Land Management Services

To do land management well requires specific skills, knowledge, and industry certifications which our team provides to landowners of natural, conservation, and transitional land.

Our highly-specialized land management team is uniquely able to benefit from the diverse experience and knowledge of our firm’s expert advisors in commercial brokering, economics, appraising, land consulting, conservation, timber specialties, citrus grove management, cattle operations, and ranching. 

When we manage your land, you can be confident it will be managed by expert professionals who care about your land, your individual objectives, and your return on investment.

Why Professional Land Management?

Landowners come to us with a variety of individual needs for managing their land. Understanding that unmanaged land can quickly become a burden to landowners, we know that it can also expose landowners to liability, decrease land value, and become a financial burden.

How We Work Together

Our land management team works closely with landowners to help them accomplish their long-term goals and objectives for their land.

We look for maximizing the return on the land, minimizing the landowner’s management burden, securing the property, and reducing the landowner’s liability exposure. We review qualifications of the land for “Greenbelt” property tax assessment (a provision allowing land to be taxed at its agricultural use value rather than it’s fair market value as long as the land is used for “bona fide” agriculture).

We can suggest other programs that are conservation-effective and income-producing, such as CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) conservation reserve for soil, water, and related natural resources; and EQUIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program), a program that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality.

Our Qualifications

We are uniquely qualified to assist landowners in the management of their land assets. Our land management team has provided land and property services to landowners, buyers, and sellers for more than 25 years while growing SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate into a nationally-recognized land firm with over $2.8 billion in sales.

Our Expertise

  • Agricultural use for property taxes
  • Managed for appearance value, upkeep, and maintenance
  • Property security
  • Income-producing opportunities
  • Land improvement over time

Our Team

Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM

Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM

Founder, Managing Director & Owner

Jeff Cusson, CCIM

Jeff Cusson, CCIM

Senior Advisor

Our Commitment to Landowners

We remain very responsive to the client at all levels

We believe that our clients will see a return of fees through reduced costs and increased income

We position the property to meet the owners’ goals and objectives