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Watson Welcomes New Director of Information Technology

 

Jacksonville, Fla. – December 3, 2018 – Watson Realty Corp. is pleased to announce Kevin Porter as their new Information Technology Director.

 

In his new position, Porter will be applying his expertise in information technology services and systems management.

 

Porter has 25 years of experience in IT designing, implementing, and supporting enterprise solutions, managing technical projects, and overseeing IT departments. He has a deep background in IT solutions for the healthcare industry, including working as Director of IT for Baptist and Ingenios Health, providing leadership and securing efficiency and compliance of internal platforms, data systems, and infrastructures.

 

Porter holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Florida and was a Systems Administrator/Aviation Electronics Technician for the U.S. Navy for four years. He was a former board member and Communications Director of the Northeast Florida Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) from 2010-14 and President of the Jacksonville SharePoint Users Group (JaxSPUG) from 2010 to 2012.

 

 

About Watson Realty Corp.

Watson Realty Corp. has been the trusted name in real estate for over 50 years. We are a full-service real estate brokerage firm with over 1,400 sales associates and 50 sales offices in Florida and South Georgia. Watson Realty Corp. also provides a fully-integrated family of services including, Watson Mortgage Corp., Watson Title Services, Inc., Watson Title Services of N. FL., Inc., Watson Commercial Realty, Inc., Watson School of Real Estate, Watson Referral Realty, Inc., Watson Property Management, Watson Construction Group, Inc., Watson Relocation Services, Florida Insurance Concepts, Watson Association Management, and Pinnacle Association Management.

 

For more information about Watson Realty Corp., please visit www.watsonrealtycorp.com.

 

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Watson Realty Corp. Appoints Missi Howell Vice President and Managing Broker of San Marco/San Jose Office

 

Jacksonville, Fla. – October 18, 2018 – Watson Realty Corp. is pleased to announce Missi Howell has been promoted to Vice President and Managing Broker of the Watson San Marco/San Jose office.

 

In her new position, Howell will lead and oversee residential real estate sales, associate recruitment, and staff operations for the San Marco/San Jose office.

 

Ed Forman, President of Watson Realty Corp., announced Howell’s appointment this week. “I had the pleasure of welcoming Missi to the San Marco/San Jose office as our new VP and Managing Broker,” said Forman. “She has a wealth of experience in the banking and real estate industries. We are excited for her to get started in her new role.”

 

After thirty years in the banking and lending business, she obtained her real estate license and joined Watson in 2007. Howell was previously an assistant manager in the Watson Ponte Vedra office. She has held numerous leadership positions, including the 2014 Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS® (NEFAR) REALTOR® of the Year, 2013 NEFAR Professional Development Award recipient, 2014 Women’s Council of REALTORS® Jacksonville President, and, most recently, the 2019 NEFAR Treasurer.  She ranks consistently as a top producer and was the recipient of the President’s and Silver Pinnacle Award for production with Watson Realty Corp.

 

“I am excited to be working with the talented, diverse, and successful associates in the San Marco office, as well as joining such an experienced and diverse leadership team at Watson Realty,” said Howell.

 

About Watson Realty Corp.

Watson Realty Corp. has been the trusted name in real estate for over 50 years. We are a full-service real estate brokerage firm with over 1,400 sales associates and 52 sales offices in Florida and South Georgia. Watson Realty Corp. also provides a fully-integrated family of services including, Watson Mortgage Corp., Watson Title Services, Inc., Watson Title Services of N. FL., Inc., Watson Commercial Realty, Inc., Watson School of Real Estate, Watson Referral Realty, Inc., Watson Property Management, Watson Construction Group, Inc., Watson Relocation Services, Florida Insurance Concepts, and Pinnacle Association Management.

 

For more information about Watson Realty Corp., please visit www.watsonrealtycorp.com.

 

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Watson Realty Corp. Promotes Tammy Vlah to Executive Vice President, Watson Relocation Services

 

Jacksonville, Fla. – September 21, 2018 – Watson Realty Corp. is pleased to announce the promotion of Tammy Vlah to Executive Vice President, Watson Relocation Services.

