About Watson Realty Corp
Property Management and Leasing
Watson Realty Property Management is a division of Watson Realty Corp. was founded by Bill Watson in 1965 with himself and one part time associate. The company opened its first branch office in 1970 and has grown to be one of the largest and most respected real estate companies in Florida and the 14th largest in the USA. Watson Realty currently has 45 residential offices, 1600 associates, 27 property management sites, and manages almost 5,000 properties in two states. In addition to sales and property management, the company also offers services in commercial real estate, corporate relocation, mortgage services, title services and a maintenance company that houses a General Contractor, Electrical, Plumbing and Heating and Air Conditioning services.
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM
William "Bill" A. Watson Jr.
Chairman of the Board
Watson Realty Corp.
The growth and expansion of Watson Realty Corp., is one of Florida's great success stories. Bill Watson, the company's Chairman of the Board and founder, graduated from Stetson University, majoring in real estate and insurance. He began his career with a small office in Jacksonville, Florida in 1965 and dreamed of a people-oriented company sensitive to the needs, wants and desires of its customers.
With this philosophy, and with the talent to recruit top managers and sales associates, Mr. Watson has brought the company to the position of one of the largest and most respected real estate firms in the nation.
Today, Mr. Watson continues directing his company towards record breaking achievements. His commitment to a people-oriented company, offering Legendary Quality Service remains unchanged.
Wendell D. Davis
Executive Vice President
Director of Property Management Division
Wendell D. Davis is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida, earning a Bachelors degree and a Masters Degree.
Wendell was licensed in real estate in 1978. He began his real estate career full time in 1987 in Jacksonville, after retiring from coaching. In July 1991, Wendell joined Watson Realty Corp. and in December 1995 was promoted to Regional Vice President of the Property Management Division. Currently, he supervises 27 property management office sites (approximately5000 properties) located from the Kissimmee/Orlando area in central Florida to St. Marys in South Georgia.
In addition, Wendell serves as President of Watson Maintenance Services, Inc., containing a Home Improvement Division, a Plumbing Division, a Heating and Air Conditioning Division and Electrical Contracting Division.
Wendell served as President of the Florida Association of Realtors in 2010, the largest trade association in Florida with approximately 120,000 members, and was recognized as “Realtor of the Year” for 2011.
Regional Manager Northeast Florida
Property Management Division
Terri Dickson was born in Jacksonville to a US Naval officer and his Baker County native wife. After many moves required by her relationship to Navy personnel to different states and a 2 year stay in Cornwall, England, Terri returned to Jacksonville in 2005. She earned a BS in Business Administration and a MBA in Management from Strayer University in Alexandria, VA.
Terri obtained her real estate license in Virginia in 1998; earning her Broker’s license in 2002. Upon her move home to Florida, she received her Florida Broker’s license in 2006. She is currently a Vice President with Watson Realty overseeing the 12 North Florida property management offices that manage close to 5000 properties.
Terri was the 2009 NEFAR Property Manager of the Year, and is currently serving on several RE Board related committees.
Terri has two grown children, of whom she is very proud.
Justin D. Garrett
Regional Manager Coastal Florida
Property Management Division
Justin Garrett, a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico, came to Florida when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2000. Justin joined Watson Realty Corp. after obtaining his Real Estate license in 2008. In 2009, he was promoted to Office Manager for the Atlantic/Neptune Beach office with Watson Property Management. After several successful years at that location Justin was asked to help grow the newest office to the Watson Property Management team in St. Johns County.
Most recently Justin was promoted to Regional Manager for the Coastal Florida offices located from St. Johns Florida to New Smyrna Beach. With 7 property management offices and more than 20 personnel currently striving for the same Legendary Quality Service the company was built upon, Justin’s success is sure to continue.
Regional Manager Central Florida
Property Management Division
Susan McQuillan is a transplant to Florida from Pennsylvania. Susan began her extensive career in the real estate industry by obtaining her Salesman’s License in the early 1990’s in Orlando, while working for a title company as a Production Manager. In 1996, Susan, along with her husband and 2 children, made the move to Gainesville to assist with a family business of land development and sales. She further continued her real estate education by obtaining her broker license and a residential appraiser’s license and continued to work in these fields while raising her children.
In 2011, she became the Broker/Manager at Watson Realty Corp for the Property Management Division in Gainesville. Susan is also very involved in the community. She currently serves on the Alachua County Planning Commission Board, member of the Affordable Housing Commission, President Elect of the Women’s Council of Realtors, active member of Gainesville Association of Realtors, and National Association of Residential Property Managers. Both children currently attend the University of Central Florida. Recently promoted to the Central Florida Regional Manager position, she aims to be an influential leader to the 9 offices and continue the growth as an integral part of the Watson family of services.
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