OUR STORY

SIG got its start in the residential development space and quickly transitioned to acquiring commercial real estate assets. At our core we are focused on rigorous due diligence, feasibility, and ensuring transparency with our investors.

OUR STORY

SIG got its start in the residential development space and quickly transitioned to acquiring commercial real estate assets. At our core we are focused on rigorous due diligence, feasibility, and ensuring transparency with our investors.

A note from Spartan’s Leadership

Growth, Respect, Integrity, Tenacity, Transparency: summed up in one word: GRITT.

From our early days of residential development to multimillion-dollar commercial deals, at every step along the way SIG has stayed true to our values.

Our operations are institutional in their standards and our internal intelligence team provides real-time insights into market conditions giving us constant situational awareness.

We’re a team of dedicated professionals guided by our creed, driven by our mission to Improve Lives through Real Estate, and steadfastly focused on finding value add and opportunistic deals for our tribe of investors.

A note from Spartan’s Leadership

Growth, Respect, Integrity, Tenacity, Transparency: summed up in one word: GRITT.

From our early days of residential development to multimillion-dollar commercial deals, at every step along the way SIG has stayed true to our values.

Our operations are institutional in their standards and our internal intelligence team provides real-time insights into market conditions giving us constant situational awareness.

We’re a team of dedicated professionals guided by our creed, driven by our mission to Improve Lives through Real Estate, and steadfastly focused on finding value add and opportunistic deals for our tribe of investors.

In House Expertise

In House Expertise

OUR TEAM

CEO and Co-Founder

Scott Lewis

CIO and Co-Founder

Ryan Gibson

Chief Financial Officer

Ben Lapidus

Director of Operations

Jackie Gibson

Director of Construction

Aaron Saunders

Investor Relations Associate

Lauren Brychell

Senior Investment Associate

Tyler Burke

Project Manager

Gerrit Van Maanen

Senior Corporate Property Manager

Danika Anderson

Investor Relations Manager

Ted Greene

Director of Business Intelligence

Lindsay Lewis

Finance Analyst

Tristan Cottarel

Real Estate Administrative Assistant/Office Manager

Danielle Tricarico

Regional Manager

Valerie Buchanan-Newhouse

Property Management and Marketing Coordinator

Rachel Ford

CEO and Co-Founder

Scott Lewis

Scott Lewis is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Spartan Investment Group, LLC (SIG). To date, SIG operates over 5500 storage units, 200 RV pads, has completed $11M in development projects, has $115M more underway, and raised over $42M in private equity.

As the CEO, Scott is responsible for the strategic direction of the company and ensuring it aligns with SIG’s mission to Improve Lives Through Real Estate. In addition to Spartan, Scott is also in the US Army Reserves and a combat Vet. Scott graduated from Michigan State University with degrees in Chemistry and Marketing, from Catholic University with an MS in Management, and from Georgetown University with a Certificate in Project Management.

In his free time, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife, Lindsay, mountain biking, skiing, and chasing their Jack Russell Terriers around the yard.

 

CIO and Co-Founder

Ryan Gibson

Ryan Gibson is the Chief Investment Officer and the Co-Founder of SIG. He has organized over $30M of private equity for Spartan’s projects. Ryan has experience managing the development of SIGs projects in challenging markets.

For SIG, Ryan is responsible for investor relations and capital raises for projects. Ryan is also a highly experienced commercial airline pilot. Ryan graduated from Mercyhurst University with a bachelor’s degree in Business, with concentrations in Marketing, Management, and Advertising.

Chief Financial Officer

Ben Lapidus

Ben Lapidus is the Chief Financial Officer for Spartan Investment Group LLC, where he has applied his finance and business development skills to construct from scratch a portfolio of over $100M assets under management, build the corporate finance backbone for the organization, and organize over $20M of debt capital from the firm.  In addition to completing over 50 real estate transactions at and prior to Spartan, Ben is also the founder and host of the national Best Ever Real Estate Investing Conference and managing partner of Indigo Ownerships LLC.

Before Spartan, Ben founded and sold a multi-million dollar study abroad company and worked with several start-ups through IPO or acquisition.  He graduated from Rutgers University with dual degrees in Finance and Economics where he founded the Rutgers Entrepreneurial Society.

