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A Passion for Growth

Celebrating Our New Office

425 E. Oakdale Blvd. - Suite 101 - Coralville - 319.338.4100

www.WattsGroup.com


A Reason to Celebrate

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A Letter From Gary Watts

As Watts Group celebrates 39 years of real estate leadership in the

Corridor, our team is overflowing with gratitude. The grand opening

of our Oakdale Boulevard headquarters is an exciting new chapter

as our company expands into the future.

My real estate journey began in 1978, when gas was 63 cents per

gallon, the comic strip Garfield made its debut and the Boston

Celtics drafted a young player named Larry Bird. In those days, the

average cost of a new home was around $55,000 and apartment

rent was about $260 a month—times sure have changed!

425 E. OAKDALE BLVD.

SUITE 101

CORALVILLE

(319) 338-4100

WWW.WATTSGROUP.COM

Throughout our nearly four decades, Watts Group has been at the

heart of residential and commercial real estate trends in Eastern

Iowa. Having lived in Johnson County for 41 years and raising our

children here, we are committed to helping families and businesses

grow deep roots. Our goal is to help the Corridor thrive, which

means developing affordable housing, progressive municipal

planning and amenity-rich properties.

We believe in projects like the Iowa River Landing, which brings

people together to dine, shop, live and work. We are proud

to help transform this area into a new community hub that is

continuing to grow.

We believe in helping individuals and families find long-term

housing. With over 600 units throughout Iowa City, North Liberty

and Coralville, we have a rich variety of rentals with desirable

features and convenient layouts.

We believe in helping clients find or build a house they are

proud to call home. We have extensive real estate listings and

an award-winning portfolio of custom homes. No matter the

price point, we believe homeownership should be an attainable

aspiration for everyone.

We believe in helping cities grow. When designing a new

subdivision, we create a vibrant neighborhood where happy

memories are made. Walking trails, water features and playground

equipment provide residents with places to relax and unwind.

MAY 2017

AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT OF THE

CORRIDOR BUSINESS JOURNAL

WRITER: JENNIE MORTON

PHOTOGRAPHER: MIRANDA MEYER

DESIGNER: BECKY LYONS

MEDIA CONSULTANT: KELLY MEYER

Lastly, we believe in our employees. We thank all the members of

Watts Group—general managers, construction supervisors, realtors,

the maintenance team, property managers, leasing specialists,

office personnel and leadership—whose hard work and customer

service are the driving force of our growing company.

Sincerely,

Gary Watts

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Brian (left) and Gary Watts shown in Gary’s office of the new Watts Group office at 425 E. Oakdale Blvd. in Coralville.

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Meet the Team

FRONT ROW: Justin Bohlke, General Manager, Residential Construction; Ann Fletcher, Chief Financial Officer;

Karlie Konrad, Client Concierge, Licensed REALTOR; Megan Theis, Licensed REALTOR; Holly Russell, Leasing Consultant;

Brent Yirkovsky, Residential Construction Superintendent; Brandi Webster, Leasing Consultant.

SECOND ROW: Rose Irlbeck, Executive Assistant; Adam Hahn, General Manager, Commercial Construction;

Becky Watts, Staging and Design; Maggie Frerichs, Assistant Property Manager; Donna Coblentz, Office Manager; Keaton

Burge, Maintenance Supervisor; Jerod Lyons, Property Manager, Licensed REALTOR; Greg Fowler, Maintenance Supervisor.

BACK ROW: Sloane Vance, Administrative Assistant; Mike Van Dyke, General Manager, Licensed REALTOR, Broker;

Terry Warder, Maintenance Supervisor, Gary Watts, President, CEO, Licensed REALTOR; John Rhoades, Licensed

REALTOR; Brian Watts, Licensed REALTOR, Marketing Director; Jake Bullins, Commercial Construction Superintendent;

Morgan Koch, Receptionist; Steve Stewart, Commercial Construction Superintendent; Adam Flockhart, Commercial

Construction Superintendent; Kye Grenko, Assistant Project Manager.

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Your Complete Solution

With deep ties to the Corridor community

and an eye for creating desirable

properties, the Watts Group has nearly

40 years of real estate expertise. Watts

Group is the only local firm that offers a

complete array of real estate solutions:

land development, residential and

commercial construction, real estate sales

and property management.

YOUR LOCAL

REAL ESTATE

EXPERTS

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the Watts Group on your

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C: 319.775.1892

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YOU CAN

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W: 515-330-4711

C: 515-250-6822

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Brian Watts, Mike VanDyke, Gary Watts and Adam Hahn look over building plans in Gary’s office.

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“We are a vertically integrated

company,” Owner and CEO

Gary Watts said. “You can rent

from us. We can build for you.

You can buy from us. We will buy

ground and develop it.”

“I liken it to Apple – we offer a

family of related products that

interact well with each other,”

added Brian Watts, Licensed

REALTOR and Marketing Director.

“The advantage to our customers

is that we can take the stress out

of the real estate process.”

“The advantage to our

customers is that we can

take the stress out of the

real estate process.”

- Brian Watts, Licensed REALTOR and

Marketing Director for Watts Group

The Watts Group is ranked

28th on the CBJ’s list of Largest

Privately Held Companies based

on 2015 revenues. In 2016, the

company’s construction division

generated sales of more than

$28 million.

Congratulations

on your new building

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Whether you’re looking for a remarkable rental, selling

your home, or building a custom home,

Watts Group will make your dream a reality.

Congratulations

WATTS GROUP

on the grand opening of your new building!

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Unified Real Estate Services

With services ranging from land development

and new construction to leasing and real

estate sales, Watts Group covers the gamut of

commercial and residential properties.

“We operate across all price points within the entire real estate ecosystem,”

explained Brian Watts. “We work with everyone from first-time homebuyers to

families who want to build the custom home of their dreams. We are proud to

work with $100,000 condos all the way to $1 million custom homes.”

Watts specializes in transforming real estate concepts into reality. Its team

of seasoned professionals can develop a land purchase into an attractive

neighborhood with beautiful residences. The management team also

works closely with zoning authorities to ensure new properties are in line

with municipal planning and growth patterns. For example, Watts Group is

currently developing Scanlon Farms, an approximate 240-acre plot of land

that will feature a mix of single and multifamily homes. Located across >

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PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE NEW WATTS BUILDING

When it comes to advising our clients,

Your Business Matters SM

- Real Estate, Construction & Land Use

- Commercial Business Transactions

- Finance & Banking

- Estate Planning and Probate

- Business Litigation and Employment

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from the future Liberty High School,

the site includes ponds and green

spaces for recreation.

Real estate agents are on hand to help

sellers and buyers navigate the housing

market. They assist with competitive

pricing, staging, advertising and virtual

tours. A Guaranteed Sales Program will

also purchase a house that has not sold

within 120 days. The group has closed

930 transactions in the past eight years

with a volume of over $184 million.

Clients can also work with the

construction team to create a truly

custom home that is infused with their

personality. Design professionals will

help families go beyond finishes and

floor plans to integrate unique features

such as outdoor fireplaces, wine cellars,

heated bathroom floors, wet bars and

four season porches. >

“We are proud to work

with $100,000 condos

all the way to $1 million

custom homes.”

- Brian Watts, Licensed REALTOR and

Marketing Director for Watts Group

CONGRATULATIONS

ON YOUR NEW BUILDING

(319) 338-7410

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Watts Group real estate team Karlie Konrad, Brian Watts and Megan Theis.

Congratulations

Watts Group

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them in providing dependable Lennox equipment.

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“Customer service is a priority. We sit down with

our clients and really dig down into what they

want,” stressed Brian Watts.

In addition to land development and

construction, Watts is a one-stop shop for

leasing solutions. For example, the company

can build a new facility, locate a buyer and

then manage the property for the new owner.

Its rental portfolio currently features 605

residential units and 40 commercial spaces.

Services include leasing, marketing, facilities

management, maintenance and accounting.

Developing and maintaining an exceptional

tenant experience is another Watts hallmark.

“A property management company might look at

a tenant relationship in terms of a two-year lease,

but we are looking for long-term relationships.

We not only want to help our renters buy their

first home, but we want to help them put that

property back on the market and guide them to

their next home,” said Brian Watts. n

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The property management team manages over 600 units.

CONGRATULATIONS

ON YOUR NEW BUILDING

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A Passion for Growth

Throughout his 39 years in the

industry, Gary Watts has consistently

pushed himself to advance in the

real estate profession.

