A Passion for Growth
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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.
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.
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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.
Brian (left) and Gary Watts shown in Gary’s office of the new Watts Group office at 425 E. Oakdale Blvd. in Coralville.
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.
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.
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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
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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
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425 E. Oakdale Blvd., Suite 201
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
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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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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
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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
into new markets
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“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
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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.
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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
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The interior uses a contrasting
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