Our Company

“A deal gets done when both the buyer’s and the seller’s needs are met. I believe our first job is to comprehensively understand our clients’ needs.”

– Dean Saunders


SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate is recognized as a national leader in land brokerage, our founding specialization and the continued flagship service of our firm. We are experts in all types of Florida land – citrus, farmland, timber, ranch, recreational, transitional, and conservation. Representing buyers, sellers, investors, institutions, and landowners, we have brokered over $2.5 billion in land real estate transactions since 1996. 

We have been recognized as one of America’s Best Brokerages by The Land Report, the nation’s premier land publication, since the inception of their national leadership list over ten years ago. In 2018 our founder, Dean Saunders, was awarded the APEX 2018 Top National Producer Award. This award is given by the Realtors® Land Institute (RLI), the National Association of Realtors® land organization, and The Land Report Magazine based on an assessment of land sales by brokers across the country. Our firm was also named the Number One Office for 2018 by Coldwell Banker Commercial, our former brand affiliation.

We are excited to announce that we recently joined the SVN Shared Value Network®, a globally recognized commercial real estate brand united by a shared vision of creating value with clients, colleagues, and communities. This alignment provides expanded marketing reach through a global, growing brand with a singular focus on commercial real estate.

SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler is a full-service real estate firm offering land and commercial real estate brokerage, land management, a forestry and timberland division, hunt lease management, auctions, conservation easements, commercial property management, leasing and tenant representation, loan sales, valuation, advisory and counseling services. Our Land Division focuses on large tracts of agricultural and transitional lands throughout Florida and the Southeast United States and has been responsible for negotiating some of the largest transactions in state history.

With land advisors in Florida and Georgia, an array of industry leaders, and the marketing reach of an affiliated global brand, our company works to achieve the best possible results for our valued clients.

Why Choose Us?

SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate is a full-service land and commercial real estate brokerage with more than $2.8 billion in transactions representing buyers, sellers, investors, institutions and landowners since 1996. We are recognized nationally as an authority on all types of land including agriculture, ranch, recreation, residential development, and international properties. Our commercial real estate services include marketing, property management, leasing and tenant representation, loan sales, valuation, advisory and counseling services for office, retail, industrial, and multi-family properties. Our firm also features an auction company, forestry division, international partnerships, hunt lease management and extensive expertise in conservation easements. Located at the center of Florida’s I-4 corridor, we provide proven leadership and collaborative expertise backed by the strength of the SVN® global platform.


We have our boots on the ground with more than 30 land advisors and three offices: Lakeland (Central Florida), Lake City (North Florida), and Thomasville (Southern Georgia) and our commercial real estate advisors work in the heart of Florida’s I-4 corridor with a focus on the fast-growing area of Polk, Lake, Osceola, and Orange counties. Additionally, our alignment with the SVN® global brand platform provides extensive national and international marketing reach.

Brand Recognition

We blanket the state with our marketing presence. Our firm is highly recognized because of extensive promotion over many years.

One way we continually drive brand recognition is our market reports. Our annual Lay of the Land Market Report is printed and mailed to landowners across the state. This annual publication continues to be the only source of verified land sales data for Florida.

We also create the only commercial real estate sales and trends market reports for Polk and Lake counties. Printed and mailed to targeted readers annually, and released every quarter in digital format, the commercial market report presents verified sales data and commentary on industrial, office, retail and multi-family transactions. In addition to our printed market reports, we publish and mail out listing catalogs and direct mail on our new listings.

We are also very progressive and aggressive in our digital marketing strategies. We continually create new relationships through digital channels including social media and Google paid campaigns.

Another unique quality of our company is our annual events for land and commercial real estate. Each year, we gather landowners, policymakers, investors and other industry affiliates who want the most accurate, current data about the Florida land market at the Lay of the Land Conference. The I-4 Commercial Corridor Conference addresses the latest commercial real estate news and trends associated with the I-4 Corridor, including insights and analysis from top market experts. The conference consists of break out sessions with focused discussions that will take place throughout the conference.

Finally, our new affiliation with SVN® is just the latest in our commitment to brand recognition. This growing international commercial real estate brand is as forward-thinking as we are and shares our dedication to the best results for our clients.

Extensive Staff Support

Our commitment to excellence translates to real investment in the best tools, resources, and people. Our comprehensive marketing team, two office administrators, and Chief Operating Officer provide exceptional support to agents and clients alike.