Adrian Watkins is Vice President of Trez Capital Texas and joined the firm in July, 2017 to work on debt opportunities. From 2001 to 2016, Mr. Watkins was with Goldman, Sachs & Co. and various affiliates responsible for sourcing, underwriting and originating debt/equity investments on behalf of GS sponsored funds and the firm’s balance sheet. During this tenure, Mr. Watkins was responsible for investments in excess of $1.9 billion with underlying real estate value of approximately $7 billion.
Prior to Goldman, Mr. Watkins worked at Penreal Capital Management a real estate pension fund advisory firm where he was an analyst for the company’s national equity real estate investments.
Preceding Penreal, Mr. Watkins was with Avison Young Commercial Real Estate as the third member of an investment sales team. Mr. Watkins has expertise in all major product types (office, retail, industrial, hotel, multifamily and medical office) and transactional experience in most primary/secondary US and Canadian markets.
Mr. Watkins received his Bachelor of Commerce, Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia and Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.