David Hitchcock Awarded the Accredited Land Consultant Designation of the REALTORS® Land Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(LAKELAND, FL August 1, 2011)

David Hitchcock, ALC, Realtor®, and sales associate at Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate(CBCSRE) in Lakeland, FL, hasbeen awarded the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation from the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI). The announcement was made by RLI, which is headquartered in Chicago, IL and is an affiliate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

The ALC designation is conferred to only those land specialists who complete a rigorous, 100+-hour education curriculum and have demonstrated a successful track record of performance and professionalism in the land business. Hitchcock joins the elite group of land specialists who have attained an expert level of knowledge and experience that is recognized throughout North America.

The REALTORS® Land Institute, organized in 1944, is an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®. It is the only branch of the REALTOR® family of organizations focused on land brokerage transactions within five specialized types: (1) farms and ranches; (2) undeveloped tracts of land; (3) transitional and development land; (4) subdivision and wholesaling of lots; and (5) site selection and assemblage of land parcels.

Hitchcock is A thirty-year veteran of the Florida Agribusiness industrywith a strong background in citrus, industrial, and agricultural businesses. Hitchcock’s real estate specialties include Central and South Florida agricultural properties, agriculture transitional properties (transition-to-next-use) and land use issues. He graduated from the University of Florida (UF) on a football scholarship, where he obtained a BS degree in Physical Education. He lettered in wrestling and football and was the Most Valuable Player and co-captain of the 1973 Gator Football Team.

About Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate(CBCSRE) is regarded as an authority on all types of Florida land, transacting nearly $1 Billion in sales from 1996 to 2011 and $800 Million in sales from 2004 to 2011. Located in Lakeland, Florida, CBCSRE is one only of two brokerages in Polk Countywith a local presence that offers national and global branding. The other, a sister company CBC Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty, is a commercial real estate brokerage.

CBC Saunders Real Estate offers a broad range of servicesto meet the real estate needs of landowners through long-held relationships with key government and industry decision makers. The firm also provides consulting on government issues both locally and on state and national levels. For more information, please visit www.saundersrealestate.com.

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