Board of Advisers
Chip Stroz, Founder
My name is John Stroz, although I go by “Chip.” I am in the early retirement stage of my life, and I am not one of those who can sit around and watch my toenails grow. I want to make my retirement nest egg grow… abundantly. I started investing in real estate back in 2006 when I bought my first investment property. After about 8 years of buying, rehabbing renting out (or living in) these properties, I decided I didn’t want to do that anymore. I was tired of tenants, toilets, and trash. I wanted something I could do that was in the real estate sector, but more as a business. That is when I discovered self-storage. I knew single family houses did not produce the type of income I desired, nor was it as scalable as self-storage. So in 2014 I attended a 3-day event that focused on finding, evaluating, purchasing and managing self-storage properties. Unfortunately, a few months after attending that event, there were some family situations that required a prolonged period of absence from the investment world. But in 2020 (a year we all will never forget), I decided to re-commit myself to this asset class, so I started to go on related websites, research, learn, watch YouTube videos, listen to podcasts, etc. In May of 2021 I attended Scott Meyer’s Self Storage Investing 3-day Academy (again), and I never looked back. I have immersed myself into the self-storage business world. I eat, breath, sleep self-storage. I am on a quest to acquire my first facility. I plan to have several facilities throughout the country. There is no geographical boundaries for my self storage investments. I will go anywhere that the numbers make sense.