Dean Saunders, Third-time Winner of SVN’s #1 Global Sales Professional Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – LAKELAND, FL (April 4, 2012) –Coldwell Banker Commercial officially released this week the annual sales recognition awards for 2011.

For the third time since affiliating with Coldwell Banker Commercial in 2006 and three out of four years running, Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, earns the 2011 #1 Global Sales Professional Award.

Saunders is the founder of the land real estate brokerage firm, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate and is a partner in the commercial real estate brokerage, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty, both located in downtown Lakeland, Florida.

For the 2011 sales year, he continues his standing in the “Top 2%” category for sales worldwide for six years, every year since affiliating. The “Top 2%” category has an elite membership recognized from the 3,000 brokers and agents worldwide. The Top 2% is based upon the year’s sales numbers. Saunders also placed for the fifth time in the Circle of Distinction Platinum.

Commenting on his sales success in challenging markets, Saunders says, “As John D. Rockefeller once said, ‘the major fortunes in America have been made in land.’ The variable market challenges will only shift the buyer’s demographics but not the ability to get land sold. Right now, strong commodity pricing is affecting farmland and is where investors are placing their money. A real estate broker needs to know their market as it relates to the repositioning of buyer demographics to be successful in all economic times.”

Saunders also led the company overall to its fifth win of the “Commercial Elite Office” award. This recognition is bestowed upon companies with sales numbers that are in the top 15 of all companies worldwide.

In 2011, the firm’s year-end totals were $107 MM in land sales, 79 transactions, and 22,771 acres sold. The company’s success rests in the expert knowledge of the 15 broker associates and agent land professionals

Coldwell Banker Commercial operates in North America and 26 countries/territories. The corporation has over 200 affiliates /offices in the US alone, encompassing 3,000 real estate professionals.

Summary – Dean Saunders – Coldwell Banker Commercial Awards

Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM has earned the following awards for the sales year 2011 from Coldwell Banker Commercial:

  • #1 Sales Professional Global and North America (3rd Time – 2011, 2010, 2008)
  • #1 Sales Professional in Florida
  • #1 Sales Professional in Land Category
  • #1 Sales Professional in Sales Category
  • Top 2% Sales Professional (2006-2011)
  • Circle of Distinction – Platinum

Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate Office has earned sales awards:

  • The Commercial Elite Office Award (#2 Office in Top 15 Globally) –2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006
  • #1 Office in State of Florida

About Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate is regarded as an authority on all types of Florida land, transacting over $900 MM in sales from 1996 through 2011. The Saunders team of land real estate professionals offers advisory and transactional services through its home office in Lakeland, FL and its network of Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliate offices nationwide and worldwide.

CBC 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. For more information, please visit