Watt Investment Partners

St. Vincent | Office | Los Angeles, CA

About Watt Investment Partners

Watt Investment Partners was formed to leverage off of Watt Companies’ permanent capital base and expertise of its large in-house support organization. Tasked with finding 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 opportunities, including property-level equity, debt and special situations transactions and businesses with real estate holdings that can benefit from Watt’s operational expertise. Watt Investment Partners has the ability to provide flexible capital to respond to transaction-specific needs, including the outright purchase or financing of existing assets or companies and the funding of future development or acquisition opportunities.

Combining strong liquidity, disciplined investing, a high level of integrity and broad industry expertise, Watt Investment Partners is well equipped to capitalize on the dynamic economic climate and generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for both its permanent capital and investor partners.

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  • Nadine Watt, Watt Companies

    Nadine Watt

    President & Board Member

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    Nadine Watt is President of Watt Companies, where she oversees all commercial investment activities including acquisitions, development, and asset management for the company’s 6 million square-foot portfolio of multifamily, industrial, office, and retail properties.

    In 2011, Nadine led a strategic reorganization of Watt Companies that moved the firm beyond traditional property management and leasing to a focus on acquisitions and real estate development, as well as entrepreneurial joint venture opportunities. Later that year, she was instrumental in launching a new acquisition division – Watt Investment Partners – that is actively investing $60 million of debt and equity in a variety of property types across the Western United States.

    Throughout her 20-year tenure at Watt Companies, Nadine has played significant roles in nearly all facets of the company’s operations. She has developed hundreds of apartment units and multiple shopping centers. Nadine was also responsible for a multi-million dollar renovation program at Watt Plaza, a 920,000 square foot, Class-A office building in Century City, that was instrumental in securing the building’s Platinum LEED certification in 2013 and a TOBY award in 2011. She also oversees Watt Companies’ oil and gas operations.

    An active business and community leader, Nadine is a member of the USC Board of Governors and the Marshall School of Business Board of Leaders, the USC Price School of Public Policy as well as the Lusk Center for Real Estate and the USC Associates. She is the first female Chair for the Los Angeles Business Council; and she recently joined the Board of Visionary Women. Nadine received the Century City Citizen of the Year Award in 2017 and the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2018. She served on the publicly traded companies’ boards of both First Century Bank and the New Home Company. She used to serve on the Board of Brentwood School until 2019. LA Times also featured her story and accomplishments in the summer of 2018.

    A graduate of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Nadine also holds a Master of Arts degree from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.

    Nadine currently resides in Beverly Hills with her husband Andrew Jameson and their two daughters, Keira and Reese Jameson.

  • Jennifer McElyea, Managing Director, Watt Investment Partners

    Jennifer McElyea

    Senior Managing Partner

    Jennifer is a Senior Managing Partner and co-head of Watt Investment Partners, and is responsible for sourcing and executing real estate investment opportunities. Jennifer has nearly 20 years of experience in real estate investing with a emphasis on development, land use and the entitlement process. As such, she has spent considerable time at the intersection of finance, public policy, community engagement and law. More recently, Jennifer has focused on public-private-partnership opportunities and the use of innovative financial structures to address the affordable housing crisis.

    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 completed the entitlement of a 1.0mm square foot development in Hollywood. 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 holds a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and German Literature from the University of Virginia. Jennifer has been recognized as a “California Woman of Influence” by Real Estate Forum and “40 under 40” by Southern California Real Estate. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute, a guest lecturer at Loyola Law School and the University of Southern California, and sits on the Boards of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and USC Price Real Estate Affiliates. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

     

  • Adam Siegman, Managing Director, Watt Investment Partners

    Adam Siegman

    Managing Director

    Adam Siegman is a Managing Director and co-head of Watt Investment Partners, and is responsible for the sourcing and execution of real estate investment opportunities.  Adam has nearly 20 years of experience in real estate investing with a focus on opportunistic and value add real estate strategies with a primary focus on the office and multifamily sectors. In his role, Adam is responsible for transaction capitalization and predevelopment activities, including entitlements and leasing oversight, on WIP’s commercial properties.

    Prior to joining Watt, Adam was a Vice President at LoanCore Capital where he was responsible for the origination and acquisition of over $700 million of mortgage and mezzanine loans on commercial real estate properties. Previously, Adam was a Vice President at OneWest Bank, where he was involved in the acquisitions of First Federal Bank and La Jolla Bank in structured transactions with the FDIC. Prior to OneWest, Adam was an Associate for Citi Property Investors, where he focused on West Coast acquisitions and investments.

    Adam holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute where he serves on the UDMUC Green Product Council. Immediately following Stanford, Adam played a season of professional soccer in the USL for the San Francisco Bay Seals. Adam’s other pursuits include an active role in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles and serving on the Board of Directors for STOKED, a charity organization focused on underserved students. Outside of the office, Adam enjoys surfing and spending time with his growing family in Manhattan Beach.

     

     

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