Tasked with sponsoring creative and opportunistic real estate investments, Watt Investment Partners brings together a team of experienced professionals focused on deploying capital across the spectrum of real estate strategies, including development, use-changes, and special situations transactions that can benefit from Watt's operational expertise.
Combining strong liquidity, disciplined investing, a high level of integrity and broad industry expertise, Watt Investment Partners is well equipped to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns for both its permanent capital and limited partners.
Watt Companies was formed in 1947 and had its origins in home-building Southern California markets. In time, the organization grew through the successful completion of numerous large scale residential housing projects, high-rise office buildings, hotels, industrial parks, and drug/grocery-anchored shopping centers. Today, the company owns and manages a portfolio of over six million square feet of commercial real estate.
In addition to its direct investments, Watt Companies has had a track record of success through its sponsorship of numerous real estate ventures and operating platforms. Most recently, Watt Companies exited its investment in John Laing Homes through a sale in 2006 and its partnership with Centro Properties Group US in 2007.
Watt Companies established Watt Investment Partners in 2010 to serve as the commercial real estate investment vehicle and growth platform for the company.