Western Realco Profiles
Vance C. Mape III - Principal
Aided by his family's heritage as general contractors and developers, Mr. Mape started his real estate career in Southern California in 1969 and has been active in the development of industrial and commercial projects since that time.
He established Western Realco in 1972 headquartered in Newport Beach. Under his guidance, Western Realco, with partners such as Businessman's Assurance, Copley Real Estate Advisors and CIGNA, started development programs throughout Southern and Northern California and Southern Nevada.
Mr. Mape has been a member of National Association of Industrial and Office Parks and Urban Land Institute.
He graduated from Gonzaga University and resides in Newport Beach, California.
Gary M. Edwards - Principal
Gary Edwards has been with Western Realco for over 25 years. Gary responsibilities include site selection, market analysis, financial underwriting, and all due diligence issues for each property. Once the property is acquired, Gary is responsible for entitlement processing, construction management, as well as coordination of marketing activities for the project.
During his tenure, the Company has acquired over 1,000 acres and built almost 7 million square feet of product. Prior to joining Western Realco, Gary spent 10 years with the national brokerage firm of Cushman & Wakefield, focusing primarily on land sales as well as industrial and technology building sales and leasing throughout southern California.
Gary is a past president of the Inland Empire Chapter of NAIOP, and currently sits on its Advisory Committee as well as being a Co-Chair of its Legislative Committee. He is also on the National Board of Directors for NAIOP. He is currently a member of the SoCal and Southern Nevada Chapters, and was previously on the National Education Sub-Committee for the initial I.con Conference. In addition, Gary is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). He is a graduate of Stanford University.
Jeremy Mape - Director of Acquisitions
Jeremy Mape came to Western Realco in 2007 from the investment brokerage community of Northern California where he worked in real estate since 2002. During his last three years in San Francisco, Jeremy was a partner at Retail West. There, he was in charge of investment services where he focused on identifying development opportunities, representing exchange buyers, as well as dispositions of investment properties. In just over two years with Retail West, Jeremy was involved in more than $65,000,000 worth of transactions.
During his first eighth years with Western Realco, Jeremy has generated over $200,000,000 worth of acquisitions as well as assisted with over $265,000,000 worth of dispositions. Jeremy's expertise in real estate transactions has allowed Western Realco to analyze more opportunities while keeping the same quality end product.