Jennifer McElyea joined Watt Investment Partners as a Managing Director in 2011 and is responsible for the sourcing and management of debt and equity investments. Prior to joining Watt, Jennifer was a Vice President at OneWest Bank where she managed a portfolio of distressed commercial real estate debt. From 2006 through 2009, Jennifer was a Vice President at Apollo Real Estate Advisors where she was responsible for West Coast acquisitions and investment management. Previously, Jennifer held positions at Arch Street Capital Advisors, an international real estate investment advisory firm, and at Deutsche Bank Securities in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group.
Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and German Literature from the University of Virginia and a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California.