Director of Forward Planning
Efrem Joelson joined Watt in 2005. He has over 14 years of real estate development and planning experience in both the public and private sectors. As a Senior Project Manager of the Southern California Division of Watt Communities, he is responsible for the due diligence, entitlement, and permitting processes for all projects. He collaborates closely with the President, Vice President, operation managers, marketing managers, and consultants. Since joining Watt, Efrem has managed numerous residential projects ranging in size from single family detached to townhomes, condominiums and podiums. He saw many projects through from acquisition to completion.
Before joining Watt, Efrem worked as a Planner for Sikand Engineering and as a Project Manager for KB Home. He also obtained public experience in the planning department and community development department for the City of Campbell, CA and City of Costa Mesa, CA, respectively.
A California native, Efrem graduated from the University of California at Irvine School of Social Ecology. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Southern California.