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Watson Land Company is a developer, owner, and manager of industrial properties throughout Southern California and the East Coast.
With a century of success as our legacy, Watson’s dedication to its customers is based upon delivering functional, high quality buildings within masterplanned centers, coupled with unmatched customer service.
Watson was the first industrial developer in Southern California to design and construct speculative industrial buildings in accordance with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) guidelines.
Watson’s assets and operations are backed by one of the most conservatively managed balance sheets in the real estate industry. Capital allocation decisions are made locally allowing us to move forward with strategic acquisitions and dispositions quickly. Watson’s stable financial resources also enable the Company to fund projects internally.
Watson Land Company’s long standing tradition of integrity, innovation, and fiscal responsibility has made it one of the region’s most respected names in commercial real estate and one of its largest industrial developers.
Meet The Teams
OUR GREATEST ASSETS ARE PEOPLE
Our teams of people at Watson Land Company are one of our greatest assets. Employees are more likely to prosper when they feel respected and acknowledged, and their workplaces feel safe and welcoming. In accordance, working at Watson means being part of a remarkable alliance of thoughtful, diverse, and skillful people who collaborate to accomplish big goals.
Read more about how Watson is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Bob has served on the Board of Directors for over 22 years and as Chairman of Watson Land Company for seventeen years. He received his BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and his JD from the University of San Diego. With a legal practice focusing on real estate, construction...
Jeffrey Jennison is the President and CEO of Watson Land Company, a developer, owner, and manager of industrial properties throughout Southern California and the East Coast. Jeff joined Watson Land Company in 2000, serving as the Vice President of Asset Management and Chief...
As Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Kirk Johnson is responsible for the deployment of capital and oversees the Acquisition, Disposition, Entitlement, Planning, and Construction teams and he has been with Watson Land Company since 1997...
As Chief Financial Officer, Roger von Ting manages lender relationships, procures insurance, and handles the financial reporting and accounting of Watson Land Company. A certified public accountant (inactive), Roger joined Watson’s financial department in 1994 and previously...
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Lance Ryan has been with Watson Land Company since 1997. He oversees Asset Management, property management, customer service, leasing & marketing...
With his considerable experience in the Southern California industrial real estate market, Craig Halverson uses his knowledge of acquisition and development to strategically expand Watson’s portfolio as Senior Vice President of Real Estate...
As a highly experienced industrial property construction executive, Eric Scheler is involved in every aspect of construction management and oversees all construction responsibilities for Watson Land Company throughout Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania in his role as Vice President of Construction...
As Vice President of Public Affairs, Trini M. Jimenez serves as an advocate for Watson Land Company and its customers. Trini is the liaison to local government and the communities in which Watson has a presence. With over twenty years of successful advocacy experience in both the private and public sectors, Trini engages...
As General Counsel, Stefanie Forsey oversees Watson’s legal department and manages the company’s legal affairs. Stefanie received her BA from UCLA and her JD from Boston University. She was admitted to the California Bar in 2000 and is a member of...
Joining Watson as the Director of Asset Management in 2008, Matthew Means has served as Vice President of Asset Management since 2014. In his role as Vice President, Means leads the Asset Management team and oversees the overall operational performance of Watson’s...
Matt Marfice joined the Watson team in 1998 holding various positions within the Financial Department. As Senior Vice President, Controller, Matt is responsible for Watson’s financial planning and reporting, accounting activities such as income and property...
Vice President Chris Trujillo oversees new construction in Watson’s diverse real estate portfolio. With years of experience in industrial, commercial high-rise, R&D, health care, institutional, sports complex, entertainment, high tech, retail, and tilt-up construction, Chris...
Watson Land Company provides your business with a full compliment of real estate services supported by a veteran team of senior managers who are available and accessible to you.
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