Jennifer McElyea joined Watt Investment Partners as a Managing Director in 2011 and is responsible for the sourcing and management of equity investments. 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 investment management. 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 received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and German Literature from the University of Virginia and a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California.
Adam Siegman joined Watt Investment Partners as a Managing Director in 2013 and is responsible for the sourcing and management of equity investments. 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 received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California Los Angeles.
Jesse Liu joined Watt Investment Partners as a Vice President in 2017 and is responsible for the sourcing and management of equity investments. Prior to joining Watt, Jesse was the Vice President of Acquisitions at Laurus Corporation where he was responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities across the country. From 2014 to 2016, Jesse was an Originator/Underwriter at Calmwater Capital where he closed over $300 million of senior and mezzanine bridge loans on commercial real estate properties. Previously, Jesse was the Director of Acquisitions at Levy Affiliated Holdings where he focused on value-add investment opportunities on the West Coast.
Jesse received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of California, Irvine.
Gail Freedman joined Watt Investment Partners in 2012 as Executive Assistant and Office Manager.
Before joining Watt Investment Partners, Gail worked for Watt Companies in various departments including Development, Tenant Coordination, Asset and Property Management. She began her career working for the Los Angeles Superior Court as a Judicial Assistant to Superior Court Judges and as Assistant District Chief of the Santa Monica Superior Court.
Gail earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Spanish from Colorado State University. She is a member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and National Hispana Leadership Institute. Gail is a Notary Public.