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SD Creative Investors Association

April 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

April 11th: Creating Cashflow with Self Storage

Terri and Alia are the co-founders of Investors in Action and managers for the Capital Storage Fund. They have over 30 years of combined real estate experience and specialize in turning around distressed self-storage properties. Since launching their company nearly 6 years ago, these ladies have purchased several thousand cashflowing storage units, rental properties and private loans. Terri and Alia have personally participated in over $30M worth of real estate transactions in 20 states since 1999.

Additionally, these ladies believe in leveraging passive income to be able to give more generously of their time and money on causes they care about and teaching other investors how to create a legacy. They have a mission of supporting financial literacy programs for women and youth.

Terri and Alia will be sharing their passion for why buying economically distressed self-storage properties are perfect for generating cashflow and building long term wealth. They will discuss how they find their deals, what kinds of opportunities they look for, and how they turn around occupancy levels on their self storage properties to produce highly profitable returns.

What is covered:

  • Why self-storage is the perfect vehicle for creating cashflow
  • Top 5 mistakes investors make when selecting an investment strategy
  • Why you should invest for long term wealth vs. transactional cash
  • Strategies used to turn around occupancy levels
  • How to massively increase the value of a storage property
  • How to get started in self storage investing
  • Case studies of real deals

About Alia Ott & Terri Garner

Terri Garner and Alia Ott have been investing for nearly 3 decades combined, and involved in over $30M worth of real estate transactions and private loans. They are fund managers for the Capital Storage Fund – a company that acquires low occupancy self-storage properties with potential for increased cashflow and overall value using their revenue optimization process. Together they help educate the investor community in how to invest in self storage.

Terri and Alia have personally invested in 20 states around the country, successfully completing many of their ventures remotely. They’ve done everything from rehabbing and home staging, to long-term and vacation property rentals, notes, private lending and other commercial ventures. Their favorite strategy by far is “turn around” self-storage investments for long term cashflow.

Prior to investing full time, Alia served as a Director for several corporate philanthropy programs initiated by Cisco Systems, AOL, Yahoo! and the United Nations; creating giving portals that have raised over $1.5 Billion online for charitable causes to date. Alia is a master connector and holds a degree in Communications from Chapman University as well as a Certification for Advanced Project Management from Stanford University. She is a licensed real estate broker and best-selling co-author of the book “Initiative”.

Terri started her career as a Mechanical Engineer. After 6 years of designing satellites for Hughes Aircraft Company and 11 years as a business manager at Verizon Wireless, Terri left Corporate America in 2007 to focus on her real estate endeavors fulltime. Terri holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine, with exchange certificates from the University of Paris, Sorbonne, and the University of New South Wales Graduate School of Management, Sydney.

Alia and Terri are passionate about financial education for women and children. They helped found several financial literacy programs including a youth-based program called “The Magic of Money” and “Cashflow Divas,” a mastermind group for entrepreneurial women focused on creating passive income. Most recently, they have launched online and live training to teach investors how to create long term wealth through real estate.

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Meeting Info

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

6 pm Doors open and networking session

7 pm Meeting begins

Scottish Rite Event Center

1895 Camino del Rio South San Diego CA, 92108

$10 for members, $20 for non-members

SDCIA meetings are open to everyone, no reservations are necessary. Just show up!

Networking Info:

During the networking portion of the meeting be sure to visit the following:

  • New Guest Orientation
  • Expert Help Desk
  • Membership Desk
  • Membership Library
  • Education Library
  • Flyer Table
  • “Haves and Wants” Signup Table


April 11, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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San Diego Creative Investors Association


Scottish Rite Center
1895 Camino del Rio S
San Diego, CA 92108 United States
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