Gary earned his real estate license in 1978 and started as a

broker listing and selling properties in Johnson County. He then

branched into development with the Arlington Development

Company in the early 1990s. His first subdivision was Windsor

Ridge, which started as approximately 200 acres and now houses

hundreds of homes.

To date, Watts has built over 2,500 housing units, 20 subdivisions

and 10 apartment complexes. The company is also the second

largest provider of single family homes in the Iowa City-North

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Excellence for its Parade Homes from the

Home Builders Association.

Under the name Prime Ventures, Watts

moved into commercial and built-to-suit

construction in 1994. Notable projects

include The Landing at Iowa River

Landing, Liberty Centre in North Liberty

and Old Town Village in Coralville.

The company rebranded in 2013 under

the name Watts Group so its real estate

divisions were under one roof. A real

estate sales team, which formerly

operated as part of Lepic-Kroeger

Realtors, was added in January 2017.

“At every stage, I have

pursued expansion

into new markets

while maintaining the

highest excellence.”

- Gary Watts, President of Watts Group

“I turned what started as a job into

a career, which then evolved into a

business model,” said Gary Watts. “At

every stage, I have pursued expansion

into new markets while maintaining the

highest excellence.” n

Congratulations to the Watts Group

on their beautiful new office

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Luxury condos and penthouses for lease or

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Congratulations on

your new building!

Congratulations

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CONGRATS!

congrats!

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building, Watts Group! We are

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Enjoying the fire pit off the back patio on a beautiful April afternoon.

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Congratulations

on your beautiful

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Looking to the Future

Watts Group celebrated its growth

by consolidating its construction,

property management and leasing

divisions into a new office building

in February 2017.

The 6,200-square-foot headquarters provides twice the

amount of space for the company’s 25 employees. A portion

is also occupied by the law firm of Pugh Hagan Prahm.

“We are so pleased to have all of our division teams

housed in a single office. The unified layout makes it easy

to run down the hall for a question or grab a colleague to

brainstorm,” said Gary Watts.

Located on a rolling stretch of Oakdale Boulevard, the >

Congratulations

Watts Group and Pugh Hagan Prahm

on your new offices.

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two-story building is a graceful

complement to the adjacent north

Coralville housing development.

The exterior facade is a nod to

Prairie School architecture, with

broad eaves, prominent windows,

earth tones and natural stone. An

outdoor patio with a large fire pit

overlooks a wooded ridge.

“Unlike other construction

companies, we don’t have a

trademark Watts look because

we’re invested in the design

direction of our clients,”

explained Brian Watts. “But our

properties always have a timeless

feel, which our headquarters

exemplifies. We borrowed classic

architectural elements and

applied them in a modern way.

We want our building to still look

good 40 years from now.” >

“Unlike other

construction

companies, we

don’t have a

trademark Watts

look because we’re

invested in the

design direction of

our clients”

- Brian Watts

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Justin Bohlke and Sloane Vance going over paperwork.

Congratulations Watts Group

Congratulations

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The interior uses a contrasting

black, grey and white color scheme

to create a warm industrial vibe.

There are multiple conference rooms

so meetings are easy to schedule

and privacy can be preserved. All

offices and workstations are located

along perimeter windows, providing

employees with plentiful access to

natural light and outdoor views. A

sizable breakroom and the stone

tile patio offer a refreshing place to

grab a bite. A shower is available so

employees feel encouraged to ride

their bikes to work or exercise over

the lunch hour.

“Our new location is at the heart of

where we design and build,” Gary

Watts said. “Our office is welcoming

and comfortable for employees and

clients alike. n

“Our new location is at

the heart of where we

design and build. Our

office is welcoming and

comfortable for employees

and clients alike.”

- Gary Watts

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Karlie Konrad, Justin Bohlke, Adam Hahn and Donna Coblentz enjoy the new amenities in the breakroom.

Congratulations on your

new office building!

Congratulations Watts Group

on your new offices

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ON YOUR NEW

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Morgan Koch greets customers at the front desk.

Congratulations

ON YOUR NEW BUILDING

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Thank you to our customers, clients and vendors.

We are proud to be a part of your community

CONTACT US:

INFO@WATTSGROUP.COM

319.338.4100

WATTS REAL ESTATE GROUP

WATTS REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT GROUP

WATTS GROUP CONSTRUCTION

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