Traditionally operated as a family business, warmth, pride, honesty, dependability and property management are of great importance to Watson. The cornerstones of any good relationship or family unit, these values date back to the 1800s when JW Watson & Sons and Hepper & Sons began trading in Leeds city centre. Fast-forward to the 21st Century and Watson is now the first managing agent in the UK to be owned and operated by an employee trust. Our values remain the same, but our award winning and uniquely motivated staff now deliver our services in true partnership, ensuring we continue to deliver unrivalled excellence in property management.
Watson are now firmly at the head of our field as RICS and ARMA-Q registered residential block management specialists. Taking the decision over three decades ago to focus on our nationally recognised estate and apartment management services, our team has demonstrated tremendous talent, professionalism and dedication over the years to grow a client portfolio that extends from our roots in Yorkshire across the UK.
In tandem, our bespoke RICS commercial and portfolio management practice that was established back in the days of Hepper Watson has flourished in response to the rising popularity of mixed-use development and commercial property investment by private landlords.
This long and successful history hasn’t happened by accident. Our philosophy of true partnership working, exemplary customer service and the recruitment of highly experienced professionals has resulted in a business that stands proudly as testament to our founders’ unashamed hard work and the simple passion for property.