Get ready for the 2023

Best Ever Conference & Verivest Pitch Slam!

Apply to win a share of $500k* in investment commitments and network with like-minded real estate investors, syndicators, and influencers. 

Applications close February 10th. Finalists will pitch live at the Best Ever Conference in Salt Lake City March, 8th-10th 2023.
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Verivest 2023 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:
1st Place Prize - $350k in investment commitments*.
2nd Place Prize - $150k in investment commitments*.

All finalists in the BEC Pitch Slam Competition will receive:

  • A chance to win a share $500K* in investment commitments.
  • One FREE Verivest Fund Builder syndication setup (valued at $4950) - learn more about Fund Builder here.
  • One FREE BEC Conference Plus ticket (valued at $2199).
  • Pitch Slam applicants not selected as a finalist will still receive a promo code for 15% off the Conference Plus ticket (valued at $330).
  • Media and High Net Worth investor exposure - pitch to an audience of over 1,500 people.
  • Access to exclusive networking events.
  • Access to a private "mini-masterminds" group with other industry leaders.
  • Professional pitch coaching before the live event.

Meet our expert panel of judges

Founder and CEO of Fairway America and Verivest

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) is the founding partner of Vive (rhymes with "five") 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. Her professional expertise includes driving corporate strategy and business development opportunities.

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 real estate assets over her career in both the startup world as well as the corporate world. Because of her diverse background, she is often a panelist and speaker for various podcasts, global conferences, and radio shows.

Aside from professional endeavors, Veena is a passionate philanthropist. She has founded and served on the board for a national non-profit organization. In 2017, she was one of only 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. She continues to be involved in helping companies and charitable organizations develop better disaster recovery protocols for future emergencies. She is a current lending team lead at, an organization that specializes in helping entrepreneurs with micro-loans. Other organizations that Veena has a passion for include, local food banks,, St. Jude's Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Safe Mothers Safe Babies.

Vive Funds is the vision of an investor centric firm coupled with proven best
practices coming together. The firm was established to create a space for investors to rely on carefully planned projects with client experience being at the forefront of our mission. Any project with the Vive name on it can be trusted to have gone through our rigorous metric standards before approval.

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 a Full Conference Plus ticket to the Best Ever Conference

Conference Plus tickets include:

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.

There will be two winners chosen:

  • 1st Place Prize of $350k in investment commitments*.
  • 2nd Place Prize of $150k in investment commitments*.
General selection criteria:
Key dates and important information:
  • Application deadline February 10th, 2023
  • Finalists notified and provided with additional informational by February 24th, 2023
  • First round of pitch presentations start March 8th, 2023
  • The chosen finalists will receive a free BEC Conference Plus ticket & one free Verivest Fund Builder setup - learn more here
  • Airfare and boarding accommodations not included

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*$500K in total investment commitments, includes top voted Real Estate Sponsor who will receive a conditional investment commitment of $350k and the next top voted Real Estate Sponsor who will receive a conditional investment commitment of $150K. Any actual investment is subject to due diligence by the participating judges. All finalists are also eligible to create one new syndication on Fund Builder for free (set up waived, $4950 in value), annual admin fees still apply. All investments are non-transferrable or exchangeable for cash.