R. Todd Dantzler, CCIM Received 2013 Central Florida Development Council’s Chairman’s Award


Photo of Todd DantzlerLAKELAND, FL, October 29, 2013 – R. Todd Dantzler, CCIM, managing partner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty (CBCSRD) in Lakeland, FL and principle with Real Estate Central Group, LLC in Winter Haven, FL was the recipient the Central Florida Development Council‘s Chairman’s Award for 2013.

David Petr, president of the Central Florida Development Council (CFDC) explains the significance of the award, “The Chairman’s award is given to an individual that demonstrates incredible value to the Central Florida Development Council. It should be no surprise that this year’s recipient was Todd Dantzler. His enthusiasm and expertise have inspired my team and me to help enable prosperity in Polk County. Todd’s unselfish drive to better our economy is recognized every day at the CFDC.”

Greg Littleton, CFDC board chairman and president of Citizen’s Bank congratulates Todd, “Todd was an obvious choice. So many people helped me in so many ways as the year went by, but Todd was always there ready to help no matter what the task and before I could even ask him. He told me early on he would do as much of the heavy lifting for me as he could, and I have to say he certainly was true to his word.”

Biography – R. Todd Dantzler, CCIM

Dantzler is a well-known authority on commercial properties and land use in the Lakeland-Winter Haven metro and surrounding areas. He specializes in commercial properties, investment properties, and commercial leasing. Also a principle with Real Estate Central Group, LLC, a residential real estate brokerage in Winter Haven, Dantzler has been active in East Polk County real estate for over 28 years. He is a second-generation real estate leader — his father having served as chairman of the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC).

Dantzler is a current member of the board of directors, past treasurer, and past chairman of the Legislative Committee and Affordable Housing Task Force of the Florida Realtors®. He is a past president of the East Polk County Association of Realtors® and in 2000, he was elected president of the Florida Realtors® — the youngest president in the history of Florida Realtors®.

In 2010, Dantzler was elected to the Polk County Board of County Commissioners. As a sitting County Commissioner, he also serves on the Finance Committee, the Central Florida Regional Planning Council, the Community Relations Advisory Council, the Heartland Vision Committee, the Polk Transit Authority, the Polk Transportation Planning Organization and the Central Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Alliance. He has also served on the Winter Haven Area Transit Policy Board and the Haines City Economic Development Committee.

In addition, Dantzler is a past member and former secretary of the Winter Haven Hospital Board of Trustees. The Winter Haven Hospital, a major medical center serving East Polk and Highlands counties, is the largest private employer in East Polk County.

About Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty

Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty (CBCSRD) is located in Lakeland, Florida and is Florida’s I-4 corridor’s premier commercial real estate firm. We offer unique positioning of properties utilizing our intimate knowledge of local markets, a recognized national brand, and a global reach through our Coldwell Banker Commercial offices worldwide. Founded by three highly-recognized CCIM-designated Florida brokers, the company brings together experts on all aspects of real estate. We provide services to land and commercial clients through both CBCSRD and our land brokerage, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate.