Healthy Grove in Osceola County Sells for $7.9 Million

Dean Saunders Sold 1,364-Acre Property to Growing Florida Firm

Dean Saunders, ALC CCIM

Dean Saunders, ALC CCIM

LAKELAND, FL, October 5, 2018 — Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) reported the recent sale of Alico Island Pond Grove, a 1,364-acre property in Osceola County, for $7.9 million. Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, broker and owner of CBCSRE represented both the buyer and seller of the citrus grove located on State Road 60 near Yeehaw Junction.

Originally developed over thirty years ago, the healthy grove includes a variety of citrus. Optimum ICD Holdings (Optimum) purchased the property from Alico, Inc. a company with significant land holdings and a rich history in Florida agriculture. Alico East Ranch, a 25,698-acre ranch in Hendry County, is also currently listed for sale by Saunders.

The Alico Island Pond Grove property is adjacent to other significant land purchased by Optimum in May of this year. Saunders represented Optimum in the acquistion of the 38,453-acre El Maximo Ranch from the Latt Maxcy corporation, another iconic Florida agriculture firm with deep roots in state history.

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Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate is regarded as an authority on all types of Florida land and conservation easements, transacting over $2 billion in sales from 1996 through mid-2016. 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 offers advisory and transactional services through their 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.