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Jacob Vanderslice

Jacob is the co-founder of VanWest Partners and a seasoned real estate investor with a track record dating back to 2005. At VanWest, he oversees strategic creation of the company’s self storage investment portfolios and also directs the Investor Relations team, where he has established a reputation for exceptional stewardship and high transparency. Jacob is committed to maintaining long-term relationships with VanWest’s investment partners, underlined by a history of investors who have repeatedly renewed their commitments over the years.

Under his fundraising leadership, VanWest has strategically deployed over $375 million in capital in value-add self-storage facilities across the United States. He has also orchestrated the acquisition of more than 1,000 residential properties in key US markets, including a significant institutional partnership that resulted in nearly 400 residential acquisitions in 2013-2014.

Jacob designed and now leads the Investor Relations platform at VanWest, recognized for its industry-leading investor reporting. The company’s platform is a testament to Jacob’s commitment to transparency and accountability, ensuring that all investment partners are well-informed and confident in their overall investment performance with VanWest.

Before his real estate career, Jacob served as a professional firefighter and arson investigator in Colorado. His dedication to community service continues through his role on the Board of Directors for Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado, a premier facility for neurorehabilitation and research specializing in spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries.

Outside of his professional life, Jacob is an avid aviator and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys skiing, hiking, and spending time with his wife and two young sons.