William “Bill” Watson, Jr. is chairman of the board of Watson Realty Corp., with 48 offices and 1,450+ sales associates serving 20 Florida regions and St. Marys, Ga. From 1975 - 2020, the firm maintained the No. 1 sales percentage of all residential transactions handled through the Northeast Florida MLS. The firm also has 28 property management offices responsible for approximately 4,500 units. Entering real estate in 1960, Watson has twice served as chairman of Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldⓇ (LeadingRE), and was also president of the Jacksonville area Mortgage Brokers Association, the Jacksonville MLS, the Jacksonville Board of REALTORSⓇ, and the Florida Association of REALTORSⓇ, where he has served as a director since 1973. Watson is a lifetime National Association of REALTORSⓇ RPAC member, and currently the third-largest RPAC contributor in the U.S. Watson Realty Corp. is a six-time recipient of LeadingRE’s prestigious Diamond Award.