Who is Cedar Creek CapitalTM?

The premier self-storage fund for the premier investor.

Discover Cedar Creek Capital

Our Story

Founded in 2004, Cedar Creek Capital emerged from a vision to create unparalleled investment opportunities within the self-storage sector. Our founders, seasoned professionals with a deep understanding of real estate and investment strategy, recognized the untapped potential in underperforming self-storage facilities. From our humble beginnings, we have grown into a leading investment firm with $350 million in assets under management, dedicated to transforming the landscape of Self-Directed IRA real estate investing.

Our Mission

At Cedar Creek Capital, our mission is to empower investors to achieve financial security and growth through strategic real estate investments. We are committed to identifying and capitalizing on unique opportunities within the self-storage market, offering our investors access to high-quality, resilient, and growth-oriented assets. Our approach is rooted in thorough market analysis, hands-on management, and value enhancement, ensuring that every investment maximizes potential returns while minimizing risk.

Our Vision

We envision a future where every qualified investor can leverage the power of real estate to diversify and strengthen their portfolio. Cedar Creek Capital aims to be at the forefront of this shift, continuously innovating and expanding our investment offerings to meet the evolving needs of our investors. Our vision extends beyond financial returns; we strive to enhance communities, support sustainable practices, and build lasting relationships based on trust, transparency, and shared success.

What does financial freedom mean to you?

Soon after my fourth child was born, I was paralyzed from head to toe due to an unexpected autoimmune disorder known as Guillain Barre Syndrome. This left me dependent on life support for several months, rendering me unable to move, eat, or even breathe and recovery unknown. Adding to my difficulties, I was let go from my high income earning career while I was still in the hospital.

Despite the extraordinary challenges my family and I faced during this time, financial security was not one of them. All because we had invested in self-storage and built our investment portfolio years prior.

Even in my incapacitated state, self-storage continued to generate income for my family. This was true financial freedom. Ensuring that my wife could provide for our children and allow all of us to focus solely on my recovery without worry of financial ruin.

It was during this time, I promised myself that if I were to survive, I would provide this same financial freedom, stability and wealth creation opportunity to you. Bringing you on as my business partner and providing you and your family a path to passive income, equity ownership, and pass-through tax benefits sought in real estate investing.

Three years after my near-death experience Cedar Creek Capital was brought to life...
Whether you're seeking financial freedom, freedom of location, freedom of time, or all three you've come to the right place.
$300 MIL+
Assets Under Management
2.75M+
Rentable Square Feet
9,000+
Doors

CORE VALUES

All aspects of our Cedar Creek Capital™ team are aligned with strong ethics and core values. Our business is based on our reputation after all.
Progress
Freedom
Impact
Leadership
Long Term
Diligence
Honesty
Integrity

The Team Behind Our Success

Our team is the cornerstone of Cedar Creek Capital. Comprising industry veterans, real estate experts, and investment strategists, our people bring a wealth of experience, insight, and dedication to every project. Together, we share a commitment to excellence, a passion for real estate, and a unified goal: to deliver exceptional service and results to our investors.


Leadership:
Meet our founders and leaders, whose strategic vision and leadership guide our success.
Investment Team:
Discover the experts who analyze, manage, and optimize our investment portfolio.
Operations and Support:
Learn about the dedicated professionals ensuring our operations run smoothly and our investors receive the best possible service.

The Team Behind Our Success
Why Choose Cedar Creek Capital?

Why Choose Cedar Creek Capital?

Choosing Cedar Creek Capital means partnering with a firm that values integrity, innovation, and investor success above all. Our proven track record, transparent approach, and unwavering commitment to our investors' goals make us the ideal partner for your investment journey.

EXPLORE OUR INVESTMENT APPROACH

Meet our leadership

AJ Osborne
CEO

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.

Ron Osborne
President

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
CFO

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.

CEDAR CREEK MANAGEMENT

Private Equity Team

Reuben Ortega
Chief Operating Officer

Reuben, is an entrepreneurial leader with a strategic mindset. With a background in law, Reuben navigates complex transitions and drives operational excellence. He excels in organizing and executing acquisitions, strategic initiatives, and key transactions, while fostering collaboration and maximizing investor value. With a focus on efficiency and productivity, Reuben's visionary leadership shapes our company's success.

