they’re doing to add value and force appreciation, and he and Dan discuss the merits of the fund model vs single asset syndication. If you want to scale a self-storage business and attract a lot of investors, this episode is right up your alley.


10 May 2021

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Self Storage Investment Opportunity with Kris Benson

Life and Money Show

The Demand Drivers of storage and Kris Benson’s 4D’sUnderstanding self-storage and the value of an empty storageThe risks and the red flags that you should be aware ofDetermining potential micro-market and where to look forWhat does vertically integrated means and does self-storage has a property managementThe worse deals experienced and how it was handledThe 5-year syndication investment planLife and Money Impact Round:What is the one thing to do right now to live a meaningful and intentional life by design?Money hacks that will make an impact in others’ livesWhat is the one thing to do right now to make the world a better placeBOOK MENTIONEDWhat Would The Rockefellers Do? - Garret B GundersonABOUT  KRIS BENSONKris Benson is the Chief Investment Officer for Reliant Real Estate Management, one of the top 25 commercial self-storage operators in the U.S. in 2019.  As CIO at Reliant, Kris is a member of the company’s investment committee that is responsible for overseeing the company’s new acquisitions.  Kris also oversees the equity portion of Reliant’s capital markets and the investor relations team.In the last 12 months, the Reliant team has invested over $100MM in self-storage projects and raised over $50MM in equity primarily from a substantial retail investor network.Connect with Kris  BensonWebsite - Reliant InvestmentsLinkedIn - Kris BensonCONNECT WITH USTo connect with Annie and Julie, as well as with other Investing For Good listeners, and to get the latest scoop on new and upcoming episodes, join Life and Money Show Podcast Community on Facebook.To learn more about real estate syndication investment opportunities, join the Goodegg Investor Club.Be sure to also grab your free copy of the Investing For Good book (just pay S&H)--Thanks for listening, and until next time, keep investing for good!


29 Apr 2021

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Episode 160 - Diversifying your Portfolio with Self Storage Facilities with Kris Benson

Wealth Through Real Estate Investing Show with Dwaine Clarke

Before launching his successful commercial real estate investment career, Kris Benson recognized that “just because all the dogs are barking at the same tree doesn’t mean it is the right tree.” As Chief Investment Officer at Reliant Investments, he works with institutional investors in the self-storage industry. Reliant Real Estate offers accredited investors institutional quality self-storage investments. Reliant Real Estate purchased its first facility in 2005 and is currently a top 30 self-storage operator in the United States. Partner with an industry leader and experience the value of the self-storage asset class. ​Based in Roswell, GA, Reliant Real Estate has been committed to being a trustworthy and successful investment partner since 2009. We pride ourselves on our proficiency in the self-storage industry. Our dedicated team has years of experience in the field, staying ahead of the trends, acquiring highly valued properties, and providing our partners with the best possible return on their assets. Time and time again, we have met and exceeded industry benchmarks, making our exceptional track record the standard for the industry. ​Reliant Real Estate is proud to be your partner on this lucrative journey ahead. https://www.reliantinvestments.com --- Want to learn more about passive investing? Grab our FREE Course: https://www.passiveinvestorsclub.com/course Thank you and I appreciate you watching this video. Please like, subscribe, and share with others that you may find this valuable. Your comments are useful and help us generate better quality content based on your feedback. The Passive Investors Club is a community of like-minded individuals seeking financial freedom through passive investing in commercial real estate. More information about our club: https://www.passiveinvestorsclub.com


1 Mar 2021

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JF2331: Self Storage During COVID-19 With Kris Benson

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

Kris is the Chief Investment Officer for Reliant Investments a subsidiary of Reliant Real Estate Management. Reliant was one of the top 25 commercial self-storage operators in the U.S. in 2019. Kris shares some insight on how the impact of COVID-19 has impacted the self-storage asset class. Kris Benson Real Estate Background: Chief Investment Officer for Reliant Investments a subsidiary of Reliant Real Estate Management Reliant was one of the top 25 commercial self-storage operators in the U.S. in 2019 Reliant has completed over $650 Mil in self-storage acquisitions and disposition in the past 5 years Based in Roswell, GA Say hi to him at: www.reliantinvestments.com Best Ever Book: Calvin and Hobbes box set Click here for more info on groundbreaker.co Best Ever Tweet: “You need to think about how the world is changing around us and where that may impact your strategy moving forward ” - Kris Benson


