Our Awards

Our dedication to excellence has been recognized consistently for our office and individual advisors in both land and commercial real estate categories

Office Awards

Coldwell Banker Commercial:

  • Commercial Elite Office – Top 15 Global: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010; 2008, 2007, 2006
  • #1 Office in North America – 2018
  • #1 Office Florida – 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006
  • 1st South Region, 1st State, 2nd Nation – 2006

The Land Report

  • America’s Best Brokerages – Best Land Brokers Nationwide – 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
  • Timberland Deal of the Year – 2014
  • Ranch Deal of the Year – 2018

MerComm, Inc. Marketing Awards

  • 2002 – Galaxy Award for 21-page pamphlet “We Create Solutions for Landowners” Conservation Easement, authored by Dean Saunders
  • 2002 – Mercury Award for 21-page pamphlet “We Create Solutions for Landowners” Conservation Easement, authored by Dean Saunders

Top 2% in CBC Affiliate Network

  • Jeff Cusson, CCIM – 2015, 2012
  • Richard Dempsey, ALC – 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006
  • Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM – 2018, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008,  2007, 2006
  • Clay Taylor, ALC – 2013
  • Jack Vogel – 2014

Advisor Awards

Managing Directors

Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM – Awards

Image of Dean Saunders Florida 500 2019 Award from Florida TrendIn 2019, Dean was named one of Florida Trend’s Florida 500 for his work in the real estate industry based on extensive contacts in regional business circles, hundreds of interviews, and months of research, and are considered Florida’s most distinguished industry leaders.

Coldwell Banker Commercial

  • #1 Sales Professional North America – 2018, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006
  • Top 2% – 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
  • Circle of Distinction Platinum – 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006
  • Circle of Distinction Gold – 2013
  • Circle of Distinction Bronze – 2009
  • #1 Sales Professional in the State of Florida – 2016, 2015, 2011, 2010, 2008
  • #1 Sales Professional by Specialty – Land – 2018, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008
  • #1 Sales Professional by Specialty – Sales – 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008
  • Top 5 Producers Regionally – South Region – 2007
  • Top 5 Producers North America – 2018, 2016

FGCAR Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Assoc Realtors®

  • Pinnacle Award – #1 Top Producer – National – Land – 2018, 2017, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2012, 2007, 2006
  • Pinnacle Award – Overall Top Producer – 2018, 2014

CFCAR Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors®

  • Hallmark Award – #1 Overall Top Producer by Volume – 2018, 2011
  • Hallmark Award – #1 Overall Top Producer – Land – 2018, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2006
  • Hallmark Award – #1 Overall Top Producer – Polk County – 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008
  • Hallmark Award – #1 Overall Top Producer – Osceola County – 2018
  • Hallmark Award – #1 Overall Top Producer – Volusia County – 2018
  • Hallmark Award – Top 10 Producer Overall – Polk County – 2010
  • Hallmark Award – Top 10 Producers – Land – 2008
  • Hallmark Award – Top 10 Producer Overall – 2008
  • Hallmark Award – Most Deals – Polk County – 2006
  • Hallmark Award – Top 10 Overall in Sales – 2006

RLI – Realtors Land Institute

  • APEX Award Top National Producer – 2018
  • APEX Award – Top 20 Producers – 2018, 2017
  • APEX Largest ALC-to-ALC Transaction Award – 2018
  • APEX Broker of the Year in Ag Land Sales – 2018
  • Florida Land Realtor® of the Year – 2013

Gary Ralston, CCIM, SIOR, SRS, CPM, CRE, CLS, CDP, CRX, FRICS, CRRP

  • CBC Circle of Distinction – SILVER- 2015
  • CBC Circle of Distinction – BRONZE – 2014
  • Lakeland Association of Realtors® – Realtor® of the Year – 2018, 1987
  • Lakeland Association of Realtors® – Realtor® Associate of the Year – 1981

R. Todd Dantzler, CCIM

  • Florida Realtors® – Florida Realtor® of the Year – 2012

Advisors

Patrick Archer

  • WCI: 2004 NAHB America’s Best Builder Award
  • WCI: 2005 NAHB Excellence in Green Marketing Award

Gator Banks

  • Meritorious Service Award, Global Forest Coalition (GFC)
  • John Holzaepfel, CF, ACF, CA
  • SAF Fellow, Society of American Foresters – 2015
  • Florida SAF C. Huxley Coulter Award for Outstanding Contributions to Forestry, Society of American Foresters – 2003

Brian Beasley, CNLM, CCA

  • CBC Circle of Distinction – BRONZE – 2011, 2006
  • CBC Circle of Distinction – SILVER – 2016, 2007

Jeff Cusson, CCIM

  • CBC – Top 2% Sales Professional – 2015, 2012
  • CBC – Circle of Distinction – GOLD- 2015
  • CBC – Circle of Distinction – SILVER – 2014, 2012
  • CBC – Circle of Distinction – BRONZE – 2018, 2011

