Market Director, Panama City
Kevin Wattenbarger, CCIM serves as a Senior Advisor for SVN | SouthLand Commercial specializing in the sales and leasing of retail, office, industrial properties, and commercial land throughout northwest Florida. Wattenbarger was a founding advisor of and serves as the market director for SVN’s Panama City office. He has extensive knowledge and transaction experience in the regional market. Wattenbarger is a licensed Florida real estate broker.
Prior to joining SVN | SouthLand Commercial, Wattenbarger served as an associate for GVA Advantis in Tallahassee and Panama City Beach, Florida. Previously, Wattenbarger served as an infantryman in the United States Army. He is a veteran of multiple combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While serving with the Army’s 3rd Infantry and 1st Armored Divisions, Wattenbarger was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB), Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM), and multiple awards for meritorious service to the country.
Wattenbarger earned double Bachelor of Science degrees in Real Estate and Finance from The Florida State University. Wattenbarger holds the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM #15083) designation, earning him recognition as an expert in site selection, development, leasing, valuation, and investment analysis. He is a consistent top producer in the region and commonly ranks in the top 1% based on total volume within the Central Panhandle Association of Realtors.
Wattenbarger is a member and/or serves in leadership positions with numerous government, industry, and non-profit boards. Wattenbarger is a member of the CCIM Institute and was a 2007 recipient of the CCIM Designation Scholarship. He served as Co-Chair for the Florida CCIM Chapter. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and is the current president of the Bay High School Foundation. Additionally, Wattenbarger is an alumnus of Leadership Bay with the Bay County Chamber of Commerce. Kevin is married to his wife, Maggie and they are the proud parents to their daughter, Avery (4), and son, Andrew (1).