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.