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Our History

J.R. Watson & Associates was founded in Orange, California by James Watson in 1972

purchasing properties in underprivileged neighborhoods. It soon became apparent that as the company improved the properties, neighboring homeowners and building owners began making improvements on their own, enhancing the neighborhoods. From then until now, the company has been led by Jim’s conviction to seek out projects that will enhance peoples lives and transform entire communities.

In 1977, JR Watson & Associates built its new home at the corner of Main and Ocean in Seal Beach

As soon as the vacant lot overlooking the ocean and pier became available, Mr. Watson knew he had found the company’s new home.

Over the years, J.R. Watson & Associates has developed more than 1 million square feet ...

of neighborhoods, downtown areas and specialty shopping centers. We have completed 35 shopping centers and commercial properties and more than 3,000 residences. We have also developed two master planned communities: one of them a 315-acre project in Post Falls, Idaho and the other a 132-acre project in San Bernardino, California.

J.R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation
101 Main Street, Suite A
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Phone (562) 430-0503 | Fax (562) 493-5860

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