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.
William A. Watson Jr.
Chairman of the Board
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.
Executive Vice President
Justin Garrett, a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico, came to Florida with the U.S. Navy in 2000. After receiving his honorable discharge, Justin joined Watson Realty Corp. in 2008. In 2009, he was promoted to the office manager position for the Atlantic/Neptune Beach office with the Property Management Division.
After several successful years at that location, Justin was asked to help grow a new office to the Watson Property Management team in St. Johns County. In 2014, Justin was promoted to Regional Manager of the Property Management Coastal Florida offices, from St. Johns, Florida to Port St. Lucie.
In February of 2020, Justin was named Executive Vice President overseeing the Property Management Division’s operations.
Central Florida Regional Manager
Nicolle is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to becoming a real estate professional, Nicolle flew the friendly skies for Delta as a flight attendant. She obtained her real estate license in Kentucky in 2007. In 2010, Nicolle moved to Florida and obtained her Florida Real Estate license where she joined Watson Realty Corp. working with buyers and sellers.
In 2012, Nicolle transferred to the Property Management Division. After 9 months, she was promoted to Office Manager for the South West Orlando office where she over saw a growing portfolio. Nicolle continued her relationship with the sales agents which played a key role in her success.
Nicolle has been a NARPM member since 2017 and served as co-chair of the Membership Committee for the 2018 and 2019 Membership Committee Chairperson, and is currently the 2020 Executive Board Secretary. She was also the recipient of the 2019 Thais Solar Award for her service to NARPM and commitment to volunteering within her community.