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. Since taking the helm in 2018, the organization has completed six affordable housing communities, representing 285 new homes for seniors, families, individuals and people who have experienced homelessness. Another 399 units are currently in WHCHC’s development pipeline in the cities of West Hollywood, Los Angeles and Palm Springs.
Mr. Slansky has over 20 years of experience in real estate development and corporate finance. Previously, he was WHCHC’s Director of Real Estate Development, and before then, he started as Project Manager in 2010.
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 the 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.