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Meet Jake

Jake Woodward is a veteran in the commercial real estate industry and has become a leader in net leased retail site selection, brokerage, and development in the Western half of the U.S. He has a proven track record of unlocking value in sites and translating client visions into reality. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, develop, or invest in commercial real estate, JW Properties has the experience and platform to render your ideas into reality.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Utah in 2003, his career started as an inhouse store development manager with LoveSac, a mall-based retailer.  Jake eventually chaired the site selection committee for LoveSac and oversaw the opening of over 25 stores.

In 2005 Jake started his own real estate firm where he successfully navigated the growth of his brokerage and development company despite the difficult conditions of the real estate market during the Great Recession. 

He earned his Brokers license in 2011 and merged his real estate firm with Wadsworth Development Group (WDG) in 2012.  While at WDG Jake served as a project manager and broker where he further developed his craft of being able to assemble deals, get them designed, entitled, financed and constructed.  Eventually Jake became the Director of a successful division of the company referred to as the Preferred Development Division.  This division was focused on the site selection, acquisition, and ground up development of net leased retail properties in the western United States. Under his stewardship his division was directly responsible for the development of hard corner real estate valued at roughly $62 Million.

 Jake has personally been involved in just over 100 net leased retail deals where he has done the site selection, assembled the deal, and in many cases been directly involved in the development for tenants like Starbucks, Walgreens, Burger King, Del Taco, Buffalo Wild Wings, and others in locations throughout 7 states in the Western U.S.

 

Jake is well respected in his business dealings, is active in his church and community, has lots of close friends and associates but above all he is a family man with a beautiful wife (Katie) and 4 very active children.  He loves watching his girls dance and play soccer and his son play the sport of the season.

Some of the words, phrases, and nicknames used to describe Jake both as professional and a human being by those who know him best are:

“Gritty”

“One of the good guys”

“A real estate bird-dog”

“A great deal maker”

“Honey badger”

“Freaking awesome dad” (His favorite)

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