FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAKELAND, FL March 24, 2011 – Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, real estate broker and owner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate in Lakeland FL, has earned the 2010 Number One Global Producer Award within the Coldwell Banker Commercial®global affiliate network from among the almost 2,300 commercial professionals worldwide. The Coldwell Banker Commercial global network can be found in 41 countries in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
“Dean’s dedication to the land and commercial real estate industry and most importantly, his clients, is reflected through this prestigious award,” said Fred Schmidt, President and COO of Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates Inc. “Dean is the company’s most elite professional.”
Saunders receives this award for the third year since affiliation in 2006 for producing the highest Closed Adjusted Gross Commission Income from franchisable commercial services for 2010.
Saunders also received the CBC Circle of Distinction Platinum Award for the fifth year by meeting criteria of producing a minimum of $750,000 in Closed Adjusted GrossCommission Income from franchisable commercial services for 2010.
About Dean Saunders
Specializing in land, conservation easements, and land/resource management, Saunders comes from a sixth-generation Florida agricultural family; earned a BSA from the University of Florida in Fruit Crops, Food and Resource Economics; and is a former legislator who assisted in the creation of important conservation and property rights legislation. He served as Agricultural Liaison, Special Assistant, and Director of External Affairs to US Senator Lawton Chiles.
He is the former chair of the Florida Real Estate Commission and one of an elite group of brokers nationwide to be certified as an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) by the Realtors® Land Institute (RLI). He also is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). He is a past president of the Florida Chapter of RLI. In 2003, Saunders was selected as one of the exclusive nine “Notables” by the National Association of Realtors®.
Saunders is a member of Realtor® of the Lakeland Association of Realtors®. As an industry expert, Saunders is often published and quoted in a variety of respected journals, such as Florida Real Estate Journal and Florida Trend. Saunders authored the benchmark and award-winning consumer publication, “We Create Solutions: A Primer on Conservation Easements.” Saunders resides in Lakeland with wife, Gina, and their four children.