Jonathan Slager serves as Co-CEO of Bridge Investment Group and CIO of Bridge Multifamily Fund Manager LLC, and has 31 years of experience in the real estate, finance, and software industries. Mr. Slager has been involved in underwriting, acquiring and managing over $3.5 Billion in assets including all ROC fund assets, and has been a key driver of asset executions and returns.
From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Slager was with The Pacific Group USA, Inc., and with Bridge Loan Capital Fund. He was responsible for major acquisitions, development, and entitlements and financing of major real estate projects.
For nearly a decade prior to that, Mr. Slager worked at The Koll Company and then Wells Fargo Bank. At these leading institutions he was responsible for the acquisition, development, asset management and disposition of commercial real estate assets. Mr. Slager played the leading role on large institutional commercial real estate projects ranging from resort, residential, office, industrial and retail projects.
While at Wells Fargo, Mr. Slager negotiated purchase agreements, performed feasibility analyses, coordinated resolution of zoning and entitlement issues, arranged debt financing, oversaw construction, managed assets, and performed leasing and marketing services. During that period, his team acquired land and buildings valued in excess of US$700 million; managed multiple development projects of over 1.6 million square feet of commercial office, industrial, retail, residential, and resort real estate; and formed joint ventures with private and institutional partners, such as Aetna and John Hancock.
Mr. Slager earned his Master in Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from New York University in 1985. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English, Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude, from the University of Utah in 1981.