The Team

Watt Companies

Crenshaw Crossing’s development team is led by Watt Companies.

Watt Companies is a majority women-owned business based in Los Angeles.  Since its establishment in 1947, Watt has been a trusted community partner investing in commercial and residential real estate that has helped neighborhoods thrive.

The company has a long track record of civic involvement, using their core values of integrity, innovation, trust and an unyielding commitment to quality and customer service to inform their development, ownership and management decision. Their mission focuses on providing a better quality of life for their community and the communities they build.

West Angeles Community Development Corp.

West Angeles CDC was founded in early 1994 as an outreach program of West Angeles Church of God in Christ, then a 15,000-member congregation in the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles.

Dr. Lula Ballton and Bishop Charles E. Blake, together with Trustees of West Angeles Church, founded the CDC to expand the compassionate outreach and neighborhood development ministries of the church in the face of mounting problems of poverty and injustice in the surrounding community.

Together, Our Team Brings




and Enthusiasm.

Belzberg Architects

Belzberg Architects has a reputation for visionary design grounded in pragmatism. Their clients go to them for both fresh design-thinking and practical construction solutions. Their approach is holistic; they dissect critical issues in conjunction with the realities of building, often leading them to explore unconventional methodologies. This ethos has resulted in a diverse portfolio of award-winning, built work in the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED)

Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) was founded in 1908, and has an experienced staff of over 350 at offices in Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco.

They understand mixed-use urban infill developments, and have the experience to perform large, challenging projects of considerable complexity. They are collaborative by nature, and as co-creators have developed some of the most successful projects in Los Angeles and across the country.


RELM is a landscape architecture and urban design practice honing the past 30 years of practice into a new studio dedicated to urbanism, connectivity, and design. RELM’s ethos is simple–capture the wonder in between. In sequence, their landscapes engender a more urban LA and beyond, be it along the street, or within a plaza, urban park or campus. RELM’s projects cultivate community, resolve incongruent uses and access, and drive public life.