George Patton (Geordy) Waters, Jr., CCIM, CPM
Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Geordy attended college at Southern Methodist University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance in 1992. Geordy’s background in finance and accounting allowed for a seamless transition to commercial real estate.
In 1994, Geordy launched his real estate career through Waters Investments, owning, managing and building personal investment properties. Geordy’s successful management of his own properties quickly attracted a client base that recognized the value he provided in real estate sales and leasing, as well as property management services.
Geordy later moved to Latter & Blum Commercial Real Estate, where his expertise across the broad spectrum of the industry allowed him to advise a wide range of clients. In 2008, Geordy and his long-time college friend, Robert Pettit joined forces to form Waters & Pettit Commercial Real Estate. He has served on several local boards of directors and is a member of multiple professional organizations. Geordy and his, wife, Kate have two daughters.
- Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
- Certified Property Manager (CPM)
- Commercial & Investment Division of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® member (Past President)
- Mid-City Merchants, Board of Director
- Louisiana Commercial Database (Past Chairman)
- Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors (Member)
Robert L. Pettit, III
Born in Baton Rouge and raised in New Orleans, Robert attended Southern Methodist University for his undergraduate studies where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990. Subsequently, he received a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Louisiana State University in 2000.
Following his undergraduate studies, Robert returned to Baton Rouge, where he worked in the mortgage and financial services industries. In 2002, he shifted gears and began his career in the commercial real estate industry, where his background in finance and his attention to detail proved to be an asset to clients.
In 2008, Robert combined his talents with long-time friend, Geordy Waters, to form Waters & Pettit Commercial Real Estate. Their "team" approach philosophy is unique in the commercial real estate brokerage industry and is vital in adhering to the high client service standards they hold themselves to.
Robert serves on several local boards of directors and is a member of multiple professional organizations.
- Louisiana Chapter of Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM)
- Commercial & Investment Division of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors member
- The Emerge Center (former Baton Rouge Speech & Hearing Foundation), current Board Chair
- University Lab School Foundation, Board of Directors
- Junior League of Baton Rouge, Community Advisory Board
- Mid-City Merchants, past member of Board of Directors
- Sunrise Rotary of Baton Rouge, past member of Board of Directors
Paula Davis is a Louisiana native and has been a resident of Baton Rouge for over 25 years. Paula received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from LSU, is a Fellow of the LSU Academy of Politics, a graduate of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy and is currently a Louisiana State Representative (District 69, East Baton Rouge Parish). Paula earned her real estate license and began working at Waters & Pettit in 2017.
Paula has been involved in numerous professional memberships and organizations in Baton Rouge, including the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce and the Louisiana Small Business Task Force. She is an active member within the Baton Rouge community, serving as 2017 President of the Baton Rouge Symphony League, is a board member of the The Arc of Baton Rouge, past Chair of the Bal de la Symphonie, past Co-Chair of the Baton Rouge Symphony League Madhatters fundraiser, past Co-Chair of the Manship Theatre's 10th Anniversary fundraiser, past board member of Playmakers Baton Rouge, and is an annual host of the Louisiana Art and Science Museum annual gala.
In addition to being the third-generation of a family-owned business, Paula has been involved in Louisiana politics for over two decades, having worked in Association Management, Governmental and Public Relations and served as the Louisiana Deput Commissioner of Insurance. During Paula's tenure as Deputy Commissioner, she oversaw the regulation of commercial and personal lines of property and casualty insurance, including during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and was a senior policy advisor to the Commissioner of Insurance on property and casualty insurance issues.
As a State Representative, Paula serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, House Insurance Committee, House Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs Committee and Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay. She is a member of the Capital Region Legislative Delegation, Louisiana Women's Caucus (Parliamentarian), and Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation.
Paula and her husband, John, have one daughter, Hayden.
Drew Pearson, CCIM
Drew Pearson, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, relocated to Baton Rouge to attend Louisiana State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He earned a Realtor’s License in 2008, began his career in Commercial Real Estate, and joined the Waters & Pettit team in 2011. Drew has doubled his sales volume each year over the past three years through energy and diligence. He focuses on the local expanding Industrial market and both single and multi-tenant retail.
Drew’s key values are integrity, collaboration, and hard work. Working with a team of experts, he helps his clients navigate the nuisances and obstacles often involved with complex commercial real estate transactions, such as comprehensive market research, real estate rezoning, valuation analyses, financial projections, negotiation management, and due diligence activities.
In 2010, Drew earned the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation making him one of the youngest designees in the state of Louisiana. Fewer than 10% of all commercial practitioners hold this designation nationwide. He is a member of the Baton Rouge Board of Realtors, serving on the Baton Rouge Trends Office Committee for the past five years, and as an active member of the Board’s Commercial Investment Division.
Drew is actively involved with the community where he serves on the local Big Buddy Program, teaching 5th and 6th grade children practical business lessons and the value of staying in school to achieve an education. He is also an avid outdoorsman, taking time to enjoy the beauty of his home.