4 Qualities to Look For In a Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

Choosing a commercial real estate brokerage can be a daunting task. But according to our founders, the four qualities they find most vital to success for clients are technology, research capabilities, customer service, and community relationships. Learn About Our Commercial Brokerage Services Marketing Technology Seeking a firm that not only understands but consistently implements new […]

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Technology Tools to Understand Your Market & Find Tenants

Real estate is space for people to work, live, shop, and store things in. It is imperative for retail real estate professionals to be aware of the population, households, income, and jobs for their designated market. Gary Ralston, CCIM, SIOR, SRS, CPM, CRE, CLS, CDP, CRX, FRICS, managing partner & broker for SVN Saunders Ralston […]

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Strongest Markets for Commercial Real Estate for 2014

Fred Schmidt, COO of Coldwell Banker Commercial, talks on Fox Business News about the state of the commercial real estate market. This is an informative short market report about the four commercial real estate sectors. Surprisingly, online retailers are driving brick and mortar construction! Find out why.

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“7 Retail Trends” in Commercial Investment Magazine

You can find “7 Retail Trends to Watch” in the current issue of Commercial Investment Real Estate (CIRE) Magazine, the monthly publication for Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM). Founding partner Gary Ralston contributed these trends for the September/October issue of the magazine. What’s Next? 7 Retail Trends to Watch The Internet’s Other Impact. Online sales are […]

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Meeting Slides: Gary Ralston for CCIM of West Central Florida

On April 10, 2013, Managing Partner Gary Ralston, CCIM, SIOR joined distinguished panelists to address a joint CCIM/ALC meeting educating commercial brokers about development projects and entities throughout West Central Florida. Gary’s presentation was on current and upcoming development projects in Polk County, including Streamsong® Resort, Florida Polytechnic University, the Lakeland medical corridor, CSX Integrated […]

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Gary Ralston, CCIM, to teach “Real Estate Principles: A Valuation Approach” at Florida Southern College

Gary Ralston, CCIM, will be teaching a spring 2013 real estate course – “Real Estate Principles: A Valuation Approach” at Florida Southern College. Florida Southern College is located in Lakeland, Florida. The course will be held Monday and Wednesday from 6 PM – 9 PM starting January 7, 2013. For more information, please contact FSC’s […]

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Two Retail Trends

Gary Ralston, CCIM, SIOR, SRS, CPM, CRE, SCL, a managing partner at SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty, was recently quoted in the September 2012 issue of FLORIDA REALTOR magazine. Gary is a well-known authority on retail and commercial properties and is often quoted in journals and publications regarding market trends. He is also instructor and […]

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Internet Retailing Impacts Commercial Real Estate

From CCIM CONNECTIONS article featuring Gary M. Ralston, CCIM, CPM, SIOR, a managing partner of SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty LLC The biggest impact I see from Internet retailing is showrooming and price comparison and becomes the top issue facing the retail industry today. Analysts often do not recognize issues associated with conventional goods […]

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Legoland Brings Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

From article quoting Gary M. Ralston, CCIM, CPM, SIOR, a managing partner of CBC Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty. Area Around Legoland Florida Ripe for Entrepreneurs The Orlando Business Journal October 14, 2011 Richard Bilbao Reporter- Orlando Business Journal http://tinyurl.com/Legoland-Area-Entrepreneurs Legoland Florida brings opportunities for entrepreneurs as (excerpt) experts expect traffic along the Cypress Gardens corridor […]

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Weak Polk County Economic Recovery

From article quoting Gary M. Ralston, CCIM, CPM, SIOR, a managing partner of CBC Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty Polk Economic Recovery Among the Nation’s Weakest By Kyle Kennedy THE LEDGER Published: Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 11:24 p.m. http://tinyurl.com/Polk-Economic-Recovery-Weak Polk County’s economic recovery is among the nation’s weakest, according to a new Brookings Institution report […]

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