Ben Benditson
Vice President of Capital Markets

Ben Benditson is the Vice President of Capital Markets at Cedar Creek Capital. With extensive experience in commercial real estate financing and capital raising, Ben plays a pivotal role in driving strategic initiatives and identifying investor opportunities that align with Cedar Creek Capital's mission of building wealth and income through innovative self-storage investments. His deep understanding of the capital markets and ability to navigate complex financial landscapes contribute to the company's continued growth and success.

Brad Anderson
Director of Business Development
Casey Klauser
Marketing Manager
Chuck Tookey
Director of Design & Architecture
James Butts
Investor Relations Specialist
Kristen Peters
Executive Assistant
Molly Lee
Draftsman
Mitchell Kramer
Investor Relations Specialist
Sam Stiltner
Senior Financial Analyst
Sarah Humphreys
Social Media Content Creator
Maryanne Fasanya
Asset Manager
Quin Linich
Quin Linich
Director of Acquisitions

Self Storage admin management

Asset Management Team

Conner Skeen
Chief Operating Officer

Conner, COO of Self Storage Admin, is an experienced leader in the self-storage industry and co-host of Self Storage Income Podcast. With a background in entrepreneurship, business development, and real estate management, he brings a unique expertise to the table. Conner is dedicated to empowering others and helping aspiring self-storage entrepreneurs achieve financial freedom. Through collaboration and sharing his knowledge, he has earned respect and continues to inspire and equip others in the industry. With his unwavering dedication and high standards, Conner remains a go-to resource and mentor for aspiring entrepreneurs in the self-storage field.

Jesse Harmon
VP of Revenue Optimization & Marketing Strategy

Jesse Harmon is a dynamic leader in the self-storage industry, driving consumer marketing, revenue optimization, and commercial strategy at Self Storage Admin. With a focus on efficiency and brand building, Jesse aligns marketing and revenue strategies with the company’s vision. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations from Chapman University, Jesse brings a solid foundation in marketing and communications. Previously, he excelled in revenue management and consumer marketing for a publicly traded hospitality firm, known for delivering exceptional results and fostering customer relationships. Beyond his corporate role, Jesse is an active contributor to the self-storage community, serving on the Storelocal Marketing Board and as Director of Marketing for his local Little League. Jesse's passion for innovation, strategic thinking, and community involvement make him an influential figure in the self-storage industry, leaving a lasting impact on both the industry and its customers.

Alicia Valencia
Maintenance Coordinator
Chelsea Thorgrimsen
Operations Collections & Legal Claims Coordinator
Hunter Case
Maintenance Manager
Holly McCollum
Operations Manager
Jada Every
Operations Supervisor
Kenny Taylor
Sales Associate, Storage Unit Sales Representative
Nicolle Hall
Nicolle Hall
Operations Training Coordinator

BITTERROOT HOLDINGS LLC MANAGEMENT

Internal Support Team

Anjanette Call
Accountant
Eva Lu Hale
Accountant
Ila Eberhardt
Human Resource & Payroll Manager
McKay Rogers
VP of Finance
Morgan Shumway
Admin and Executive Support with Marketing Coordination
Jennifer Miller
Accounts Receivable Specialist
Jesse Park
IT Manager
Lance Lund
IT Desktop Support
Jody Seamons-Schuman
Corporate Paralegal
Rachel Park
Accounts Payable Clerk
Sarah Ratliff
Operational Compliance Auditor

Self Storage Income LLC Management

George
Integrations Manager

George, the creator of Self Storage Income who played a pivotal role in bringing AJ’s vision to life when the company launched in 2019. With a strong background in technology, George is dedicated to creating simple and intuitive solutions to enhance the Self Storage Income community’s experience. Leveraging his background as a former college athlete, George brings the same passion and energy from the sports world into Self Storage, empowering both new and experienced investors to learn and thrive within Self Storage Income. Through his guidance, investors are able to build wealth for themselves and their families in the world of Storage.

Alex Ravella
Content Editor
Jennifer Leshkevich
Integrations Specialist

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