David Shlecter is the Senior Vice President of Watt Capital Partners and is responsible for the overall investment strategy and execution of the business plan. Reporting directly to CEO Nadine Watt, he provides crucial guidance with clear direction between the team and external parties.
David graduated with a Masters of Accounting from the Ross School of Business and a Bachelor of the Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan. He began his career as a CPA, and practiced in real estate taxation, employing both popular and less known tax advantageous strategies. The clients he serviced prioritized intergenerational wealth preservation, with respect to their real estate holdings.
He joined Watt Companies in 2016 on the Capital Markets team. Over the years, he applied his knowledge towards structuring leveraged acquisitions and developments in commercial and residential real estate. His diverse experience honed his analytical skills, which he applies at the executive table. David is part of Urban Land Institute and YPONextGen. He and his wife live in Santa Monica and enjoy spending time at the beach and discovering local restaurants.