Gerald L. Katell

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Born (1941-01-29) January 29, 1941 (age 80)
New York, USA
Other namesJerry Katell
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • B.S. Civil Engineering
  • MBA
Alma mater
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business
OccupationIndustrial and commercial real estate developer
  • Linda (Frantz) Katell (1964-1987)
  • Sharon (Prewitt) Katell (1991-1999)
Parent(s)Abraham and Sylvia (Merker) Katell
  • Urban Land Institute, Award for Excellence (2005)
  • National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives (NACORE), Man of the Year award (2001)

Gerald L. “Jerry” Katell (born Jan. 29, 1941) is an industrial and commercial real estate developer who lives in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles.


After establishing his 12-year career in real estate development, Jerry Katell[1][2] opened Katell Properties, LLC[3][4][5] in 1976 and developed over five million sq. ft. of office, industrial and commercial real estate projects in Southern California including Agoura Hills Business Park, Valencia Technology Park and Chesterfield Square[6].


Walt Disney Concert Hall, served on the building committee and board of directors[7]. (1997-2003)

Katell served on the board of directors for both Los Angeles Music Center, (2003-2006) and Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. (1999-2006)

LA’s BEST, served as board chair (1998-2007). LA’s BEST provides after school education and enrichment for the poorest elementary school children in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). (1996-current)

Early life and education

Born and raised in New York, Katell was the only child of Abraham and Sylvia (Merker) Katell. He attended grade schools in Brooklyn and Cambria Heights, Queens, New York, followed by Levittown Memorial High School on Long Island.

In 1962 Katell received his S.B. in Civil Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology[8], and in 1964 his MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford California.

Personal life

Katell resides in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles and was married to Linda (Frantz) Katell (1964-1987) and Sharon (Prewitt) Katell (1991-1999).

Recognitions and honors

National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives (NACORE), Man of the Year award[9] (2001)

American Cancer Society[10] (2002)

Urban Land Institute, Award for Excellence (2005)

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), LA’s BEST Service (2007)

Worldwide Branding, Executive of the Year in Real Estate Development (2014)


  1. "You Call That a Hot Dog?". Los Angeles Times. July 28, 2002.
  2. "Katell". Los Angeles Business Journal. December 14, 1998.
  3. "Largest Commercial Real Estate Developers". American Registry. January 2014.
  4. "Connect 3 Q&A: Gerald "Jerry" Katell – The Art of CRE". Connect California. December 19, 2019.
  5. "Katell Properties LLC". Bloomberg.
  6. "Movin'on Down Town". National Real Estate Investor. May 1, 2002.
  7. "Board of Directors". LA's BEST. Retrieved 2020-07-31.
  8. "Jerry Katell | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) -". Retrieved 2020-07-31.
  9. "Nacore to Honor Executives of the Year". Los Angeles Times. October 30, 2001.
  10. "Cancer Society to Honor Gerald Katell". Los Angeles Times. June 18, 2002.

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