Get ready for the 2024

Best Ever Conference & 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. Finalists will pitch live at the Best Ever Conference in Salt Lake City April, 10th-12th 2024.
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Verivest 2024 Best Ever Pitch Slam Competition

What is the 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).

16 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 1,500 people
  • Access to exclusive networking events with industry leaders
  • Professional pitch coaching and support

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 Patel left a 15 year long corporate career and has been a full time Commercial Real Estate Investor for over 10 years.  He is a value add investor and has purchased retail, warehouse, flex, office, industrial, land, mixed use, medical, restaurants and has done ground up development.  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.

Managing Partner at

Dan Handford is one of the managing partners of which is a leading private equity real estate firm with $1.3B+ in assets under management. 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 $95mil+ in loans in 2022 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 and connecting with him on LinkedIn.

Founder at Vive Funds

Veena Jetti (VEE-nuh JEH-tee) the founding partner of Vive Funds, a commercial real estate firm that focuses on conservative investment opportunities. With over a decade of experience and $1B+ in real estate assets, Veena brings a dynamic perspective to asset targeting, acquisition, management, and operation. She is known for driving corporate strategy, business development, and utilizing cutting-edge technologies.

Beyond her professional achievements, Veena is a dedicated philanthropist. She has founded a national non-profit organization and received the Politico Woman of the Year award for her work in grassroots Hurricane Harvey disaster response. Veena continues to contribute to disaster recovery protocols and supports various charitable organizations.

Founder/CEO at Life Bridge Capital

Whitney Sewell is a seasoned real estate investor, podcast host, and philanthropist. He is CEO and founder of Life Bridge Capital, a multifamily syndication investment firm with 1500 units and $400 million AUM. Whitney was able to scale his business at a groundbreaking pace- starting from nothing in 2017 to now consistently raising over $10 million in a few hours. His daily podcast, The Real Estate Syndication Show, has featured over 1300 experts in the field. Whitney recently founded his new non-profit, Omnah

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 16 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
  • Finalists notified and provided with additional informational by February 12th, 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.