Zen and the Art of Real Estate Investing with Jonathan Greene

024: Improving Lives Through Real Estate with Ryan Gibson


A real estate business is far from being passive. There are a lot of things you need to juggle – employees, contractors, investors/partners, property management stuff, etc. You need to carefully research which asset class to invest in and markets to tap into. It’s a big puzzle where you have to make sure all the pieces fit together. There are a lot of things that go into making sure that, not only is your business going to thrive, but also, that you’re bringing value to everyone involved.

In today’s episode, we’re joined by Ryan Gibson, Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of Spartan Investment Group. Ryan talks about his real estate journey and how he’s now helping people on all sides of the equation while running a company. Ryan has organized over $200 million of private equity for their projects. Spartan Investment Group has become a prominent self-storage firm since entering the space in 2017, now managing close to 4 million square feet and 65 storage properties.


Listen in as Ryan shares how their company carries out its commitment to creating an environment where people want to come to work. He shares best practices in hiring to ensure everyone’s purpose is aligned with their company’s mission, vision, and values. Ryan also brings his expertise in the self-storage space –  debunking some myths and offering strategies if this is something you want to put your eggs into. 


In this episode, you will hear:

  • How they’re finding deals

  • Hiring for value

  • The trifecta of raising money for other people

  • Why self-storage is becoming the main group of commercial real estate

  • Things to look for when starting a self-storage business

  • How often should you raise the rates

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