Aug. 25, 2022

47. Upcoming Investor Summit & Investing in Storage feat. Ryan Gibson

47. Upcoming Investor Summit & Investing in Storage feat. Ryan Gibson

In this episode, co-hosts Bob Fraser and Ben Fraser discuss with Ryan Gibson the opportunities his firm is finding in self-storage. They discuss the recent impact of rising interest rates, recession fears, and how they were recently able to increase lease rates across their portfolio by 25%.  

They also spend time discussing the upcoming Spartan Investor Summit, an in-person event in Lake Tahoe. This no-pitch event will help you make new connections with other successful investors and hear from top experts in a variety of areas. The topics range from macro-economics with Bob Fraser, paying less taxes with Toby Mathis, asset protection with Clint Koons, positioning your business for a successful exit with Ron LaPointe, and many others. This event will also leave plenty of time for some epic adventures with a balanced educational & recreational agenda. Enjoy group activities and perks like mountain biking, boating, yoga, and hiking.  

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Ryan Gibson is the Chief Investment Officer and the Co-Founder of Spartan Investment Group. He has organized over $150M of private equity for Spartan’s projects. Ryan has experience managing the development of Spartan Investment Group’s projects in challenging markets. 

For Spartan Investment Group, Ryan is responsible for investor relations and capital raises for projects. Ryan is also a highly experienced commercial airline pilot. Ryan graduated from Mercyhurst University with a bachelor’s degree in Business, with concentrations in Marketing, Management, and Advertising. 

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Mr. Fraser has 20+ years’ experience as a finance and technology executive and is a Magna Cum Laude U.C. Berkeley computer scientist and a former Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner. Fraser is responsible for financial management, portfolio modeling, as well as systems and processes, designing and deploying Aspen’s scalable state-of-the-art back-end platform.

In 1995, Mr. Fraser founded NetSales, Inc., a back-office e-commerce provider. As a CEO, Mr. Fraser raised $44 million in investment capital, and guided the company to an average of 20% month-to-month revenue growth, becoming the metro area’s fastest growing company between 1997 and 1999.

Since 2002 Fraser has founded and served several non-profit organizations as a board member and CFO. Fraser has also been involved in a number of entrepreneurial initiatives, including book publishing, financial consulting, and an investment fund managing member.

In 2012 Fraser co-founded Aspen Funds, a fund management company focused on alternative investments.