Director of Operations

Jackie Gibson

Jackie Gibson is the Director of Operations for Spartan Investment Group, LLC. In this role Jackie is leveraging her 10+ years of logistics, procurement, project management, and engagement experience to increase quality, profitability and efficiency for SIG’s projects.

Jackie graduated from Mercyhurst University with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management.

Director of Construction

Aaron Saunders

Aaron Saunders is the Director of Construction for Spartan Investment Group. He brings over 15 years of construction leadership experience including roles as a Sr. Project Engineer, Project Sponsor, and Director of Operations.  Aaron has managed concurrent projects ranging from 1M to 25M and has managed over 150M worth of projects during his career. He has a strong knowledge of project planning/scheduling, contract management, engineering oversite, subcontract management and has been a part of building multiple construction teams over his career. In addition to Spartan, Aaron oversees a real estate portfolio including single-family rentals, residential development, and multifamily limited partnerships.  

Investor Relations Associate

Lauren Brychell

Lauren Brychell is the Investor Relations Associate for Spartan Investment Group, LLC. In this role, Lauren brings her skills in marketing and project management to assist the team with investor facing collateral, communications, capital raise projects, and investor education.

Lauren graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Entrepreneurship.

Schedule with Lauren

Senior Investment Associate

Tyler Burke

Tyler Burke is the Senior Investment Associate for Spartan Investment Group, focusing primarily on new property acquisitions and business development. Prior to Spartan, Tyler was an Associate at Baceline Investments LLC, a Denver based private equity real estate investment firm. In this role, he was responsible for $63,000,000 of acquisitions in under three years. Tyler is a Denver native, where he attended Colorado State University majoring in Economics.

Project Manager

Gerrit Van Maanen

As Construction Project Manager for Spartan Investment Group, Gerrit brings his skills in project management, financial analysis, and residential construction to oversee Spartan’s development and capital improvement initiatives. Prior to this role he worked as a Financial Analyst for IBM.

Gerrit graduated from The University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Finance.

Senior Corporate Property Manager

Danika Anderson

Danika Anderson is the Senior Corporate Property Manager at Spartan Investment Group. Danika executes Spartan’s strategies related to property management operations by directing the team members on the assigned portfolio of properties, and by implementing the policies, procedures and practices that enable each facility to meet and exceed budgeted financial goals and achieve operational excellence.

Before joining Spartan in February 2020, Danika was a Property Manager for Greystar where she managed multi-family communities in the Denver metro area.

Danika graduated from The University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism-advertising and public relations.

Investor Relations Manager

Ted Greene

Ted Greene is a third-generation Seattleite who married his high school sweetheart. Ted and Melissa have two children attending the same High School where they first met. After graduating from Seattle Pacific University with a BA in Finance Ted spent 24 years in the financial services industry as an investment advisor and Fiduciary.

Schedule with Ted

Director of Business Intelligence

Lindsay Lewis

Lindsay Lewis is the Director of Business Intelligence for Spartan Investment Group, LLC. Applying 10+ years of experience in competitive and advanced analytics across the spectrum from data sourcing to integration and exploitation, Lindsay develops and implements the strategy for leveraging data, technology and research to quickly identify opportunities for SIG and its investors.

Lindsay graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a master’s degree in Biodefense.

Finance Analyst

Tristan Cottarel

Tristan Cottarel is the Finance Analyst at Spartan Investment Group. Tristan brings his experience with financial analysis and market research to assist the Finance, Acquisitions, and Business Intelligence teams with market feasibility studies, property due diligence, as well as financial planning and analysis. 

Tristan graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate Finance and an emphasis in Real Property Development.

Real Estate Administrative Assistant/Office Manager

Danielle Tricarico

Danielle Tricarico is the Real Estate Administrative Assistant and Office Manager for Spartan Investment Group.  For 13 years, she worked in the Real Estate Investments Department for a public pension plan and prior to that as a paralegal in the student loan industry.  Danielle has earned an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a Finance concentration.

Regional Manager

Valerie Buchanan-Newhouse

Valerie Buchanan-Newhouse is the Regional Manager for Spartan Investment Group’s Tyler Longview Portfolio. She is a United States Army Decorated Veteran and served a tour during Operation Enduring Freedom. She also served as support for Operation Iraqi Freedom, assisted in creating the Warrior Transition Unit(WTU) at Fort Hood Texas, and served five years as the Transition Non-Commissioned Officer. She brings 10 plus years of experience in Multi-Unit Retail Leadership and Corporate Recruitment Management.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from American Intercontinental University and currently pursuing her Master of Business and Administration graduating in the Spring of 2021.

