John Watson started Watson & Downs Investments in 1970 by purchasing a lot where he developed and built our first property. This property was leased to Jack’s Hamburger.
The property leased to Jack’s Hamburgers was purchased as a long term investment opportunity. John developed this piece of property with the plan of using it to one day pay for his children’s college education.
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John Watson (Front Center) signs the contract on a new investment.
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A salesman demonstrates the latest HVAC equipment.
A young Watson Downs sits with an installer as he enjoys a jobsite visit.
Since then, Watson & Downs Investments has grown to own millions of square feet of commercial real estate. Included in these properties are institutional, industrial, retail shopping centres, single tenant retail, professional offices, and medical offices. The company is still family owned and operated to this day.