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Nick Huber

How I started my first company, how to delegate, real estate deal breakdown

Published 21 days ago • 4 min read

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I started my first business in 2011 with this 1997 Cadillac.

I could fit the belongings of 3 college students in here.

So I picked them up during finals week and stored them in my room.

Storage Squad was born.

4 years later we were storing items for 7,000 students a year at 25 colleges in 12 states. In 2021 we sold the business for 7 figures.

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I wrote this tweet on how to find and hire employees all over the world:

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Next time you take off from a major airport look down at the city below.

Billions of dollars worth of real estate just in your view. There are millions of buildings all around us.

Tens of millions of people who own them. Real estate will never be fully institutionalized.

There will always be room for the relative mom-and-pop. There will always be good deals because people fail to maintain or manage their properties properly.

Being “small” is its own advantage in this game.

You don’t need a big team or a big fund. You can be scrappy and do a multimillion dollar deal by yourself.

And just one good deal can change your life. This is why I love real estate.

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Benjamin's tweet below is an EXCELLENT framework on how to think about Delegation.

Give him a follow:

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Just a reminder:

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PSA:

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I recently looked at a real estate deal in Florida.

13,000 rentable square feet. $6,000 per month on the rent roll.

It’d cost me $3k to run the thing (property taxes and insurance are heavy).

$3k of profit. 12 months per year means $36k of annual net operating income.

It’s a small property and it's rural. For these two reasons most sophisticated buyers aren’t in the market.

Therefore I need a better deal. Rural markets are soft right now from a new rental perspective.

We have similar deals we bought over a year ago that are sitting at 65% occupancy.

That means I can’t raise rents or count on revenue growth right now.

A 10 cap means I’d pay $360k for this property.

That is $27 a foot. Less than it cost the guy to build it.

He wants $1 million.

Hard pass.

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Here's a list of 15 accounts you can follow online to get smarter:

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Sales is the key to life.

Every single interaction with another human that could possibly move your life forward is a sales interaction.

  • Convince an attractive person to date you
  • Talk a great employee into working for you
  • Get a partner to start a biz with you
  • Create friends who want to be around you
  • Raise money for a real estate deal
  • Convince a customer to buy from you
  • Get your boss to give you a raise / opportunity
  • Trying to get a job offer from a new company
  • Buying something important? You're selling yourself there too.

Want people to follow you on Twitter? You are selling yourself and your ideas.

Literally everything in life that could potentially move you forward as a person is a sales environment. Sales skills aren't just for cold callers.

EVERYBODY needs to embrace this as a necessary part of life and take it seriously.

Onward and upward,

Nick Huber

P.S.

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Nick Huber

Entrepreneurship & Real Estate

I own a real estate firm with over 1.9 million square feet of self storage and 45 employees. I also own 6 other companies with over 400 employees. I send deal breakdowns with P&Ls. Newsletter topic: Real Estate, Management, Entrepreneurship

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