Property Management and Marketing Coordinator

Rachel Ford

Rachel Ford is the Property Management and Marketing Coordinator for Spartan Investment Group, LLC.  In this role, Rachel brings her skills in project management and marketing strategy to maximize the operations of Spartan’s growing national real estate portfolio and drive property marketing efforts.

Rachel graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Minor in Psychology. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rachel naturally has a passion for the outdoors. When out of the office, you can find Rachel enjoying all that Colorado has to offer with her golden retriever, Brinley.

OUR TEAM

CEO and Co-Founder

Scott Lewis

CIO and Co-Founder

Ryan Gibson

Chief Financial Officer

Ben Lapidus

Director of Business Intelligence

Lindsay Lewis

Director of Operations

Jackie Gibson

Investor Relations Associate

Lauren Brychell

Project Manager

Gerrit Van Maanen

Senior Corporate Property Manager

Danika Anderson

Finance Analyst

Tristan Cottarel

Investor Relations Manager

Ted Greene

Real Estate Administrative Assistant/Office Manager

Danielle Tricarico

Regional Manager

Valerie Buchanan-Newhouse

Senior Investment Associate

Tyler Burke

Director of Construction

Aaron Saunders

Property Management and Marketing Coordinator

Rachel Ford

CEO and Co-Founder

Scott Lewis

Scott Lewis is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Spartan Investment Group, LLC (SIG). To date, SIG operates over 5500 storage units, 200 RV pads, has completed $11M in development projects, has $115M more underway, and raised over $42M in private equity.

As the CEO, Scott is responsible for the strategic direction of the company and ensuring it aligns with SIG’s mission to Improve Lives Through Real Estate. In addition to Spartan, Scott is also in the US Army Reserves and a combat Vet. Scott graduated from Michigan State University with degrees in Chemistry and Marketing, from Catholic University with an MS in Management, and from Georgetown University with a Certificate in Project Management.

In his free time, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife, Lindsay, mountain biking, skiing, and chasing their Jack Russell Terriers around the yard.

 

CIO and Co-Founder

Ryan Gibson

Ryan Gibson is the Chief Investment Officer and the Co-Founder of SIG. He has organized over $30M of private equity for Spartan’s projects. Ryan has experience managing the development of SIGs projects in challenging markets.

For SIG, Ryan is responsible for investor relations and capital raises for projects. Ryan is also a highly experienced commercial airline pilot. Ryan graduated from Mercyhurst University with a bachelor’s degree in Business, with concentrations in Marketing, Management, and Advertising.

Chief Financial Officer

Ben Lapidus

Ben Lapidus is the Chief Financial Officer for Spartan Investment Group LLC, where he has applied his finance and business development skills to construct from scratch a portfolio of over $100M assets under management, build the corporate finance backbone for the organization, and organize over $20M of debt capital from the firm.  In addition to completing over 50 real estate transactions at and prior to Spartan, Ben is also the founder and host of the national Best Ever Real Estate Investing Conference and managing partner of Indigo Ownerships LLC.

Before Spartan, Ben founded and sold a multi-million dollar study abroad company and worked with several start-ups through IPO or acquisition.  He graduated from Rutgers University with dual degrees in Finance and Economics where he founded the Rutgers Entrepreneurial Society.

Director of Business Intelligence

Lindsay Lewis

Lindsay Lewis is the Director of Business Intelligence for Spartan Investment Group, LLC. Applying 10+ years of experience in competitive and advanced analytics across the spectrum from data sourcing to integration and exploitation, Lindsay develops and implements the strategy for leveraging data, technology and research to quickly identify opportunities for SIG and its investors.

Lindsay graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a master’s degree in Biodefense.

Director of Operations

Jackie Gibson

Jackie Gibson is the Director of Operations for Spartan Investment Group, LLC. In this role Jackie is leveraging her 10+ years of logistics, procurement, project management, and engagement experience to increase quality, profitability and efficiency for SIG’s projects.

Jackie graduated from Mercyhurst University with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management.

