The Land Report Names Florida Brokerage One of America’s Best


LAKELAND, FL April 15, 2013 –  The editors of The Land Report (, “The Magazine of the American Landowner,” presented their third annual survey of the country’s leading real estate firms specializing in land.

For 2012, and every year since the inception of the recognition, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE), located in Lakeland, Florida, has been included in the national “America’s Best Brokerages” list.

With $100 MM in sales for 2012, the year for the firm was highlighted by the sale of two Sunshine State conservation easements that totaled nearly $40 million combined. The sales volume for last year pushed the company over the $1 billion milestone in total sales since the company’s beginning in 1996.

Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, founder of the firm, is a recognized expert in Florida land and conservation easements. He is a former Florida state legislator who helped to create important property rights and conservation legislation.

In addition, sales associate Jeff Cusson, CCIM, who has managed and sold agricultural properties along Florida’s Treasure Coast for over 25 years, was personally responsible for closing nearly $12.5 million in 2012. Cusson was highlighted in the “America’s Best Brokerages” write-up for CBCSRE.

Contributing to the firm’s “America’s Best Brokerages” status each year are 16 land professionals, many with specialty credentials. The firm’s real estate sales associates are experts in Florida land and cover the state of Florida.

About Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) is regarded as an authority on all types of Florida land and conservation easements. 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 and foresters offers advisory and transactional services through the 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.