The combined experience of the principals includes the acquisition and management of nearly $3,000,000,000 of real estate investments in just about every asset class. 

Academy West Investments, LLC is a student housing investment company located in Orange County, California. The company was formed in 2018 as a start-up investment vehicle by Blake Wettengel and Tanya Muro, who together have nearly 30 years of real estate experience.  

  • We invest in areas that offer a consistent and demonstrable level of demand as well as compelling demographic fundamentals
  • We strive to focus on capital preservation while delivering superior risk-adjusted returns
  • We utilize a network of relationships that offer access to off-market opportunities
  • We treat partners, investors and employees with respect, trust and honesty
  • We respond timely and create lasting relationships with partners, investors and other industry leaders
  • We promote a culture of innovative ideas
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Our Team

Blake Wettengel

Chief Executive Officer

Tanya Muro

Chief Operating Officer

Craig Peterson

Chief Development Officer

Jennifer Welker

Senior Vice President, Finance

Kevin Zinke

Senior Vice President, Project Management