El Jahncke currently serves a Real Estate advisor for Washington Capital Management. El previously served as the portfolio manager for Washington Capital’s mortgage income strategy from 1991 through 2012.
El has spent his entire professional career in the commercial real estate finance industry. He has more than thirty years of commercial real estate investing experience representing institutional investors such as life insurance companies and pension funds. This experience covers the discipline of debt and equity financing, property acquisitions, project analysis, portfolio strategy and administration, loan underwriting, asset management, brokerage and mortgage banking.
El has an MBA degree from Columbia University, a BA degree from Stanford University, and a certificate in real estate (with specialization in appraisal and finance) from UCLA. He is a member of the Pacific Real Estate Institute, the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) and the Seattle Mortgage Bankers Association.
El and his wife Gayle have lived on Mercer Island for over twenty-five years, where he served on the City Council. El enjoys scuba diving, snowboarding, hiking, and mountain climbing.