19 Jan 2021

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101: Resilience of The Self-Storage Industry with Kris Benson

Wealth Matters By Alpesh Parmar

Kris Benson is the chief investment officer for Reliant Investments, a subsidiary of Reliant Real Estate Management, and one of the top 25 commercial self-storage operators in the U.S. in 2019. Reliant has completed over $650,000,000 in self-storage acquisitions and dispositions in the past 5 years and recently completed Reliant Self-Storage Fund I, a $50,000,000 equity fund focused on self-storage acquisitions in the southeastern U.S. Kris is part of the investment committee at Reliant and helps to develop institutional quality self-storage investment opportunities for accredited investors. Kris’s investing goals have always been about changing the paradigm of trading time for money in order to have time for more of the things we love to do. Likewise, investing in real estate has been Kris’s steadfast path to passive income and he is passionate about inspiring others to change their mindset around investing for their future. Kris graduated from the State University of Binghamton and currently lives in Roswell, GA just outside of Atlanta, with his wife Jenn and two sons, Noah and Luke. He is an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for the ski mountain, the lake, and his mountain bike. (00:01-04:59) Opening Segment - Introduction of the host into the show - Alpesh introduces the guest of the show, Kris Benson - Kris shares something interesting about himself (05:00-29:12) The Journey to Real Estate Investing and Self-Storage Industry - Kris tells why he chose to invest in real estate - The path Kris started in real estate - How and why Kris moved to self-storage investing - Why Self-storage is better than single-family homes - Difference between self-storage from residential homes and commercial offices - How does U-hauling works? - What are the things a person can upsell? - Any truck requirements? - How is self-storage performing amidst Covid19? - Rental rates in the SouthEast market - Kris' best deal - Any worst deal Kris has experienced? - Risk in self-storage (29:13-29:30) Break (29:31-29:39) Second Segment - Welcoming listeners and guest back to the show (29:40-39:40) Fire Round - Will Kris change his business strategy after Coronavirus? - Favorite real estate, finance, or other related books - Tool or website Kris recommends - Kris' advice to beginner investors - How does Kris give back? - How can Wealth Matters Podcast listeners reach out to Kris? (39:41-39:57) Closing Segment Reach out to Kris by visiting his website https://www.krisbenson.com/


5 Nov 2020

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Opportunities in Self-Storage with Kris Benson

Investor Creator Podcast

Kris Benson is a full time real estate investor, operating self-storage all across the country. In this episode we talk about how he got involved in real estate, how he bought a group of duplexes, but decided that he didn’t really like that asset class because he wasn’t able to scale; how he then decided to jump into multifamily by developing and constructing a 64-unit multifamily complex in a town which has not seen development in almost 30 years; and finally how he transitioned from that into the self-storage world. Kris is also operating Reliant Fund and raising 50 millions right now, so he shares how you can get involved in the self-storage world across the country if you are an accredited investor.   What We Cover:  How and why Kris got into real estate at the age of 29 Finding opportunity for development in an unlikely town in the US What is multifamily syndication Investing in mobile home parks vs. self-storage How Kris analyzes self-storage micro-markets How to keep self-storage relevant and are there any value add opportunities there Predicted growth of the self-storage market How Kris’s Reliant Fund operates  Resources:  https://www.krisbenson.com/ Invest with Kris https://www.krisbenson.com/investwithkris Connect with Kris https://www.linkedin.com/in/kris-benson/ Interested in real estate investing? Get in touch with Brad Smotherman at https://www.bradsmotherman.com/


19 Oct 2020

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Investing In Self-Storage With Kris Benson

Unlimited Wealth

Kris Benson is the Chief Investment Officer for Reliant Investments.  They are a top 25 commercial self-storage operators in the US and as a result, have done over $650,000,000 in acquisitions.  Kris shares what makes self-storage a good investment.  Why self-storage is recession resilient.  The tax benefits of investing in real estate and deferring taxes until you die. And much more.


14 Oct 2020