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Retail and flex real estate firm The Instant Group has named Emily Watkins as Chief Client Officer for the Americas

The Instant Group Tabs Watkins as Chief Client Officer in San Diego

Retail and flex real estate firm The Instant Group has named Emily Watkins as Chief Client Officer, Americas, where she will be responsible for the firm’s digital business as well as enterprise clients. Watkins will be based in San Diego.

“Emily brings to Instant a wealth of experience with commercial and operational strength, spanning B2B and B2C environments,” said The Instant Group’s Joe Brady in a news release. “She will be a true asset to our client partners as we continue our exciting growth trajectory.”

Watkins’ arrive at Instant from Unispace, where she was a San Diego Principal, Global Head of Enterprise. Prior to that, she was in management at JLL Flex, Charlotte Russe and Gap Inc.

Watkins said of her hire, “The employee is the new customer of workspace, and it is exciting to bring my flex solutions development experience, sales and account management leadership and retail CRE leadership together to helm Instant’s occupier sales.”


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