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Matt Watson

Vice President

Matt Watson Vice President
Tampa 101 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 1500
Tampa, FL 33602

Professional Experience


Matt Watson joined CBRE’s office brokerage group in 2016, specializing in Agency & Occupier Representation. Matt has over 17 years of transactional experience, both as a landlord and tenant representative.

Prior to joining CBRE, Matt served as the Director of Leasing for Cardinal Point Management, where he oversaw leasing activities for their 1.1 million square foot portfolio of office and flex properties in the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Orlando markets. While at Cardinal Point he transacted 57 deals totaling $33 MM. He previously served as a Leasing Representative with Highwoods Properties in Tampa overseeing leasing for 10 buildings encompassing 1.8 million square feet of Class A Office product. Over his 5 years with Highwoods, he brought his portfolio to 96% occupancy and was the top leasing agent nationwide for 2 years running. Before Highwoods, he was the Marketing & Leasing Market Leader for First Industrial Realty Trust in Cincinnati, Ohio and was promoted and transferred to Tampa, overseeing all leasing/BTS activity in their 9 million square foot portfolio.

Significant Transactions


  • WellCare, 60,000 SF – Landlord Rep
  • Connectwise (headquarters), 45,000 SF – Landlord Rep
  • First Industrial, 2,000,000 SF – Landlord Rep
  • Highwoods Properties, 1,800,000 SF – Landlord Rep
  • Brighthouse (Spectrum), 162,000 SF – Landlord Rep (BTS)
  • Outcome Health, 15,000 SF – Tenant Rep
  • McKesson Oncology, $6,000,000 – Investment Sale
  • Paychex Renewal/Expansion, 75,000 SF – Landlord Rep
  • Gulf South Center (office), $4,250,000 SF – Investment Sale
  • Fifth Third Bank, Clearwater, $3,050,000 – Investment Sale

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations


  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties – Deals and Investment Concepts, National Forum Member



  • B.S., Business Management, Indiana State University
  • CCIM 101,102, & 103
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Florida

Clients Represented


  • Clark Dietrich*
  • Concentra*
  • McKesson
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Hayward Baker
  • Salesforce
  • Sherwin Williams
  • CMC Steel
  • Vaka Law
  • Transworld Business Brokers
  • Leading Edge
  • Hype Marketing Group
  • Outcome Health
  • Everest University
  • Cox Media
  • AmWins Insurance
  • MedNax National Medical Group*
  • Bon Secours

*includes multiple transactions

Matt Watson Vice President
Tampa 101 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 1500
Tampa, FL 33602