Nadine Watt is president of Watt Cos., overseeing 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. She led a 2011 strategic reorganization of the company to shift focus beyond property management and leasing to acquisitions and real estate development, as well as entrepreneurial joint venture opportunities. The year she also was instrumental in launching a new acquisition division, Watt Investment Partners, which is actively investing $60 million of debt and equity in a variety of property types across the Western United States. Watt has throughout her 17-year tenure at Watt Cos., played significant roles in nearly all facets of the company’s operations. She has developed hundreds of apartment units and multiple shopping centers. Watt 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, which received a TOBY award in 2011and was Platinum LEED certification in 2013. She also oversees Watt Companies’ oil and gas operations. Watt is a member of the USC Board of Governors and the Marshall School of Business Board of Leaders, as well as the Lusk Center for Real Estate and the USC Associates. She is also on the boards of Brentwood School and is the first female chair for the Los Angeles Business Council. She also serves on the executive committee for the Los Angeles Real Estate and Construction Council for the City of Hope. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and holds a Master of Arts degree from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.
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