Megan Samples Smith is responsible for managing a portfolio of retail assets in Northern and Southern California and Arizona, as well as a portfolio of alternative real estate debt and equity investments. Megan began her tenure at Watt as an Associate, focusing on strategic valuation analysis and debt refinancing of the commercial real estate portfolio.
Prior to Watt, Megan was an Assistant Relationship Manager at US Bank in the Los Angeles Commercial Real Estate lending group where she underwrote and managed a $300 million loan portfolio comprised of multi-family, office, retail and industrial properties.
Megan previously served as Development Manager at RED Development, LLC in Kansas City, overseeing $450 million of ground-up retail projects. Megan also worked as a Series 7 & 63 licensed investment analyst at a bank-sector focused hedge fund in New York City.
Megan earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Southern Methodist University with a Spanish Minor. She also obtained a Certificate in Real Estate Finance & Investments from New York University’s Continuing Education Program and holds her CCIM designation.
Megan is involved in the Junior League of Los Angeles, Upward Bound House and City of Hope’s Building Hope council.