James Hancock is a Senior Advisor at SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate in Lakeland, Florida.

James is a 6th-generation Floridian and a native of Dade City, where he grew up on his family’s citrus and cattle operation. Over the course of his career, James has been very active in the development and diversification of those founding operations, managing the scale of those businesses towards agritourism, harvesting, marketing, as well as real estate and land development.

James has been vertically integrated in the citrus industry handling production, harvesting, brokerage, processing and retails sales of citrus. James also operates a cow/calf, timber and hay operations on family and lease lands in Pasco and Hernando counties.

Throughout his career in real estate, James has concentrated his efforts representing investors, investment groups and landowners in the acquisition and the sale of multi-family and affordable housing projects, commercial buildings, transitional land, citrus groves, timber and cattle ranches. He has also worked with generational agricultural families to navigate through zoning changes, eminent domain takings, access issues and various other real estate challenges.

James attended Florida Southern College receiving degrees in Horticultural Science and Business Administration. James is active in the Florida Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers, where he served both as a Vice Chair and Chairmen. In 2017 he was a finalist for the Young Farmer and Rancher of the Year Achievement in Agriculture award.


• Multi-family
• Commercial
• Transitional
• Citrus groves
• Timberland
• Cattle ranches


• Young Farmer and Rancher of the Year Achievement in Agriculture Award Finalist - 2017