SVN Saunders Real Estate Earns the SVN “Commercial Elite Office” Award; #3 Worldwide

(LAKELAND, FL April 13, 2011) – Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, owner of SVN | Saunders Real Estate in Lakeland, Florida, announces that the land brokerage office of land professionals has earned the SVN® Commercial Elite AwardThis is the fourth year since affiliation in 2006 that the award has been received by the firm. The award reflects the office’s 2010 #3 global standing, the #1 position for the State of Florida, and its commitment to clients and customer service.

The SVNCommercial global network can be found in 41 countries in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia and is the highest honor an affiliate can achieve in the SVN network. The award is presented to the top 15 franchised companies and is based on Closed Adjusted Gross Commission Income during the 2010 calendar year.“Our brand is strengthened by top-performing companies that achieve outstanding results and exceptional quality of service for their clients,” notes Fred Schmidt, President and COO of SVN Affiliates Inc.

About SVN | Saunders Real Estate

SVN | Saunders Real Estate is an independently-owned, multi-million dollar Company established by Dean Saunders in 1996. Saunders’ real estate career goes back to 1985 and has a long history in citrus, agriculture, land, and conservation. He is a former Florida legislator who helped to create important property rights and conservation legislation and is known as a unique resource in the complex transaction process of conservation easements. He is an author on the subject and an accomplished speaker.

Brokering nearly $1 Billion in sales from 1996 to 2010 and over $750 Million in sales from 2004 to 2010, the Company is highly regarded as an authority on all types of Florida land. The Saunders team of notable land real estate professionals offers advisory and transactional services through its home office in Lakeland, FL and its network of SVN affiliate offices nationwide and worldwide.

SVN Saunders Real Estate offers a broad range of services to meet the real estate needs of landowners. Through long-held relationships with key government and industry decision makers, the firm provides consulting on government issues both locally and on state and national levels to assure maximum return on investments. For more information, please visitwww.saundersrealestate.com.