J H Watson Property Management Ltd Trading as Watson. Registered in England & Wales No. 1883919.
Ask anyone, we love what we do. We’re passionate about our craft and we’ve proven our ability to generate real results, helping clients to grow, attract and retain customers.
Ever since the early 1800s, when JW Watson & Sons had its first foray into Yorkshire’s property management industry, we have always evolved to meet the needs of clients. We have been relentlessly innovative, because we know that to be competitive, we must have an edge.
We have prided ourselves on our consistently excellent customer service and unrivalled market insight over the years – the people who work for us and the people we work with, matter to us.
Driving all of this, a constant over the years, has been our simple philosophy, based on our core values of being Proud, Honest, Warm and Dependable. These words really do mean something to us – we’ve lived and breathed them for 200 years, and they’re at the heart of the Watson family.
None of this has happened by accident. Instead, our philosophy of true partnership working, exemplary customer service and highly experienced professionals has created a business that is testament to our founders’ unashamed hard work and their simple passion for property.
Hepper & Son Property Auctioneers is founded
JW Watson & Son is established, becoming a pioneer of Garden Cities in the UK
JC Watson joined the firm and Watson became a prominent freeholder as well as acquiring and managing client assets
CS Watson joined the firm, later becoming Deputy Major of Leeds
JH Watson became the fourth generation of Watson’s to join the firm
Watson & Sons and Hepper & Sons merge, with a new focus on asset management
We became the first managing agent in the UK to be employee owned, and are recognized as the best in the industry by ARMA
Watson’s ownership within the same family extends to over two centuries. The pioneering attitude and adaptability that ensured Watson’s success over the last 200 years has evolved further and in 2014, John Watson’s vision of a successful business powered by its people.
And its principles became a reality, making history at the same time by becoming the first and only Property Managing Agent in the UK to transition to employee ownership.
We believe we have a lot to be proud of, our heritage ensures we continue to improve the service we provide our clients both today and in the future.
We operate completely transparently and are able to have difficult conversations in order to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.
With an understanding ear, we at Watson listen to our clients’ needs to ensure living in a development managed by Watson is an enjoyable experience.
We are available 24/7 to ensure when an emergency occurs at any of our managed developments there is always someone on hand to help.