Arete Wealth Management 

Arete Wealth Management is the financial investment entity within the Arete family of companies. Arete is a full-service, boutique Broker Dealer, Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and Insurance firm. The company offers wealth management for both individuals and institutions through financial planning, asset management and investment banking. The firm also boasts alternative investment access, venture capital and private equity programs. Headquartered in Chicago, the firm’s financial management products and services are offered through more than 25 offices and over 100 advisors nationwide.

AC Self Storage Solutions, LLC

Troy Downing | Chief Executive Officer
AC Self Storage Solutions, LLC

  • Mr. Downing has had a varied career in Academia, Technology, Venture and Real Estate, and now is our venture partner as CEO of AC Self Storage Solutions, LLC.

  • He has been focused on the acquisition, development, and management of Commercial Real Estate for more than a decade with an emphasis on Self Storage acquisitions and property management.

  • Mr. Downing heads the acquisitions, due-diligence, and asset management efforts at AC Self Storage Solutions.

  • Mr. Downing has been heavily involved in the Self Storage industry both in terms of asset and property management as well as a writer and contributor to various industry trade publications, such as Mini Storage Messenger and various Commercial Real Estate newsletters and blogs.

Cardiff Craft Company 

Cardiff Craft Co. is comprised of a team of master distributors offering advising, consulting and investing in the craft beer industry. Armed with years of experience and a team of experts, we provide distribution services, investment banking, financial services and ancillary services for mid to large craft brewers and distillers. Located in the heart of the craft beer capital of the world, this San Diego-based company strives to champion world class brands and offer top shelf personnel and networking.