FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAKELAND, FL April 4, 2011 – Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, owner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) in Lakeland FL, announced the recently released 2010 CBC sales awards earned by several land professionals in the company.
CBC Top Two Percent 2010
Richard Dempsey, ALC, has been recognized as one of CBC’s 2010 “Top Two Percent,” a designation that is reserved for the elite top two percent of producers from among the almost 2,200 CBC sales professionals organization-wide.
“Being named as one of the top two percent of producers within CBC is a tremendous honor for our sales professionals,” said Fred Schmidt, President and COO of CBC Affiliates Inc. “Richard has demonstrated exceptional performance that exemplifies excellence in client service for which CBC professionals are known. He is a true asset to our organization and leader among his colleagues.”
CBC Circle of Distinction SILVER 2010
Richard Dempsey, ALC, received membership into the Circle of Distinction Silver level based on his transaction revenue for 2010. The Circle of Distinction is an award earned by the top-ranking producers among CBC professionals who produce between $350,000 and $549,999 in Closed Adjusted Gross Commission Income from franchisable commercial services for 2010.
- Richard Dempsey, ALC
CBC Circle of Distinction BRONZE 2010
David Goodlett and David Hitchcock received membership into the Circle of Distinction Bronze level based on their transaction revenue for 2010. The Circle of Distinction Bronze is an award earned by the top-ranking producers among CBC professionals who produce between $200,000 and $349,999 in Closed Adjusted Gross Commission Income from franchisable commercial services for 2010.
- David Goodlett
- David Hitchcock
About the Award Winners
Richard Dempsey, ALC, has over twenty years of real estate experience in agricultural and acreage properties that includes sales and appraisal work throughout Florida. He is a past president of the Lakeland Association of REALTORS® and former Chairman of the Lakeland Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division. He has served on committees at the CBC corporate level. Richard has received numerous industry awards for outstanding sales in real estate, including top 25 worldwide among all associates in the SVN affiliate network and top-two rank in the region for sales performance by FGCAR (Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Association of Realtors), among others.
David Goodlett is Vice President of Governmental Affairs at Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, located in Belle Glade, Florida. As a real estate associate, he specializes in all types of farmland, production agriculture, ranchlands, conservation easements, and has considerable experience with muck lands, organic soil, and raw sugar process and refining. As former District Manager for Florida congressman, Tom Lewis, where the Congressional District encompassed the heart of Florida’s agricultural region including the Everglades Agricultural Area, David dealt directly with agricultural leaders and many of the state’s largest landowners. He graduated from Florida State University and received a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Nova University.
David Hitchcock is a thirty-year veteran of the Florida Agribusiness industry and has an excellent background in citrus, industrial, and agricultural businesses. David’s real estate specialties include Central and South Florida agricultural properties, agriculture transitional properties (transition-to-next-use) and land use issues. He graduated from the University of Florida where he was the Most Valuable Player and co-captain of the 1973 Gator Football Team.
About Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) is designated a Coldwell Banker Commercial a “Global Top 15 Commercial Elite Office” for 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006. Owned by Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, CBC Saunders Real Estate has become a strong real estate brokerage presence in the State of Florida, closing the largest land deal in Florida in 2005 since Disney.
Today, the company is respected by experts as the place for reliable knowledge of land and conservation. With sales associates covering the State of Florida and beyond, CBCSRE has proven experience, expert knowledge, excellent customer service, aggressive marketing focus, and business savvy that takes real estate clients to the highest level of service and solutions for land, land and resource management, and conservation easements.
You can find Saunders and the company’s agents quoted or published in a variety of respected journals, such as Florida Real Estate Journal and Florida Trend. To enhance the company’s commitment to industry education, Saunders authored the benchmark and award-winning consumer publication “We Create Solutions: A Primer on Conservation Easements” and produces a popular Florida Land Real Estate Conference.