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With decades of experience and expertise, we have established ourselves as global leaders in self-storage, constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation and setting new standards for excellence.
Our team of professionals comprises highly skilled and knowledgeable individuals who are passionate about what they do. They possess a deep understanding of the intricacies and nuances of the industry, allowing us to provide you unparalleled opportunities, insights and solutions and alignment into the right investment.
Through a combination of comprehensive research, continuous learning, and staying abreast of the latest industry trends, we stay at the forefront of our field.
But being an industry authority means more than just knowledge and experience—it's also about our commitment to delivering exceptional results. We believe in going above and beyond for you, striving to exceed your expectations every step of the way. Our dedication to your satisfaction is unwavering.
When you partner with us, you can trust that you are working with true industry authorities who have the knowledge, skills, and commitment necessary to help you build your legacy of financial security.
Universal Integration™- Vertical Integration reimagined. We are much more that vertically integrated, our unique and comprehensive ecosystem of self-storage companies offer a wide range of services that have given us the competitive advantage in the industry. Including networking communities & groups, multiple podcasts, live and virtual events & educational resources, and passive investment opportunities alongside us.
Our mission is to be a legacy private equity firm, unlike any other, through market leadership, innovation, long-term objectives, and unwavering dedication to our core principles of Impact, Freedom, and Progress for our investors, partners, and our team.
To become the premier self-storage investment company, empowering investors, individuals, businesses, and communities to unlock their full potential by offering exceptional storage solutions and investing alternatives
POWER OF A REIT WITH THE BENEFITS OF PRIVATE OWNERSHIP™
REIT capabilities in technology, national brand operations, with the integration of key core business that allow use execute more precise and at a higher level. These include but are not limited to capital as in debt and equity, development with architecture and construction, expertise with feasibility studies and consulting, data and technology with PMS , marketing, our brain, and a platform with SSI. These core competencies need to be self sufficient driving a good profit. This will allow us to expand their capabilities as well as protect the firm in down markets combined with capital to take advantage of opportunities. Diversified revenue streams but a single focus on being the best self storage owner and operator.
We can then provide a diversified portfolio of equity ownership to the masses - SAVING CAPITALISM™.
“Everyone that I've met from Cedar Creek seems to have this moral compass, and they're doing things for the right reasons. THOSE are the people I want to get behind.”
Full-Time Real Estate Investor
“I spend an inordinate amount of time in the syndication world - whether it’s on my own deals, passively investing in other people’s deals, or raising $ capital for other people’s endeavors in the space. It’s what I love. With respect to the latter two activities, and after investing 3+ years vetting a ton of operators, there are only two (2) groups so far that I’ve found met my criteria whereby I felt strong enough about to not only invest my personal capital, but also my investor’s capital in - a multifamily operator out of Iowa and Cedar Creek!”
Investor identity has been anonymized to maintain confidentiality.
Cedar Creek Capital™ is a Universally Integrated company that specializes in self-storage. For over 20 years, our founders have innovated, automated, and grown at scale.
360 Degree Advantage
Self-storage facilities run like a business, providing enormous cash flow potential alongside an operational blueprint. This creates efficiencies and scale while delivering all the same tax benefits that come with owning and holding real estate. These facilities create advantages for investors from all angels.
Low Industry Consolidation
72% of self-storage facilities are owned by mom and pop operators which provides enormous acquisition potential and exit opportunities as large institutional investors will ultimately recognize the value of this asset class.
Given the highly standardized nature of the self-storage business, maintenance and operational expenses remain extremely low (< 33%) compared to other asset classes, providing consistent distribution for investors.
Resistant to Market Forces
During bear markets, self-storage utilization tends to become more necessary as individuals may need to downsize and consolidate, despite macroeconomic factors. This is in contrast to bull markets, where increased consumption leads to a greater need for additional storage space.
While Vertical Integration is a strategy that allows a company to streamline its operations by taking direct ownership of various stages of its production process rather than relying on external contractors or suppliers; providing greater efficiencies, reduced costs, and quality control.
We are much more than just that and are far greater than a vertical system of companies.
We are industry leaders and financial freedom advocates fortified by our own 20 years’ experience, having founded, co-founded, supported and lead advanced technologies, property management software, the largest self-storage co-op, multiple mastermind groups, events and communities to educate and support all who seek to enter self-storage across the world.
WHAT WE DO
We buy underperforming facilities in growing markets with great potential.
Increase Cash Flow
We identify value-add opportunities and implement them across the facility to increase cash flow.
We reduce the risk of our investors by refinancing the capital we have in one asset into a non-recourse loan, eliminating any liability on the investor.
Do It Again
We repeat this strategy across all assets to turn lackluster facilities into market leaders.
Cedar Creek Capital™ is a universally integrated real estate private equity firm specializing in the acquisition, development, and management of self-storage facilities. Cedar Creek Capital™ drives shareholder values through operational synergies throughout our entities.
AJ Osborne is the CEO of Cedar Creek Capital™ and has an impressive 20 years of experience as a Self Storage owner, operator, and developer. He is the founder and board member of the largest Self Storage Co-op, Storelocal, as well as Tenant Inc—a SaaS company supporting self storage facility management. AJ has also written the No. 1 bestselling book on Self Storage Investing and hosts the top rated and listened to self-storage podcast, Self Storage Income. His expertise in the field has earned him recognition in the real estate industry, making him a go-to resource for self-storage investment advice across social media platforms.
Owner/CEO of Keylock Storage and the Co-Founder/President of Cedar Creek Capital™, Ron has been an influential leader in the storage industry for over 19 years. He served on the Storelocal Cooperative Board of Directors during the early years of guiding them to financial success and he currently serves as Chair of the Idaho Self Storage Association.
Sam Whitaker currently holds the positions of President and Chief Financial Officer of Bitterroot Holdings, and CFO of Cedar Creek Capital™. His role at Cedar Creek Capital™ and Bitterroot Holdings as the CFO is one where Sam ensures the financing of property developments, acquisitions and refinancing of existing ventures.