Jesse Slansky


Jesse Slansky, President & CEO

At WHCHC, Mr. Slansky leads a team of talented and passionate individuals helping to solve the housing crisis in Southern California. He joined WHCHC in the fall of 2010 and became the Director of Real Estate Development in 2013. As Director, Mr. Slansky has been responsible for overseeing all of the organization’s real estate development activities, including site identification, due diligence, acquisition and negotiation, pro forma analysis and modeling, budgeting and budget tracking, financial structuring, public outreach and community support, land use entitlements, consultant coordination, architectural design, building permits and construction administration, and supervision of the development staff.

Prior to joining WHCHC, Mr. Slansky was the principal of a real estate consulting firm focused on securing financing for affordable housing developments. Previously, he was Vice President of GTO Development, a residential real estate development firm focused on the ground-up development of infill, luxury condominiums.

Mr. Slansky also completed multiple transactions valued at over $2.4 billion during his time as an Associate Director in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at UBS. He began his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions Investment Banking group at Chase in New York.

Mr. Slansky is Vice President of the board of directors of the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing (SCANPH) and a member of the Urban Land Institute. He received an M.B.A. from the USC Marshall School of Business and a B.S. from Cornell University.


Sam Borelli, Director of External Affairs

Matt Mason, Director of Real Estate Development

Walter Maynard, Director of Asset Management

Amy Okamura, Controller

Danny Pepper, Director of Resident Services




Karl Lott, Chair
Alexander Bazley, Vice Chair
Ryan Leaderman, Vice Chair
Roderick Burnley, Secretary
Allison Higgins, Treasurer

Michael Allderdice
Rémy De La Peza
Barrie Gruner
Jim Lion
Tiffany Lowery
Nicole Olivas Jenkins
Ken Sofge
Patrick D. Spillane

Jesse Slansky, President & CEO

Affordable housing has truly transformed my life. Not only my life, but my entire family and generations to come. It’s given me the stability to focus on work and school.

Carmen, Vermont Manzanita Resident