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Mar 12 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The In’s & Out’s of Private Real Estate Investing

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The In’s & Out’s of Private Real Estate Investing

6:00PM-8:00PM | Tuesday, March 12 | Library

Members & Hotel Guests Welcome

Join Rhett Trees and Jake Vanderslice and learn about beginning an investment in private real estate syndications and funds within the self-storage and mobile home landscape.

About Rhett Trees
Founder and CEO, Seneca Capital Partners

Rhett Trees is a soulful entrepreneur, spiritual seeker, audiophile, investor, traveler, philanthropist, winery owner, and vintage car collector. Rhett is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer at Seneca Capital Partners and its nearly 100 affiliates. Seneca Capital Partners, via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Seneca Capital Management, is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor that specializes in niche, non-correlated assets that are generally in sectors that are not well understood, not overcapitalized, and do not fit neatly into traditional institutional asset classes. On 12/31/21, Seneca closed their 3rd Fund in 5 years, and, once deployed, the firm plans to house $350,000,000 in AUM. Rhett is a proud graduate and former board member of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with a double major in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management. He completed the Real Estate Executive Program at Harvard Business School, the YPO Executive Program at the Chicago Booth Business School, and finished his overseas studies at the University of London in England. Rhett sits on several for-profit and not-for-profit boards including the Levitt Pavilion and YPO Colorado. When he’s not working, Rhett enjoys live music, fly fishing, scuba diving, golf, and spending time with his wife, Lindsey, and their 2 children.

About Jacob Vanderslice 
Principal, VanWest Partners

Jacob is a co-founder of VanWest Partners and has been investing in real estate since 2005. He leads the Investor Relations team and the launch of private Funds to raise capital for self-storage acquisitions. On behalf of VanWest, Jacob has deployed over $250 million in capital for value-add self-storage investments throughout the United States. Additionally, Jacob acquired 1,000+ residential properties on behalf of a national private investment firm. Before founding VanWest, Jacob was a professional firefighter and arson investigator in the state of Colorado. Jacob sits on the Board of Directors for Craig Hospital, a neurorehabilitation and research hospital in Englewood, Colorado specializing in spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation and research. Jacob enjoys flying airplanes, skiing, and hiking, and spending time with his wife and two young sons.