CBCSRE Founder and Broker Named Highest-Producing Agent in Country for Land Sales

Dean Saunders Receives Four Realtors® Land Institute 2018 APEX Awards

APEX Awards LogoLAKELAND, FL, March 20, 2019 — Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, founder and broker of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) received the Realtors® Land Institute (RLI) APEX Awards Program’s most coveted and prestigious award, the APEX 2018 Top National Producer Award. This award recognizes the highest-producing agent in the country for land sales based on qualifying production volume.

Other awards Saunders received included:

  • 2018 APEX Broker of The Year in the Ag Land Sales – Ranches
  • APEX 2018 Largest ALC-to-ALC Transaction Award
  • APEX 2018 Top 20 Producer by the Realtors® Land Institute


He received the awards from RLI CEO Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE, as well as The Land Report’s Co-founders Eddie Lee Rider Jr. and Eric O’Keefe at a special awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 5, during RLI’s 2019 National Land Conference (NLC19) in Albuquerque, NM.

“We are proud of Dean and all of our members that were recognized for their accomplishments in 2018,” Kobernus said. “They truly are the crème of the crop when it comes to land real estate professionals.”

The APEX Awards Program administrators reviewed 2018 sales by RLI-affiliated land agents totaling more than $2.3 billion in qualifying transaction volume. Saunders earned the honors based on transactions totaling nearly $210 million in 2018.

He was also recently awarded Coldwell Banker Commercial (CBC) Number One Sales Professional in North America, Number One CBC Sales Professional by Specialty in the Land and Sales categories and CBC Circle of Distinction: Platinum.

“Being recognized among my peers across the nation is deeply humbling because I have great respect for the land, its history, our clients and the rewarding work we do as brokers,” Saunders said. “It’s been my honor to be part of the unfolding story of Florida land and agriculture over the last 30 years.”

To learn more about Saunders’ experience and industry leadership, visit sreland.com/deansaunders.

Media contact:
Heather Celoria, Marketing Manager
HCeloria@SREland.com | 863.272.7151

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About Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate is regarded as an authority on all types of Florida land and conservation easements, transacting over $2.4 billion in sales since 1996. 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 offers advisory and transactional services through their 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.