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Real estate teams vs brokerages

Steve Murray and Tracey Velt discuss the profitability of real estate teams vs brokerages, based on the results of the 2021 RealTrends Team Profitability Study.

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Watson Welcomes New Director of Information Technology

Watson Welcomes New Director of Information Technology

Watson Realty Corp. is pleased to announce Kevin Porter as its new director of information technology.


Kevin Porter


Jacksonville, Fla. – In his new position, Porter will be applying his expertise in information technology services and systems management.

Porter has 25 years of experience in IT designing, implementing, and supporting enterprise solutions, managing technical projects, and overseeing IT departments. He has a deep background in IT solutions for the healthcare industry, including working as director of IT for Baptist and Ingenios Health, providing leadership and securing efficiency and compliance of internal platforms, data systems, and infrastructures.


Porter holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Florida and was a systems administrator/aviation electronics technician for the U.S. Navy for four years. He was a former board member and communications director of the Northeast Florida Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) from 2010-14 and president of the Jacksonville SharePoint Users Group (JaxSPUG) from 2010 to 2012.

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