Business is my Worship: Interview with Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith serves as a Principal of Elevation Capital Group, bringing more than 15 years of extensive business experience in market evaluation, property analysis, management systems, due diligence and finance.
Elevation Capital Group, and its affiliates, (“Elevation”) have grown into a well-respected leader in the alternative real estate investment space. Elevation focuses exclusively on cycle-resilient real estate strategies and niche property types, including manufactured housing communities and self-storage. Elevation, through its affiliates, has acquired properties worth more than $475 million and has an interest in over 175 assets across more than 30 states.
A seasoned and engaging public speaker, Ryan has spoken to audiences ranging from 20 to more than 10,000, sharing the stage with names such as Steve Forbes, Kristen Armstrong, Rudy Giuliani, Colin Powell, Sarah Palin, Ben Stein and other notable industry leaders.
Ryan graduated from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science.
A highly recruited athlete, Ryan was drafted as a high school senior by the Baltimore Orioles, and again in college by the Anaheim Angels, but ultimately made the decision to pursue an entrepreneurial business career.