Gary M. Ralston Managing Partner SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate
Gary M. Ralston, CCIM, SIOR, CPM, CRE, CLS, CDP, CRX, FRICS, CRRP is a recognized subject matter expert on retail and commercial properties. His experience includes the complete spectrum of commercial real estate services. In addition, he is a successful real estate developer, investor, and group investment sponsor. From the early 1990s through 2004 Gary was the president and a member of the board of directors of Commercial Net Lease Realty, Inc. (NYSE:NNN) the industry leader in single-tenant corporate net-leased real estate. During that time he guided the company’s growth from less than $15 million in real estate assets to over $1.5 billion. Gary is recognized as the most accredited commercial real estate practicing professional in the nation.
Dr. Randy K. Avent
Florida Polytechnic University
Dr. Randy K. Avent is the founding president of Florida Polytechnic University, the newest of the state’s 12 public universities and the only polytechnic university in the State University System of Florida. As Florida Polytechnic University’s inaugural president, Avent is responsible for the development and operation of the university and is committed to strategically developing Florida Poly as a research and jobs university, an agent for growth and a beacon for the economy.