Announcing: New Commercial Real Estate Firm in Polk County – CBC Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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R. Todd Dantzler, CCIM

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Gary Ralston, CCIM, SIOR

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Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM

LAKELAND, FL August 15, 2011– An additional venture for Dean Saunders is announced! Along with the CBC Saunders Real Estate land brokerage, a new approach to commercial real estate becomes a reality in the formation of this Central Florida real estate firm, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler, LLC. The company brings to Polk County an approach that is consistent with classic real estate feasibility in commercial real estate and unites three of Central Florida’s power brokers.

Gary Ralston, SIOR, CPM, CRE, SCLS, (retail and commercial real estate authority in Central Florida); R. Todd Dantzler, CCIM, County Commissioner (commercial property and land use expertise in Polk County and Central Florida); and Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM (former Florida legislator, land and conservation easement authority), offer clients a comprehensive range of real estate services based upon their unique contributions to the real estate industry. The real estate power team represents over 70 years of collective expertise in commercial and land real estate.

Saunders, well-known in Florida and in the real estate industry as an authority on land and conservation easements, has owned and operated Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) a land brokerage, since 1996. CBCSRE has transacted nearly $1 Billion in sales from 1996 to 2010 and over $750 Million in sales from 2004 to 2010. By joining this new company as a second business and partnering with Ralston and Dantzler, Saunders expands market options and services to his land clients, many of whom have interests in both land and commercial real estate.

“Our business model has always been to deliver more than expected to our clients. It is all about our clients. By adding top-notch commercial real estate services and bringing on board well-known brokers with proven expertise, we can provide services to individual land and commercial clients, as well as clients who are involved in both real estate markets,” said Saunders.

Ralston is the second most accredited real estate professional in the nation. As the former president and board member of Commercial Net Lease Realty, Inc. (NYSE:NNN), the industry leader in single-tenant corporate net-leased real estate, he guided the company’s growth from less than $15 million in real estate assets to nearly $1.5 billion. He is an instructor at the CCIM Institute, the ICSC University of Shopping Centers at Wharton, the ICSC Executive Learning series, and RECon Academy and holds a masters degree Real Estate and Construction Management.

“We are experienced certified commercial real estate experts. We apply our real-time market knowledge, attention to every detail, and ability to negotiate aggressively to help our clients navigate complex commercial real estate transactions and to achieve excellent results for them,” said Ralston.

Dantzler, active in East Polk County real estate for over 27 years, offers clients his extensive experience in commercial property and land use in the Lakeland, Winter Haven metro, and surrounding areas. He serves on a number of statewide, regional, and local real estate industry and community boards of directors and committees.

“We are building the finest, most comprehensive, and well-connected commercial real estate company in Polk County to service clients in Central Florida,” noted Dantzler.

Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty (CBCSRD Realty) is Polk County’s premier commercial real estate firm. CBCSRD Realty is the only Polk County commercial real estate brokerage with expertise in the local real estate market that is also a national brand, has a national presence, and offers global resources. The CBCSRD Realty team knows the fluctuating market and has an intimate knowledge of Polk County properties. With the global Coldwell Banker Commercial brand, they can reach out nationally or globally on behalf of their clients.

Commercial real estate services include site selection, disposition, leasing, property management, real estate counseling services, acquisition, portfolio assortment plan, asset management, recapitalization, and development.

Both companies, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate and Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty, LLC are located in the same space in downtown Lakeland, FL.

CBC Saunders Real Estate
CBC Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty
114 North Tennessee Ave., 3rd Floor
Lakeland, FL 33801

About Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty      

Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty (CBCSRD) is located in Lakeland, Florida and is Florida’s I-4 corridor’s premier commercial real estate firm. We offer unique positioning of properties utilizing our intimate knowledge of local markets, a recognized national brand, and a global reach through our Coldwell Banker Commercial offices worldwide. Founded by three highly-recognized CCIM-designated Florida brokers, the company brings together experts on all aspects of real estate. We provide services to land and commercial clients through both CBCSRD and our land brokerage, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate.

About Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) is regarded as an authority on all types of Florida land and conservation easements, transacting over $1 billion in sales from 1996 through 2013. Offering land, forestry, and conservation easement real estate services through CBC Saunders Real Estate and the CBC Saunders Real Estate |Forestry Group, the Saunders team of land professionals and foresters offers advisory and transactional services through the home office in Lakeland, FL, the North Florida office in High Springs, FL, and its network of Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliate offices nationwide and worldwide. We provide services to land and commercial clients through both CBCSRE and our commercial real estate brokerage, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty.