Central Florida Land Brokerage Lands Large Entitled Development Parcel

“Property of this size, beauty, and desired location doesn’t go on the market often. The entitlements provided by the annexation make this property a legacy project for any buyer.”- Jeff Cusson

Corrigan Ranch - Aerial

LAKELAND, FL, January 19, 2022 – SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate is pleased to announce that they have been retained as the exclusive real estate advisor for the 5,849-acre Corrigan Ranch in Indian River County. The property is located just ½ mile north of the I-95/SR60 interchange and is part of the City of Fellsmere with substantial Future Land Use Entitlements including up to 9,300 housing units and up to 998 acres of Commercial and Industrial uses. 

The entire Corrigan Ranch is a legacy property that encompasses 8,845 ± acres, bisected by I-95, making it the largest, privately owned, undeveloped tract adjacent to I-95 in Southern Florida. This offering includes the portion of the property located west of I-95 and offers tremendous exposure from four miles of frontage. 

The property is co-listed by Dean Saunders, Founder & Managing Director, and Jeff Cusson, Senior Advisor and lifelong resident of the area. “The outstanding location of this property and significant entitlements creates a rare opportunity for development”, said Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM.

The property’s 2015 annexation into the City of Fellsmere provided a tremendous framework for a future community that preserves much of the natural beauty of the land while providing for the future growth of the area. The property’s 746 acres of Industrial land is one of the largest contiguous parcels of the type in the state. This ideal location provides easy access to SR60, which bisects the state from Vero to Tampa, and I-95 which traverses the entire east coast. With over 15,000 million people within a 150-mile radius, the property provides an ideal location for serving the growing needs of Central and South Florida.

Indian River County is one of the wealthiest counties in the state, with a population of 165,000 that has grown 30% faster than the state average over the past ten years. The property is 1 hour and 20 minutes away from the Orlando International Airport, 40 minutes to the Melbourne Orlando International Airport, and 1 hour and 10 minutes to the Palm Beach International Airport. 25 minutes east of the property there are area beaches and related amenities. 

Andrews South Ranch Aerial ViewJeff Cusson, CCIM added, “Property of this size, beauty, and desired location doesn’t go on the market often. The entitlements provided by the annexation makes this property a legacy project for any buyer.”

SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate will be accepting the highest and best offers until 5:00 pm EST on February 18, 2022. Interested parties can find additional details on the listing at svnsaunders.com/corrigan.

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Jennifer Williamson
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Photo of Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM in 2020

Since 1985, Dean has specialized in Florida agricultural and transitional land and conservation easements. He served in the U.S. Senate as Agricultural Liaison, Special Assistant and Director of External Affairs to U.S. Senator Lawton Chiles, then Governor Chiles (D-FL). Dean earned the APEX 2018 and 2020 Top National Producer Award for the largest transaction volume of land brokers in the U.S. He also was named one of Florida Trend’s Florida 500 in 2019 and 2020 for his work in the real estate industry based on extensive contacts in regional business circles, hundreds of interviews and months of research. Learn more about Dean at svnsaunders.com/deansaunders.


Jeff Cusson Circle of Distinction 2018Jeff specializes in agricultural, transition, industrial, and general commercial real estate properties. Jeff joined Saunders in 2009 and since that time has been involved in over $200 million in real estate transactions. With over 25 years in the agricultural and real estate industries, Jeff served as grove manager, general manager/executive vice president, and ultimately a president/director, diversifying the company into commercial real estate and establishing one of the state’s largest nursery/tree farms. Learn more about Jeff at svnsaunders.com/jeffcusson.


SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate is a full-service land and commercial real estate brokerage with almost $4 billion in transactions representing buyers, sellers, investors, institutions, and landowners since 1996. We are recognized nationally as an authority on all types of land including agriculture, ranch, recreation, residential development, and international properties. Our commercial real estate services include marketing, property management, leasing and tenant representation, loan sales, valuation, advisory, and counseling services for office, retail, industrial, and multi-family properties. With over 60 expert advisors located in Florida and Georgia, we provide proven leadership and collaborative expertise backed by the strength of the SVN® global platform.

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