Watt Properties

Watt Properties

Alamitos Bay | Retail | Long Beach, CA

About Watt Properties

Watt Properties has a proud history rooted in its 40 year role as a developer in the Southwestern Region of the United States. Today, the portfolio is comprised of shopping centers, office buildings, apartments, mobile home communities and industrial parks. Watt Properties focuses on maximizing returns for its owners and partners from the portfolio of assets.

In the recent years, the firm’s objective is focused on evaluating the highest and best use of real estate in its portfolio. This has lead to opportunistic redevelopment of retail centers such as Edinger Plaza and Palo Woods. Through the successful management of the organization’s relationships with its retailers, lenders and partners, Watt has accelerated the achievement of its portfolio goals and positioned itself for success in its core markets.

As Watt looks to the future it continues to develop relationships that create value for its owners, partners and tenants to ensure asset performance, propelling the firm to serve the communities with its holdings.

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  • Allison Lynch

    President Asset Management

    Allison Lynch joined Watt in 2004.  As Vice President of Asset Management for Watt Properties, Allison is responsible for all aspects of asset and property management on a portfolio of 60 properties comprised of retail, office, industrial and multi family.

    Prior to joining Watt, Allison was Vice President of Asset Management for CNA Enterprises where she managed a portfolio of 30 assets throughout the Southwestern United States.  She has worked in various Asset Management and Property Management positions overseeing all types of commercial real estate for real estate firms such as Burnham Pacific, CB Richard Ellis, MBK Northwest, and Terranomics Retail Services.  Some of her key accomplishments include implementing policies and procedures and Y2K compliance for over 100 properties throughout the Western United States for Burnham Pacific and working on the team that managed the $52 million Jantzen Beach SuperCenter redevelopment project for MBK Northwest.

    Allison obtained a B.A. in liberal studies from Mount St. Mary’s College and is a Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX). She serves as a Regent of Mount St. Mary’s College.

  • Courtney Trujillo, Vice President, Watt Properties

    Courtney Trujillo

    Vice President

    As part of the Watt team, Courtney manages a diverse portfolio of assets which include a mix of retail, office and industrial totaling 1.3 million square feet.

    Courtney brings extensive commercial real estate experience to her role at Watt, having managed commercial retail portfolios for companies such as Burnham Pacific Properties, Center Trust Properties, Summit Commercial and Red Mountain Retail Group. Highlights of her career include executing the strategic plan of assembling portfolios of grocery-anchored centers through acquisition to disposition, completing several retail redevelopment projects and overseeing the construction and leasing of a one million square foot regional shopping mall.

    Courtney holds a B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech and is an active participant in ICSC.  She also sits on the PVPUSD school site council and is an active member of the National Charity League.

  • Megan Samples Smith, Senior Asset Manager, Watt Properties

    Megan Samples Smith

    Senior Asset Manager

    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.

  • Bryan Breverman, Analyst, Watt Properties

    Bryan Breverman

    Analyst

    Bryan joined Watt Companies in 2018 as an Analyst for Watt Properties. His primary responsibilities include acquisitions, underwriting, data analysis, and market research. In his time at Watt, Bryan has evaluated 500+, primarily multifamily, investment opportunities and has contributed to the due diligence and financing efforts of recent acquisitions.

    Before his time at Watt, Bryan was a Senior Financial Analyst within AECOM’s Corporate Real Estate division. He developed complex financial models supporting strategic and tactical real estate projects/transactions, reviewed lease structures, and evaluated capital financing alternatives. Additionally, he analyzed and provided guidance on the sale of owned real estate assets, as well as sale-leasebacks.

    Bryan was born and raised in Southern California and holds a degree in Business Administration from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

     

     

  • Cameron Kennedy, General Manager, Watt Plaza

    Cameron Kennedy

    General Manager & California Broker

    Cameron Kennedy joined Watt Companies in 2008 as the General Manager of Watt Plaza.  Prior to joining Watt, she was employed at CBRE where she served as Senior Real Estate Manager at Pacific Corporate Towers, a campus comprised of three commercial office buildings totaling 1.6 million square feet. Before working at Pacific Corporate Towers, Cameron managed a mixed-use portfolio of office and industrial buildings for Walt Disney Company, as well as several commercial office buildings for the Koll Company.

    Cameron has 23 years of real estate management experience and is an accredited CPM, RPA, FMA, CCIM, LEED AP, as well as a licensed California real estate broker. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles.

    California Broker License #01134240

  • Kathy McKay, Vice President-Leasing & California Salesperson, Watt Plaza

    Kathy McKay

    Vice President-Leasing & California Salesperson

    Kathy McKay joined Watt in 1997 and is Vice President of Leasing for Watt Plaza, an office project consisting of twin 23-story office buildings located in the submarket of Century City in Los Angeles, California.  Kathy is responsible for all aspects of leasing Watt Plaza, containing approximately 900,000 square feet of Class “A” office space, from marketing through lease negotiations.

    Prior to joining Watt, Kathy worked for real estate organizations including JMB Realty Corporation, The Water Garden, J.H. Snyder, Prudential Real Estate Investors and PM Realty Group.

    She is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business.  Kathy is a member of Los Angeles Commercial Realty Association (LACRA).

    California Salesperson – License  #01216419

  • Jamie Bergantz, Creative Director, Watt Plaza

    Jamie Bergantz

    Leasing Director

    Jamie’s expertise to re-imagine, design and implement – both interior and exterior space – can be seen in her work. She utilizes her 10+ years of expertise and collaboration, with a simple purpose: to create experiences of beauty and functionality. She is the lead in curating the art, design and creative atmosphere for projects in New York, Los Angeles and London. An avid traveler and student of architecture and design – Jamie is able to bring those elements to each and every project, maintaining sustainability and functionality as core practices.

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