Investor Relations Associate

Lauren Brychell

Lauren Brychell is the Investor Relations Associate for Spartan Investment Group, LLC. In this role, Lauren brings her skills in marketing and project management to assist the team with investor facing collateral, communications, capital raise projects, and investor education.

Lauren graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Entrepreneurship.

Schedule with Lauren

Project Manager

Gerrit Van Maanen

As Construction Project Manager for Spartan Investment Group, Gerrit brings his skills in project management, financial analysis, and residential construction to oversee Spartan’s development and capital improvement initiatives. Prior to this role he worked as a Financial Analyst for IBM.

Gerrit graduated from The University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Finance.

Senior Corporate Property Manager

Danika Anderson

Danika Anderson is the Senior Corporate Property Manager at Spartan Investment Group. Danika executes Spartan’s strategies related to property management operations by directing the team members on the assigned portfolio of properties, and by implementing the policies, procedures and practices that enable each facility to meet and exceed budgeted financial goals and achieve operational excellence.

Before joining Spartan in February 2020, Danika was a Property Manager for Greystar where she managed multi-family communities in the Denver metro area.

Danika graduated from The University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism-advertising and public relations.

Finance Analyst

Tristan Cottarel

Tristan Cottarel is the Finance Analyst at Spartan Investment Group. Tristan brings his experience with financial analysis and market research to assist the Finance, Acquisitions, and Business Intelligence teams with market feasibility studies, property due diligence, as well as financial planning and analysis. 

Tristan graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate Finance and an emphasis in Real Property Development.

Investor Relations Manager

Ted Greene

Ted Greene is a third-generation Seattleite who married his high school sweetheart. Ted and Melissa have two children attending the same High School where they first met. After graduating from Seattle Pacific University with a BA in Finance Ted spent 24 years in the financial services industry as an investment advisor and Fiduciary.

Schedule with Ted

Real Estate Administrative Assistant/Office Manager

Danielle Tricarico

Danielle Tricarico is the Real Estate Administrative Assistant and Office Manager for Spartan Investment Group.  For 13 years, she worked in the Real Estate Investments Department for a public pension plan and prior to that as a paralegal in the student loan industry.  Danielle has earned an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a Finance concentration.

Regional Manager

Valerie Buchanan-Newhouse

Valerie Buchanan-Newhouse is the Regional Manager for Spartan Investment Group’s Tyler Longview Portfolio. She is a United States Army Decorated Veteran and served a tour during Operation Enduring Freedom. She also served as support for Operation Iraqi Freedom, assisted in creating the Warrior Transition Unit(WTU) at Fort Hood Texas, and served five years as the Transition Non-Commissioned Officer. She brings 10 plus years of experience in Multi-Unit Retail Leadership and Corporate Recruitment Management.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from American Intercontinental University and currently pursuing her Master of Business and Administration graduating in the Spring of 2021.

Senior Investment Associate

Tyler Burke

Tyler Burke is the Senior Investment Associate for Spartan Investment Group, focusing primarily on new property acquisitions and business development. Prior to Spartan, Tyler was an Associate at Baceline Investments LLC, a Denver based private equity real estate investment firm. In this role, he was responsible for $63,000,000 of acquisitions in under three years. Tyler is a Denver native, where he attended Colorado State University majoring in Economics.

Director of Construction

Aaron Saunders

Aaron Saunders is the Director of Construction for Spartan Investment Group. He brings over 15 years of construction leadership experience including roles as a Sr. Project Engineer, Project Sponsor, and Director of Operations.  Aaron has managed concurrent projects ranging from 1M to 25M and has managed over 150M worth of projects during his career. He has a strong knowledge of project planning/scheduling, contract management, engineering oversite, subcontract management and has been a part of building multiple construction teams over his career. In addition to Spartan, Aaron oversees a real estate portfolio including single-family rentals, residential development, and multifamily limited partnerships.  

Property Management and Marketing Coordinator

Rachel Ford

Rachel Ford is the Property Management and Marketing Coordinator for Spartan Investment Group, LLC.  In this role, Rachel brings her skills in project management and marketing strategy to maximize the operations of Spartan’s growing national real estate portfolio and drive property marketing efforts.

Rachel graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Minor in Psychology. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rachel naturally has a passion for the outdoors. When out of the office, you can find Rachel enjoying all that Colorado has to offer with her golden retriever, Brinley.

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