About Watt Funding
Watt Funding is the Commercial Real Estate Lending division of Watt Companies. With over 70 years of commercial real estate experience, Watt Funding originates and structures bridge loans to commercial real estate investors, developers and owners. As an alternative to traditional bank lending, we have established a reputation of providing a dependable source of capital and structured solutions to experienced real estate borrowers. We are committed to providing quick responses and timely closings across all commercial property types. We are prepared to help real estate professionals capitalize on opportunities in today’s marketplace.Visit Website →
EVP Portfolio Managerlaus@wattfunding.com310.314.5089
Manages origination and underwriting of loans by the Fund. Serves on the Board of CDF Capital, a $650 million specialty lender to churches (Since 2012). President of AGP Capital, a Commercial Real Estate Advisory Firm (Since 1993). Laus has 30-years of commercial real estate experience and has been involved in over $500 million of real estate transactions. Previously was Executive Vice President for a commercial real estate development company.
Mark Sato is responsible for investor relations, Fund administration, compliance and financial reporting for Watt Funding. Prior to joining Watt, he was an Assurance Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in Investment Management and Real Estate. Mark is in the process of obtaining his MBA from UCLA Anderson, with a specialization in Real Estate and Finance. He previously served as a risk manager on UCLA’s Anderson Student Asset Management (“ASAM”), applying “Quantitative” investments strategies to a portion of UCLA endowment’s portfolio. In 2016 Mark completed a 6 month long consulting project for a Swedish technology start-up as part of UCLA’s Global Access Program (“GAP”) and was awarded the prestigious 2017 GAP Fellowship Award for his efforts.
He received his Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Los Angeles, where he graded cum laude in 2004. He is also a Certified Public Accounting with the State of California.
SVP Operations and Underwritingjason@wattfunding.com
Underwrites and structures loans made by the Fund. Previously, CFO of one of the largest private home builders in the southwest, building over 1,000 homes per year. Involved with over $700 million in acquisition, development, construction and investor capital.