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REAL ESTATE
October 16, 1988
Ray Watt, chairman of Watt Enterprises, Santa Monica, is heading a drive to raise funds to provide a permanent home for WISE Senior Services. Alzheimer's victims and frail elderly receive day care services from WISE, which also provides in-home support services to isolated seniors, crisis management counseling, volunteer opportunities for active elderly, transportation and ombudsman problem solving service.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2009 | Roger Vincent
Ray Watt, a prolific builder who did much to define the look of modern Los Angeles, died Tuesday of natural causes at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. He was 90. Watt was a pioneer and innovator in the development industry who continually created new products to meet the tastes of Southern California as the region grew after World War II.
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REAL ESTATE
August 24, 1986
Builder-developer Ray Watt, chairman of Watt Enterprises, Santa Monica, is heading a drive to raise $180,000 to turn a vacant fire station in Santa Monica's Clover Park into a nonprofit child-care center. The city has leased the building at 2801 25th St. to Hill an' Dale Family Learning Center for up to 10 years for $1 a year. When completed, the center will serve about 45 children between the ages of 2 and 5.
BUSINESS
April 16, 1993 | DAVID W. MYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Monica-based home-building giant Watt Enterprises said Thursday that it sold nearly all of the assets of Watt Housing Corp., a subsidiary, to British-owned Beazer Homes for $116 million. Watt Housing said the sale includes about 3,800 lots on 44 tracts, including 19 in Southern California and 17 in Phoenix. Beazer is the U.S. subsidiary of Hanson, Britain's third-largest home builder. It also owns Jacuzzi Whirlpool Baths and Farberware Cookware.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2009 | Roger Vincent
Ray Watt, a prolific builder who did much to define the look of modern Los Angeles, died Tuesday of natural causes at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. He was 90. Watt was a pioneer and innovator in the development industry who continually created new products to meet the tastes of Southern California as the region grew after World War II.
REAL ESTATE
June 10, 1990
Ray Watt, chairman of the board of Santa Monica-based Watt Enterprises, was among 10 American and foreign business leaders honored recently in New York City for their contributions to State of Israel Bonds.
BUSINESS
April 16, 1993 | DAVID W. MYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Monica-based home-building giant Watt Enterprises said Thursday that it sold nearly all of the assets of Watt Housing Corp., a subsidiary, to British-owned Beazer Homes for $116 million. Watt Housing said the sale includes about 3,800 lots on 44 tracts, including 19 in Southern California and 17 in Phoenix. Beazer is the U.S. subsidiary of Hanson, Britain's third-largest home builder. It also owns Jacuzzi Whirlpool Baths and Farberware Cookware.
REAL ESTATE
February 1, 1987
Cliches, such as "sitting on top of the world" and "saving the best for last" are more than hackneyed expressions at Ridgeview Country Estates, a Watt/Keshtkar luxury lot development opening this weekend in Pacific Palisades. The 66-lot development is the last private single-family homes community to be developed in the Palisades and the last in the Santa Monica Mountains to be approved by the California Coastal Commission, according to Ray Watt, co-developer with Jack Keshtkar.
REAL ESTATE
May 19, 1985
Raymond A. Watt, whose enthusiasm for USC and for 7 a.m. business meetings are equally legendary, was inducted into the Housing Hall of Fame of the National Assn. of Home Builders in Washington last week. It may or may not be true that Watt's many joint ventures are necessary because it takes all the effort of three dozen or more individual builders to keep pace with the 65-year-old Watt, but his undiminished pace includes visits to several far-flung development projects a day.
REAL ESTATE
October 5, 1986 | DAVID M. KINCHEN, Times Staff Writer
DeVere H. Anderson wants his Butterfield Ranch land development in Chino Hills to have the latest in planning features and recreational amenities. He doesn't want it to become so expensive that affordable housing will disappear in the planned 1,974-unit development sprawling over 627 acres two miles north of California 91 along California 71 in the extreme southwest corner of San Bernardino County.
REAL ESTATE
June 10, 1990
Ray Watt, chairman of the board of Santa Monica-based Watt Enterprises, was among 10 American and foreign business leaders honored recently in New York City for their contributions to State of Israel Bonds.
REAL ESTATE
October 16, 1988
Ray Watt, chairman of Watt Enterprises, Santa Monica, is heading a drive to raise funds to provide a permanent home for WISE Senior Services. Alzheimer's victims and frail elderly receive day care services from WISE, which also provides in-home support services to isolated seniors, crisis management counseling, volunteer opportunities for active elderly, transportation and ombudsman problem solving service.
REAL ESTATE
February 1, 1987
Cliches, such as "sitting on top of the world" and "saving the best for last" are more than hackneyed expressions at Ridgeview Country Estates, a Watt/Keshtkar luxury lot development opening this weekend in Pacific Palisades. The 66-lot development is the last private single-family homes community to be developed in the Palisades and the last in the Santa Monica Mountains to be approved by the California Coastal Commission, according to Ray Watt, co-developer with Jack Keshtkar.
REAL ESTATE
October 5, 1986 | DAVID M. KINCHEN, Times Staff Writer
DeVere H. Anderson wants his Butterfield Ranch land development in Chino Hills to have the latest in planning features and recreational amenities. He doesn't want it to become so expensive that affordable housing will disappear in the planned 1,974-unit development sprawling over 627 acres two miles north of California 91 along California 71 in the extreme southwest corner of San Bernardino County.
REAL ESTATE
August 24, 1986
Builder-developer Ray Watt, chairman of Watt Enterprises, Santa Monica, is heading a drive to raise $180,000 to turn a vacant fire station in Santa Monica's Clover Park into a nonprofit child-care center. The city has leased the building at 2801 25th St. to Hill an' Dale Family Learning Center for up to 10 years for $1 a year. When completed, the center will serve about 45 children between the ages of 2 and 5.
REAL ESTATE
May 19, 1985
Raymond A. Watt, whose enthusiasm for USC and for 7 a.m. business meetings are equally legendary, was inducted into the Housing Hall of Fame of the National Assn. of Home Builders in Washington last week. It may or may not be true that Watt's many joint ventures are necessary because it takes all the effort of three dozen or more individual builders to keep pace with the 65-year-old Watt, but his undiminished pace includes visits to several far-flung development projects a day.
REAL ESTATE
November 2, 1986
The Anti-Defamation League has presented builder Ray Watt with the Distinguished Community Service Award.
REAL ESTATE
January 29, 1989
John Huskey, president of Calmark Development Corp., and Ray Watt, chairman of the board of Watt Industries, have been honored by the Building Industry Assn. of Southern California for promoting affordable housing
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