Chief Executive Watt Cos.




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Watt, who has more than 20 years of experience in real estate, is chief executive of Watt Cos. She oversees acquisitions, development and asset management. The company has a 6 million-squarefoot portfolio. In 2011, she repositioned the firm away from traditional property management and leasing to focus on acquisitions and real estate development in addition to joint venture opportunities. She launched the company’s acquisition division, which has invested $60 million. She was also responsible for renovating the 920,000-square-foot Watt Plaza. Watt is the president-elect of the University of Southern California board of governors, is vice chair of the Lusk Center for Real Estate as well as on the USC Associates board.