46 Years of Success
Watkins Associated Industries began over 90 years ago as a produce transportation company with a single truck and grew to become one of the largest privately-owned businesses in the southeastern United States.
In 1977, Watkins Real Estate Group was started as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Watkins Associated Industries. Since then, we have established a 46-year track record of successful retail and multifamily developments across the southeast.
Proven Track Record
Since 1977, Watkins has completed over 4.5M SF of Retail and 10,800 Multifamily units in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
With offices in Atlanta and Orlando, we actively pursue new opportunities across the Southeast including North Carolina and Virginia.
Our retail relationships are the backbone of our business
Watkins has been the lead developer on dozens of Publix anchored shopping centers located throughout the southeast. The Watkins team invests copious hours into design elements, articulation and uses a common sense approach in maximizing the value of each shopping center development. Their projects are always well leased and aesthetically pleasing. Watkins has been an appreciated partner with Publix. They too are a service oriented company that treats their clients as customers.