California-based entrepreneur Kenneth P. Slaught is the founder and president of Investec Real Estate Companies. Since 1983, he has built the firm into the largest real estate development and management companies in Santa Barbara County, acquiring over three million square feet of California’s coastal apartment, office, retail, and self-storage properties. With forty employees, the business oversees more than $1 billion in assets, is accredited by the Institute of Real Estate Management, and remains a longtime member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
As President of Investec, Kenny Slaught has played an instrumental role in establishing the firm’s investment strategies and policies, determining its asset class allocations and overseeing its business decisions. Under his supervision, the firm has generated lucrative opportunities despite highly varying financial markets, furthering Investec’s impeccable reputation in the property investment community.
A 1979 alumnus of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Slaught holds a degree in business and economics and has a certification from the California Contractors State License Board, and a California real estate broker’s license obtained in 1979. Prior to forming Investec, he was a founding partner of the MKS Companies, a real estate development, property management, and mortgage brokerage firm.
Outside of his business endeavors, Slaught is a passionate philanthropist that has held leadership positions in numerous Southern Californian nonprofit organizations. He is an active board member of the UCSB Foundation; with former service on the board of the Santa Barbara Hospice Foundation. He is a substantial contributor to the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation as well as many local high schools.