Executive Team

Executive Team

CT is led by a team of career real estate executives experienced in all aspects of the acquisition, pre-development, construction, leasing and investment management of industrial property, and through multiple real estate cycles. 

CT executives have managed venture partnerships in the industrial sector and across a variety of asset classes, both for private investors and the world’s largest institutions, endowments and pension funds.

CT’s leadership team is backed by professionals recognized for their industry expertise, prompt action, sound judgement, and commitment to adding and sustaining value through all activities.

James “Watty” Watson

James “Watty” Watson leads strategic direction and growth initiatives for CT, drawing upon a comprehensive 35-year career in commercial real estate investment, development and management.

Watson, together with CT managing partners Carter Ewing and Dominic Petrucci, is responsible for an industrial development pipeline exceeding 20 million square feet in key distribution markets nationwide. His focus includes new market expansion for CT’s national logistics strategy, including major developments in Northern California, Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and New Jersey. Watty also serves as the primary liaison for CT’s institutional and private investors.

Prior to joining CT in 2010, Watty served as president of Koll Development Company where he was responsible for real estate investment and development in the Western United States and Mexico. Koll developed or acquired over 75 million square feet of institutional quality office, industrial and retail properties during its history.

Watty has served the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties as a board member at the national level, is a former Advisory Board co-chair at the Center for Real Estate at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, and has served on numerous other boards for private operating companies and charitable organizations.

Watty graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in public administration. He lives in Dallas with his wife, Kimmy, and travels extensively overseeing CT growth.

Dominic J. Petrucci

Dominic J. Petrucci oversees tactical execution of all operational and financial components of the CT investment platform. He helps lead the strategic direction of the firm, acting as a key liaison with CT’s investors and stakeholders, and is a member of the firm’s executive and investment committees.

Dominic has worked in all aspects of acquisition, development, construction and finance during his 30-year career. His background includes experience in executive management, operations, finance, business development, acquisition and property development. He has overseen or led over $3 billion in transactions.

He most recently founded and ran Kairos Partners, where he completed $134 million of industrial and office investments. Prior to this, he served in senior executive and partner positions at the Koll Companies, Buchanan Street Partners, Cornerstone and Kitchell Corporation. Dominic has financed and acquired tens of millions of square feet of commercial property and has led the development of 3 million square feet of industrial, office and retail property.

Dominic began his career at Peat, Marwick & Mitchell (now KPMG), where he earned his CPA designation. Dominic holds a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce, with a major in accounting, from Rider University. He has held several FINRA securities licenses, including Series 24, Series 7 and Series 63. Dominic has served as an independent director and investment committee chair of APD Corporation, and has had leadership board roles with several not-for-profit boards and charitable endeavors.

Carter B. Ewing

Carter B. Ewing oversees all investment activities for CT. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and closing all investment opportunities and actively interfacing with institutional equity partners and lenders.

Prior to joining CT, Carter served in various development, financing, and leasing roles for several prominent national and regional development organizations, including The Koll Company, Nexus Development, Brighton Homes and Arnel & Affiliates. Carter also founded Ewing Development Company, his personal real estate investment vehicle since 1986, and has served as managing partner of several entrepreneurial Southern California investment ventures, including Howser Ewing Companies and its predecessor, Peninsula Retail Development.

As the former managing regional partner in charge of Koll’s Denver, Colorado office from 1996-2001, Carter was responsible for 3 million square feet of development activities in the Rocky Mountain region. These development ventures were established on behalf of several institutional real estate investors, including Prudential, UBS, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Apollo, Regency and Northstar.

Carter attended the University of Southern California where he earned a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from the School of Business Administration. He serves on the board of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Inland Empire Chapter, and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute and Society for Industrial and Office Realtors.