Richard Dempsey, ALC

  • CBC Top 2% Sales Professional – 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006
  • CBC – #21 Sales Professional – North America – 2008
  • CBC – Circle of Distinction – PLATINUM – 2005
  • CBC Circle of Distinction – GOLD – 2018, 2008
  • CBC Circle of Distinction – BRONZE – 2014, 2011
  • CBC Circle of Distinction – SILVER – 2013, 2010, 2006
  • CFCAR Hallmark – #3 Top Ten Land Producer – 2008
  • CFCAR Hallmark – #9 Overall Top Producer – 2008
  • FGCAR Pinnacle Overall Deal of the Year – 2008
  • FGCAR Pinnacle – #2 in Region-Sales-Land – 2008
  • Florida Realtors® Honor Society – Florida Association of Realtors® – 2013
  • Realtor® of the Year, Lakeland Association of Realtors® – 2011
  • Commercial Realtor®, Lakeland Realtors® – 2017

Carson Futch

  • CBC Circle of Distinction – SILVER – 2018

David Hitchcock, Advanced ALC, CCIM

  • CBC Circle of Distinction – BRONZE – 2016, 2012
  • CBC Circle of Distinction – SILVER – 2015, 2010
  • RLI ALC -to-ALC Networking Award for Overall Collaboration (National) – 2015, 2013
  • RLI Florida Realtor of the Year – 2016

Charlie Houder, CF

  • SAF Fellow, Society of American Foresters – 2009
  • Alachua Conservation Trust Conservation Steward Award – 2014
  • UF – School of Forest Resources and Conservation Outstanding Alumnus – 2006
  • Florida SAF C. Huxley Coulter Award for Outstanding Contributions to Forestry, Society of American Foresters – 2005

Eric Hoyer, CF, CA, RCA

  • SAF Fellow, Society of American Foresters – 2015
  • Florida SAF C. Huxley Coulter Award for Outstanding Contributions to Forestry, Society of American Foresters – 2012

Marvin Puryear

  • CFCAR – Hallmark Award – #1 Commercial Broker – Top 10 Producer Lake County – 2014
  • CFCAR – Hallmark Award – Top Producer Overall Top 10 Central Florida – 2014
  • CFCAR – Hallmark Award – Top Retail Sales & Leasing – 2012
  • CFCAR – Hallmark Award – Top Industrial Sales & Leasing – 2012
  • CFCAR – Hallmark Award – Top Retail Broker – Lake County – 2011
  • CFCAR – Hallmark Award – Top Industrial Broker – Lake County – 2011
  • CFCAR – Hallmark Award – #1 Commercial Sales – Lake County – 2008
  • CFCAR – Hallmark Award – #1 Commercial Broker – Lake County – 2008

Fred Saunders

  • CBC Circle of Distinction – BRONZE – 2005
  • UF Fruit Crops – Outstanding Leadership Award
  • UF Fruit Crops – Man of the Year Award
  • Gamma Sigma Delta (Ag Honor Society) – Award of Merit for Distinguished Service
  • Orange County – Orange County Extension Service Volunteer of the Year
  • MBG Marketing Co-operator of the Year

Trent Saunders

  • CBC Circle of Distinction – BRONZE – 2014

Clay Taylor, ALC

  • CBC Top 2% Sales Professional – 2015, 2013
  • CBC Circle of Distinction – BRONZE – 2016, 2014
  • CBC Circle of Distinction – SILVER – 2015, 2013
  • NAR – National Commercial Award- 2013
  • RLI ALC -to-ALC Networking Award for Overall Collaboration (National) – 2015, 2013
  • RLI Florida Land Realtor® of the Year – 2012

Steve Toner, TRC

  • Best of Show Award, Business World International, Montreal, Canada (trade and investment)
  • Tampa Bay Community Service Award, Tampa, Florida (trade and investment)
  • Significant Board Member Award, Canadian American Business Council, Inc. (trade and investment)
  • National Presidential Citation for Service & Leadership as Founding Chairman, PRSA
  • University Service Award, Northern Kentucky University (land acquisition)
  • Kentucky Colonel Award, as Mayor and Councilman, Crestview, Kentucky (land development)

Jack Vogel

  • Florida SAF Hall of Fame, Society of American Foresters – 2014
  • SAF Fellow, Society of American Foresters – 2012
  • Florida SAF C. Huxley Coulter Award for Outstanding Contributions to Forestry, Society of American Foresters

Jack Vogel

  • Florida SAF Hall of Fame, Society of American Foresters – 2014
  • SAF Fellow, Society of American Foresters – 2012
  • Florida SAF C. Huxley Coulter Award for Outstanding Contributions to Forestry, Society of American Foresters
  • President’s Award for Outstanding Field Forester, Society of American Foresters
  • UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences – Award of Distinction
  • Distinguished Service Award, Florida Forestry Association
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Florida Forestry Association

Kyle Vreeland

  • SVN – EBT Emerging Broker Award – 2011
  • Realtor of the Year® – Lakeland Association of Realtors® -2015

Tony Wallace, CF

  • CBC Circle of Distinction – BRONZE – 2015