Philip L. Leary, AICP, Joins CBC Saunders Real Estate


LAKELAND, FL October 24, 2011 – Philip L. Leary, AICP, recently joined Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate  in Lakeland, Florida, as a Licensed Real Estate Associate

He has strong ties with the agricultural sector and thirty years of experience in the fields of public policy, planning, education, environmental, health care, and working for local, state government and the private sector.

Within the real estate industry, he is president of Leary Governmental Affairs Consultants, Inc. and represents public and private sector clients on legislative, policy, environmental permitting, agriculture, planning/zoning, and land use issues at local, state, and federal government levels. Specific areas of representation include public policy, environmental regulatory programs, economic development, growth management, private property rights, land and water use.

From 1993 to 2004, he served as Director of Government and Community Affairs for the Florida Farm Bureau Federation, the largest general farm membership organization in the state of Florida. There, he represented Farm Bureau policy positions as they pertained to local government, State legislature, and U. S. Congress, with direct responsibilities for agriculture production issues relating to regulatory agency rulemaking and implementation.

Formerly, Leary was the Planning and Development Director for Clay County and Putnam County and worked four years as a Water Resource Specialist with St. Johns River Water Management District.

Leary received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Economics, with Certificate Minor in Environmental Studies from the University of Florida. He completed post-graduate work in public administration, policy, and planning at the University of North Florida. He resides in Palatka, FL

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Florida and American Planning Associations, Florida and American Farm Bureau Federations, Florida Forestry Association, University of Florida Alumni Association, Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists, and the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.

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, transacting over $1 billion in sales from 1996 through 2013. 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.