Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Reliant Real Estate Management?
Reliant Real Estate Management is a vertically integrated commercial self-storage operator located in Roswell, GA. Reliant Investments focuses on all types of self-storage opportunities including stabilized assets, value-add opportunities, and ground up development deals. We focus primarily in secondary and tertiary markets across the Southeastern United States. Reliant currently has 57 properties in our portfolio with over 36,000 units and almost 5,000,000 net rentable square feet.
Where Does Reliant Invest?
Reliant targets secondary and tertiary markets across the United States. We evaluate those markets based on the following demand drivers: Population growth, job growth, rent growth, traffic count, and current self-storage supply metrics in the 1,3,5 mile radius of the target property.
Why Invest in Self-Storage?
Obviously, as a self-storage operator we are biased but there are three data points that we believe make this a fantastic asset class for any investor to evaluate for their own portfolios.
The first thing that every investor should look at is historical performance. According to the National Association of REIT (NAREIT)* the Self-Storage asset class has achieved an average annual return of 16.85% over the past 25 years. Self-Storage has outperformed Apartments (12.93%), Retail (12.04%), Office (12.15%), and the S&P 500 (7.06%) over that same time period.
I am a big believer that history repeats itself so I am always interested in the performance of an asset class in an economic downturn. According to that same NAREIT database, looking back at the last recession in 2007-2009, Self-Storage lost -3.86% in value versus Apartments which lost (-6.72%,) Retail (-12.32%), Office (8.16%), and the S&P 500 (-21.10%) Even when downsizing, Americans do not seem to lose their appetite for storage.
Market Consolidation Opportunity
Finally, investors should understand what the long-term runway may be in a particular asset class. According to the 2019 Self-Storage Almanac the publicly traded companies own less than 25% of the Self-Storage market. There is a consolidation opportunity for self-storage operators to acquire facilities owned by mom and pop operators and generate revenue enhancements by deploying a professional management strategy.
Who Can Invest in a Reliant Opportunity?
Reliant's offerings are available to accredited investors. Accreditation status will be verified upon commitment to an offering. An accredited investor is a term used by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under Rule 501 of Regulation D. In order to qualify as accredited, an investor must accomplish at least one of the following:
- Earn an individual income of more than $200,000 per year, or a joint spousal income of more than $300,000 per year, in each of the last two years and expect to reasonably maintain the same level of income;
- Have a net worth exceeding $1 million, either individually or jointly with his or her spouse (excluding the primary residence);
- Be a bank, insurance company, registered investment company, business development company, or small business investment company;
- Be a general partner, executive officer, director or a related combination thereof for the issuer of a security being offered;
- Be a business in which all the equity owners are accredited investors. Be an employee benefit plan, a trust, charitable organization, partnership, or company with total assets in excess of $5 million.
Will I Be Asked to Verify My Status as an Accredited Investor?
Yes. Once you decide to invest in a property, you will be contacted by a Reliant team member with instructions on how to verify your accreditation.
If I'm Not a U.S. Citizen or Resident, Can I Invest With Reliant?
Yes. However, non-U.S. investors have certain U.S. federal income tax obligations that differ from those of a U.S. investor. Non-US investors are urged to consult with their tax advisor and to review the tax considerations set forth in the Fund’s Private Placement Memorandum.
How Do I Invest With Reliant?
Reliant’s funds are available to accredited investors. Please click the Invest Now button and complete the form for a member of the Reliant investor relations team to call you and get you signed up for the online investor portal.
Who Can I Contact With Questions About an Investor Offering?
Users who register for an account on our website will receive access to an investor relations associate, who is available to answer any questions as they arise. A link to their email will be available when you are logged into the portal.
Additionally, you are always welcome to contact Reliant directly [email protected]
Can I Invest Through My L.L.C., L.P., Trust or IRA?
Yes. Investors are able to invest through an LLC or trust. Investors are also able to invest through their traditional self-directed IRAs.
How Will I Be Updated on the Progress of My Investment?
Investors can access updated account information 24/7 by logging in to the Reliant investor portal. Investors also receive detailed investment updates via email at least once per quarter.