 

In her new role, Vlah will have oversight of global relocation services and asset management services for the company’s entire footprint.

 

Vlah joined Watson Realty Corp. in June of 2005. She has been an integral part of the growth of the Relocation Services division and very active in the relocation industry. Vlah is in her second year as president of SHRM Jacksonville, a former member of both the RELO Direct Advisory Council & Economic Development Council with the Jacksonville Chamber, as well as a recipient of the “40 Under 40” award presented by the Jacksonville Business Journal. Prior to joining Watson, Vlah lived in the Orlando area for almost a decade where she worked in the real estate industry.

 

"I’m fortunate to have seen the evolution of our relocation division, which resulted in tremendous success, and I’m looking forward to the collaboration between Judy Bissell, VP, Director of Relocation, and Sharon Juhasz, VP, Manager, Real Estate Services," said Vlah. "Together, with our team of talented professionals, we will execute a strategy taking us to the next level carrying on that legacy."

 

Vlah will continue to report to Carlotta Landschoot, Chief Operating Officer.

 

About Watson Realty Corp.

Watson Realty Corp. has been the trusted name in real estate for over 50 years. We are a full-service real estate brokerage firm with over 1,400 sales associates and 52 sales offices in Florida and South Georgia. Watson Realty Corp. also provides a fully-integrated family of services including, Watson Mortgage Corp., Watson Title Services, Inc., Watson Title Services of N. FL., Inc., Watson Commercial Realty, Inc., Watson School of Real Estate, Watson Referral Realty, Inc., Watson Property Management, Watson Maintenance Services, Watson Relocation Services, Florida Insurance Concepts, and Pinnacle Association Management.

 

For more information about Watson Realty Corp., please visit www.watsonrealtycorp.com.

 

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Watson Maintenance Services, Inc. Announces Name Change to Watson Construction Group, Inc.

 

Jacksonville, Fla. – September 18, 2018 – Watson Maintenance Services, Inc., a trusted member of the Watson Family of Services, announced today that it is changing its name to Watson Construction Group, Inc. This name change reflects the company’s expanded offering of services and its ability to provide high-quality service to public and private clients alike.

 

“For 20 years we operated as Watson Maintenance Services, Inc.,” said Markus Paridon, Director of Operations for Watson Construction Group, Inc. “We have performed service work and routine maintenance in four of the trades: Home Improvement, Electric, HVAC, and Plumbing. We want to expand our service offerings to cover construction of light commercial industrial buildings, warehouses, and retail centers. Our objective is to clearly communicate the services we offer and to provide the legendary customer service that all have come to expect from any of the Watson Family of Services.”

 

Watson Construction Group, Inc. has ramped up its manpower to ensure that there is no disruption in standard operations for any of its customers. The company has provided top-notch training to improve efficiencies. Longtime customers will notice new and improved invoice processes with simplified and easy-to-read forms.

 

“Some of the new services that we will offer include a fully operational Building Construction Division,” said Gary Landschoot, President of Watson Construction Group, Inc. “The ability to perform renovations, new construction of commercial warehouses and light industrial buildings, as well as site development will place us in an elite group of construction companies in Northeast Florida. We will have all four major construction trades under one roof with highly skilled technicians working within those trades.”

 

The new name is effective immediately and will be implemented across the four divisions – Building Services, HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing.

About Watson Realty Corp.

Watson Realty Corp. has been the trusted name in real estate for over 50 years. We are a full-service real estate brokerage firm with over 1,400 sales associates and 52 sales offices in Florida and South Georgia. Watson Realty Corp. also provides a fully-integrated family of services including, Watson Mortgage Corp., Watson Title Services, Inc., Watson Title Services of N. FL., Inc., Watson Commercial Realty, Inc., Watson School of Real Estate, Watson Referral Realty, Inc., Watson Property Management, Watson Maintenance Services, Watson Relocation Services, Florida Insurance Concepts, and Pinnacle Association Management.

 

For more information about Watson Realty Corp., please visit www.watsonrealtycorp.com.

 

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