FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – LAKELAND, FL (April 18, 2012) – W.C. “Boo” Graves, IV, recently joined Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate, a land real estate brokerage firm specializing in large land transactions throughout the state of Florida. Graves covers the east Florida coast, is a native Floridian, and a third-generation Indian River County citrus grower.
He has been a Florida real estate broker since 1982, specializing in agricultural land and farmland real estate. He formally worked in his family-owned citrus business of groves, a packinghouse, and a retail fruit stand for many years. His background includes ownership of a company specializing in agricultural and farm properties and co-ownership of an international citrus brokerage firm.
His involvement with the citrus industry has included positions on the Board of the Indian River Citrus League, the Indian River County Agricultural Advisory Committee, and the Board of Supervisors of the Indian River Farms Water Control District. He was also on the board of the Indian River National Bank for 20 years.
Graves obtained a bachelor of science degree in Citrus Business from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL. He is a member of the Lakeland Association of Realtors® and the Realtors® Association of Indian River County.
He works with a mission in Tanzania, Africa, which focuses on drilling fresh water wells for the local inhabitants. He is also currently involved with local homeless missions. In addition to his work with missions, he has been a deacon and Sunday school teacher at the First Baptist Church in Vero Beach. He lives in Vero Beach, Florida with his wife Eva. They have two grown children. His hobbies include golf, tennis, and quail and pheasant hunting.
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Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate is regarded as an authority on all types of Florida land, transacting over $900 MM in sales from 1996 through 2011. The Saunders team of land real estate professionals offers advisory and transactional services through its home office in Lakeland, FL and its network of Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliate offices nationwide and worldwide.
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