Richard Dempsey Earns Elite ALC Designation

Richard Dempsey, ALC, Realtor®, and sales associate at Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) in Lakeland, FL, hasbeen awarded the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation from the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI). The announcement was made by RLI (, which is headquartered in Chicago, IL and is an affiliate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Dempsey is a member of the Lakeland Association of REALTORS® and the Florida RLI Chapter. He joins an elite group of land specialists who have attained an expert level of knowledge and experience. Recognized throughout North America as the pinnacle of achievement for land real estate specialists, the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation is awarded to RLI members who meet rigorous knowledge and experience requirements. Accredited Land Consultants are members of the RLI Land Network, a business network of over 2,800 land specialists throughout North America.

The REALTORS® Land Institute, organized in 1944, is an affiliate of the 1,000,000+ member National Association of REALTORS®. It is the only branch of the REALTOR® family of organizations focused on land brokerage transactions within five specialized types: (1) farms and ranches; (2) undeveloped tracts of land; (3) transitional and development land; (4) subdivision and wholesaling of lots; and (5) site selection and assemblage of land parcels.

Dempsey has been with Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate since 2000 and specializes in large acreage tracts, citrus groves, and development properties. His real estate career began in 1984 as an appraiser for the Polk County Property Appraiser’s Office and thirteen years with an agricultural lender appraising a wide variety of properties. His experience includes small residential tracts to 25,000 acre groves, along with various types of commercial properties all over the state. Having sales and appraisal experience throughout Florida, Dempsey is knowledgeable about the diverse aspects of today’s real estate market.
He is a Lakeland native and has served on the Lakeland Association of Realtors® (LAR) board of directors since February 2007. As current President Elect, he will serve as President in 2010. He has also served as Treasurer for LAR and has served on the Coldwell Banker Commercial technology council. He resides in Lakeland with wife, Christy, and has three sons and three grandchildren.
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