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Watt Communities

16 Ocotillo | Phoenix, AZ

About Watt Communities

Watt Communities has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of Southern California’s premier home builders. Of course, any mention of Watt Communities must start with its rich history and the name of its founder, Ray Watt.

Watt Communities is highly regarded by the home buying public as a premium quality builder. The company has established relationships with city officials, community leaders, financial institutions, and brokerage communities for its expertise in land acquisition, entitlements, development, homebuilding operation, and financial management.

Led by sound, prudent, management philosophies and an exceptional team of leaders that have guided the companies through every economic circumstance, Watt is a business built on reputation and relationships. With such solid foundations, it becomes very clear why Watt holds a commanding position of leadership in the new-home marketplace.

Originally conceived as a Los Angeles-based, infill homebuilding company, Watt Communities has grown into a regional development company through its Watt Communities brand in Northern and Southern California, Arizona through a joint venture with New Leaf Communities and its Palisades Development arm in the Washington D.C. area.

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  • J. Scott Watt, Watt Companies

    J. Scott Watt

    Chairman of the Board

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    After joining Watt in 1976 as Senior Vice President of Forward Planning, Scott Watt is now the company’s Chairman. Prior to joining, Scott founded and led Scottfield Building Corporation, a company that built more than 1,000 residential units and a shopping center during its six year history. During his time as SVP of Forward Planning, Scott completed $50 million in office buildings, shopping centers and industrial building development. In 1986, he became President of W & B Builders, parent to several Watt subsidiaries. Under his leadership, the division completed over a million square feet of commercial and industrial properties during a three year span. From 1998 to 2006, Scott was a partner in the award-winning John Laing Homes, a company that built more than 3,000 houses per year and generated over $1.1 billion in revenue. Scott took over as Chairman of Watt Companies in 2009 and has successfully engineered the transition from Founder to 2nd generation.  Watt Companies has grown from revenues of $117,000,000 in 2009 to $174,000,000 in 2014.  Scott is a graduate of the University of Southern California and holds a Master’s Degree in Education, with an emphasis in counseling, from the University of Miami. Scott is, or has served as, a Board Member for the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, Union Rescue Mission, Chairman for Christian Associates Los Angeles, and the Board of Brentwood School. He was a chapter chairman of the Santa Monica Bay Chapter of the Y.P.O., a member of the Development Committee at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and a member of Pepperdine Associates, Malibu. He is currently a member of the University of Southern California (USC) Associates Board of Directors, the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate Executive Committee, the USC School of Business Advisory Board and a member of the USC Alumni Executive Board of Governors. Scott is also an Elder at Bel-Air Presbyterian Church.

  • Kevin Webb

    Division President

    Kevin S. Webb serves as Division President of Watt Communities Northern California,. Kevin oversees land acquisition, planning, entitlements, development, construction, and marketing for Watt’s Northern California residential portfolio.

    Kevin brings more than thirty years real estate experience to the Watt Communities Northern California Division. Kevin has been instrumental in re-establishing Watt Communities back into the Northern California market where they once developed in the 1980s.  Kevin rejoined Watt Communities after seven years of running his own development company with land projects in Hawaii, Colorado, Oregon and California.  Kevin began his real estate development career with Watt Investment Properties in 1986, with the development, construction, and asset management over several classes of real estate, including; office/commercial, parking structures, business parks, and other commercial projects.

    Kevin also oversaw the Southern California residential real estate division in the early 2000s where he and was responsible for successfully developing over six separate infill residential projects in Southern California.  Overall, Kevin brings a career of development that involves mastering a variety of product types and project challenges.

  • Michael Von Quilich

    Vice-President of Construction

    Mike joined Watt Communities in 2014. His professional experience of nearly 30 years covers a broad range of experience in the homebuilding industry. Mike has worked through many different levels of management throughout his career, starting as an Assistant Superintendent, Project Superintendent, General Superintendent, Purchasing, and Architecture development, and now Operations. In his current role, Mike is responsible for all field and purchasing operations starting from due diligence during the acquisition process through home production and completion. Mike has also sold residential and commercial real estate, and brings knowledge and expertise of real estate law with him.Mike has held a California General Contractor’s license, and currently holds both California and Florida Real Estate Salesperson’s licenses.

  • Tony Dolim

    Senior Vice President of Finance & Accounting

    Tony Dolim serves as Senior Vice President of Finance & Accounting for Watt Communities. Tony oversees all of Watt Communities’ financial activities, including debt and equity financing, accounting, financial reporting, and strategic business planning.

    Tony has more than 25 years of experience in real estate financing, strategic business planning, joint venture structuring, and accounting. His experience covers land development, homebuilding, commercial and multifamily property.  Tony earned his undergraduate degree in Real Estate Finance from the Marshall School of Business at USC, and an MBA in Finance from the Anderson School at UCLA.  He is a licensed real estate broker in California.

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