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Jackie is the Office Manager and joined Watt Inc. in 2019. She fulfills multiple roles, including running the office on a daily basis, coordinating calendars and meetings for the team, and handling accounting, payroll, and other business-related functions. Additionally, she is involved in most projects, reviewing insurance requirements and compliance, contractor payment applications, releases of lien processes, and other administrative assistance in collaboration with the Owner’s accounting, insurance, and legal teams.
Mariela is a Project Manager with over 13+ years of varied experience working for architects, municipalities, contractors, and developers. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, and a Master’s Degree in Construction Management. Mariela joined Watt, Inc. in 2023 and is responsible for leading projects from conceptual design through permitting and construction, including the exciting new Snyder Park Pickleball Courts and Stadium project in Ft. Lauderdale. Prior to joining Watt, Inc., Mariela worked for Arquitectonica Geo, the Town of Miami Lakes, and John Moriarty and Associates Construction, where she worked on the iconic Brickell City Centre, a three-city block $1B project comprised of two office towers, two high rise residential towers, one high-rise hotel and five stories of shopping mall, as well as several South Florida luxury residential high-rise towers. Prior to joining Watt, Inc. she worked for Matthews Southwest, an international developer, on the 1M square foot Broward County Convention Center and Hotel project.
John is an industry professional with 35+ years’ experience in leading the design and construction management process for hundreds of hotels, resorts, and retail new build and renovation projects across the U.S., Caribbean and South America. He joined Watt, Inc. in 2023 and is responsible for advising and supporting our clients from project inception through construction completion and closeout. John is the Sr. Project Manager leading on multiple projects, including Marathon Marina, and Rybovich headquarters relocation, among others. Prior to joining Watt Inc., John worked for Hilton Hotels for over 35-years at all levels, including 11 years as VP of Architecture, Design and Construction. John was also Sr. Director of Development for Golub Development out of Chicago, working on a luxury multi-family project in Miami Beach. John has a proven ability to lead projects utilizing his expansive international knowledge and instincts, focusing on team leadership, strategic planning, logistics, scheduling, coordination, and construction management.
President of Watt Inc., celebrating over 10 years. We are a construction consulting firm whose professionals have more than 100 years of combined experience in the commercial real estate development and construction industry, focused on representation of owners, developers, and equity investors. Doug Watt is a construction executive with forty years of extensive construction expertise in South Florida and is Owner and President of Watt Inc. Prior to incorporating Watt Inc., he served as Vice President of Construction for a vertically integrated, full service real estate development firm. Doug led the construction division through explosive growth from $10M to more than $350M in annual volume over 25+ year career. Watt Inc. is a firm established in 2012 that provides Owner Representation services, executive leadership, and overall project management for real estate investors, owners, and developers. The firm’s geographic footprint includes representing clients as their trusted advisor primarily on projects in South Florida, but also represents clients in other markets including Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Watt Inc. provides expert Owner Representation services for a variety of project types, including multi-family residential, office, warehouse, multi-family, marina, retail, and automotive.
Sheaffer is a Project Manager with 4 years of experience in commercial construction. He joined Watt, Inc. in 2019 after graduating from Florida State University with a degree in Business Management and Marketing. Sheaffer is the Project Manager on a master planned, multi-year, full-service mega yacht marina & boatyard campus project for Safe Harbor Marinas in Port Royal, SC. Sheaffer recently completed Florida’s premier bass boat dealership for Lake and Trail USA which includes a fuel station and convenience store in Okeechobee. Sheaffer is working on preconstruction of a multi-level urban self-storage/retail/parking garage project in West Palm Beach. Sheaffer also enjoys assisting our clients with drone video and editing for their projects.
Brett is a Project Manager with 6+ years of experience in industrial, commercial, high rise multi-family and mixed use projects. He joined Watt Inc. in 2022 and is leading projects from conceptual design through site plan approval, permitting and construction. Brett is the Project Manager on multiple projects for an out-of-town spec warehouse developer/investor in Miami and Philadelphia. Prior to joining Watt Inc. Brett worked for Suffolk Construction on the $250M Ritz Carlton Residences, and the $300M Estates at Acqualina projects. Brett has a proven track record leading projects and specializes in construction management, logistics, team leadership, scheduling, and constructability.
Michelle is a professional with over 21 years of construction management experience in commercial, high rise multi-family and mixed-use. She joined Watt, Inc. in 2021 and is responsible for advising and supporting our clients from project inception through construction completion and closeout. Michelle’s expertise is construction operations. She is the Sr. Project Manager leading on multiple projects, including automotive dealerships in Miami, an FBO private terminal and hangar in Ft. Lauderdale, and a 200-unit multi-family project in Hallandale Beach. Prior to joining Watt Inc., Michelle worked for Suffolk Construction and W.G. Yates on projects including All Aboard Florida – Parkline Towers for Lincoln Properties and the Jade Signature high rise condominium for Fortune International. Michelle has a proven ability to lead projects utilizing her expansive knowledge and instincts, focusing on team leadership, logistics, scheduling, design build coordination, quality control, operations, and LEED.
Molly is a professional Owner’s Representative with 18-years of construction management experience in commercial and mixed-use. She joined Watt, Inc. in 2020 and is responsible for advising and supporting our clients from project inception through construction completion and closeout. Molly’s expertise is construction operations and is the Sr. Project Manager leading on three DWI projects, one of which is a master planned, multi-year, full service mega yacht marina & boatyard campus project in Palm Beach County for Safe Harbor Marinas, another project that is scheduled to complete Q1, ’23 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and closing out a mega yacht marina development project in Ft. Lauderdale that was completed in Q2 ‘22. Prior to joining Watt, Inc., Molly worked for CBRE from on the Florida Power & Light account, managing various types of construction projects. She also worked for two General Contractors in the Seattle, WA area managing retail and large mixed-use projects. Molly has a proven ability to lead projects utilizing her expansive knowledge of planning, programming, financials, scheduling, site logistics, design build coordination, quality control, safety, operations, and LEED.