Lay of the Land
The Lay of the Land Conference is an annual gathering of landowners, policymakers, investors and other industry affiliates who want the most accurate, current data about the Florida land market. Guest speakers will share economic, market, sales and regulatory expertise.
February 27-28, 2020
RP Funding Center
701 W Lime St.
Lakeland, FL 33815
Conference will begin in the afternoon on February 27 and continue until the afternoon on February 28.
The Lay of the Land conference is organized and sponsored exclusively by SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate and is offered to our clients, landowners and related interests. This is our primary audience and space is limited, so we respectfully ask that real estate brokers and licensed associates do not attend the event.
Our two-day conference features keynote speakers, breakout sessions, a social reception, and meals. Updates to the speaker schedule will be posted to this page as the event draws near.
Special General Session Panel
Drew Bartlett – South Florida WMD
Brian Armstrong – Southwest Florida WMD
Dr. Ann Shortelle – St. Johns River WMD
Hugh Thomas – Suwannee River WMD
On Thursday afternoon, panel topics will include:
International | Transportation | Landowner | Hemp
Thursday evening, February 27, we will host a social reception providing ample time for networking and catching up with old friends.
Thank you to our sponsors who underwrite more than half the cost of this event.
Discounted rates have been arranged at the following hotels
for a limited number of rooms under the room block name "SVN Saunders
Ralston Dantzler". The discounted rates apply to Thursday night, February
27 only. We encourage you to reserve your room as soon as possible.
Address: 329 E Main St, Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone: (863) 688-0800
Rate: $149 for Deluxe King or Deluxe 2 Doubles
Distance: .5 miles from the conference
Description: Historic full-service hotel located adjacent to Lakeland’s town square, the Lake Mirror Promenade with views of picturesque Lake Mirror. Terrace Grill Restaurant on-site regularly voted the best fine dining restaurant and best brunch in Polk County. Easy walking to area restaurants, entertainment, and locally owned retail stores. Rate includes complimentary valet parking and Wi-Fi.
Address: 3370 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland FL 33805
Phone: (863) 680-1115
Rate: $159 for King Studio or Double Queen Studio
Distance: 4 miles from the conference (near I-4)
Description: This new hotel is located just off Exit 32 of Interstate 4. All rooms are suites that include full kitchens with refrigerator, microwave oven, stovetop, and dishwasher! Enjoy 32″ flat-screen smart TVs, complimentary wifi and hot breakfast. Grab a workout in the fitness center or a dip in the outdoor pool.
Lay Of The Land Market Report
As always, our guests will receive a copy of the exclusive Lay of the Land Market Report which continues to be the single source of verified Florida sales data used to evaluate market trends and land values throughout the year.