Dean Saunders Named to CBC® Bronze Circle of Distinction for 2009

Dean Saunders, ALC, real estate broker, and owner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate in Lakeland, FL, joins the Coldwell Banker Commercial® Bronze Level Circle of Distinction based on transaction revenue for 2009. The Circle of Distinction is an honor bestowed upon the top ranking producers among Coldwell Banker Commercial®professionals.

“Achieving the Coldwell Banker Commercial BronzeLevel Circle of Distinction award is an honor among our sales professionals,” said Fred Schmidt, President and COO of Coldwell

Banker Commercial Affiliates Inc. Dean continues to demonstrate exceptional performance that exemplifies excellence in client service for which Coldwell Banker Commercial professionals are known. He is a true asset to our organization.”

Saunders will receive the award at the annual Coldwell Banker Commercial 2010 Global Commercial Conference to be held in May 2010 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.


About Dean Saunders

Dean Saunders, owner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) is a Licensed Real Estate Broker, Realtor®, ALC (Accredited Land Consultant), and CCIM Candidate and has been with the Coldwell Banker Commercial organization since 2006. Annually, Saunders has earned top sales awards both within the Coldwell Banker Commercial network and within regional and state-wide real estate networks, becoming the number one sales professional worldwide in 2006 and in 2008 in the CBC network. He has led the company to the CBC “Commercial Elite” designation of the top 15 offices worldwide for three consecutive years.

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 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 is 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 Realtor® of the Lakeland Association of Realtors® and is near completion of the extensive requirements to become a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). 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, and produces a popular real estate conference on a variety of real estate market subjects. Saunders resides in Lakeland with wife, Gina, and their four children. For additional information on Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate or Dean Saunders, please visit