Get ready for the 2024

Best Ever Conference, Fairway America & Verivest Pitch Slam!

Apply to win hundreds of thousands of dollars* in investment commitments and network with like-minded real estate investors, syndicators, fund managers and influencers. 

Applications close January 31st February 7th. Finalists will pitch live at the Best Ever Conference in Salt Lake City April, 10th-12th 2024.
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Fairway America & Verivest 2024 Best Ever Pitch Slam Competition

What is the Fairway America & Verivest Pitch Slam?
The Verivest Pitch Slam is a chance for real estate sponsors and fund managers to pitch their investment opportunity or platform (if no current open opportunity) in front of an audience of industry leaders, real estate investors and a panel of expert judges.

Who should apply?
New, emerging and established real estate sponsors, syndicators and fund managers with an investment opportunity (syndication or fund) who want to pitch to a live investor audience in a Shark Tank-style format. If you've got an exciting deal or fund or real estate investment platform to share, we'd love to hear from you!

Do I need a current or live deal to pitch?
No. While it would be ideal if you have an open fund or opportunity, you do not have to have one in order to pitch. If you do not have a pending deal, you can still pitch your platform using examples of deals you have done or expect to have coming up in the near future (and adjust your presentation accordingly).

12 finalists will be selected.

All finalists in the BEC Pitch Slam Competition will receive:

  • A chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars* in investment commitments
  • Two discounted Conference tickets to the Best Ever Conference
  • Media and High Net Worth investor exposure; pitch to an audience of over 1,200 people
  • Access to exclusive networking events with industry leaders
  • Professional pitch coaching and support
  • Your company and deal information included in a Digital Directory shared with all attendees

Meet our expert panel of judges

Founder and CEO of Verivest and Fairway America

Founder, CEO and Chairman of Fairway America and Verivest. Seasoned real estate executive, Chief Investment Officer, and fund manager who started and managed eleven (11) real estate asset based Reg D pooled investment funds over more than 22 years. Discretionary underwriter/approval authority on thousands of real estate asset based investments with total asset value in the billions, including pooled investment funds, real estate secured loans (newly originated and discounted acquisitions), syndications, participations, GP and LP equity interests, and more.

Real estate asset-based 506 Regulation D pooled investment fund expert. Has played lead role in advising on the architecture and creation of hundreds of discretionary pooled funds for hundreds of sponsors/lenders/managers across multiple real estate strategies and asset types including debt, equity, GP co-invest, multifamily, office, industrial, retail, self-storage, hospitality, residential, construction, value-add, mortgage pools, distressed debt acquisition, tax lien certificates, SFR fix-n-flip, B2R, and more. Author of "Capital Attraction: The Small Balance Real Estate Entrepreneur's Essential Guide to Raising Capital".

Co-Founder of Ashcroft Capital

Joe Fairless is the Co-founder of Ashcroft Capital which has over $2.7B of assets under management. In addition to his work with Ashcroft Capital, Joe created the podcast, Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever Show, which is the longest running daily real estate podcast in the world. Joe is also a proud Member of the Texas Tech Alumni Advisor Board for the College of Media and Communication, as well as being recognized as Outstanding Alumni at Texas Tech University, where he is a former Adjunct Professor. Joe is currently a Junior Achievement Board Member and Volunteer for the Cincinnati chapter and has been recognized by the Junior Achievement’s Free Enterprise Society. Joe volunteers at Crossroads Hospice and in 2018 he was recognized as Multifamily Investor of the Year by Think Realty Magazine.

Ash has been a full-time Commercial Real Estate Investor for almost 15 years. This was after a 15-year corporate career. He is a value-add investor and has purchased and/or developed retail, warehouse, flex, office, industrial, land, mixed-use, medical, restaurants, etc. From vacant buildings to fully leased NNN properties, the consistent theme is extraordinary returns. He is a hands-on property manager and also teaches others how to invest in non-residential commercial property through his Mastermind at Invest Beyond Multifamily. Ash is a champion of CRE and helping others. He has spoken on numerous stages and to this day still takes the time to educate others.

Managing Partner at PassiveInvesting.com

Dan Handford is one of the managing partners of PassiveInvesting.com which is a leading private equity real estate firm with $1.4B+ in assets under management. PassiveInvesting.com acquires multifamily, express car washes, self-storage, and hotel assets in high growth markets across the USA to provide solid, consistent returns to passive investors. They also have a real estate debt fund that placed $104mil+ in loans in 2023 to rehabbers/fix-n-flippers. Dan is the founder of the Multifamily Investor Nation and Storage Investor Nation which hosts events throughout the year to over 60,000+ investors globally and a top ranked podcast. You can connect with Dan by going to www.linkwithdan.com and connecting with him on LinkedIn.

Founder at Vive Funds

Veena Jetti (VEE-nuh JEH-tee) is the founding partner of Vive Funds, a unique commercial real estate firm that specializes in curating conservative opportunities for investors. Veena brings a dynamic perspective to targeting, acquiring, managing, and operating assets using best practices combined with cutting edge technologies. Veena also leads a Facebook Community called Masterning Multifamily with Veena Jetti.

After graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in Finance at 20 years old, she pursued her passion for real estate. Veena has over a decade of real estate experience and over $1B+ in multifamily transactions in her own portfolio.

Veena is also a passionate philanthropist. In 2017, she was one of three women to receive the Politico Woman of the Year award for the significant amount of time and focus she spent on aiding in a grassroots Hurricane Harvey disaster response.

Founder/CEO at Life Bridge Capital

Whitney Sewell is your trusted guide to prosperity and purpose. A Kentucky native and Army National Guard veteran, his journey is marked by resilience and a commitment to making a difference.

In 2009, realizing that law enforcement wouldn't provide the financial freedom he desired, Whitney and his wife, Chelsea, turned to real estate investment. He founded Life Bridge Capital LLC in 2017, a venture that not only offers investors exceptional returns but also contributes 50% of Whitney’s personal profits to support adoption.

Whitney's influence extends beyond business. As the host of "The Real Estate Syndication Show," he shares wisdom from industry experts, empowering passive investors. He and his wife are the founders of the Omnah Foundation, dedicated to helping orphans and their adoptive families.

With a portfolio of 1500 units valued at approximately $450 million, Whitney and his business partner Sam Rust have led Life Bridge Capital's remarkable growth. When you invest with Whitney, you're not only growing your wealth; you're becoming part of a movement that changes lives—one investor, one family, and one child at a time.

All Pitch Slam finalists receive up to two discounted Conference Plus tickets to the Best Ever ConferenceConference Plus tickets include:

Conference Plus tickets include:
More judges to be announced soon

How does Pitch Slam work?

An expert panel of judges will choose 12 finalists to compete in the Pitch Slam Competition. Those finalists will receive a private pitch coaching session before the event and pitch their opportunity or platform live in front of the entire Best Ever Conference audience.
General selection criteria:
Key dates and important information:
  • Application deadline January 31st, 2024 February 7th, 2024
  • Finalists notified and provided with additional informational by February 12th, 2024 February 16th, 2024
  • First round of pitch presentations start April 10th, 2024
  • The chosen finalists will receive two discounted BEC Conference tickets
  • Airfare and boarding accommodations not included

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* Any actual investment is subject to due diligence by the participating judges. All investments are non-transferable or exchangeable for cash.