Richard Dempsey Elected as Florida REALTORS® Association District 10 Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (November 14, 2011) — Richard Dempsey, ALC, REALTOR®, and sales associate at Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) in Lakeland, FL, has been elected to serve as the 2012 District 10 Vice President of Florida REALTORS®. The election named 13 vice presidents for the 13 districts in the state of Florida. The announcement was made by FR (Florida REALTORS®), headquartered in Orlando, FL and is the Florida state chapter of NAR (the National Association of REALTORS®).

Dempsey has been associated 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 as a state certified general appraiser with an agricultural lender appraising a wide variety of properties. His experience includes small residential tracts up 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 has received numerous industry awards for outstanding sales in real estate, including twice in the top 25 worldwide among all associates in the Coldwell Banker Commercial (CBC) affiliate network and top #2 rank in the region for sales performance by FGCAR (Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Association of REALTORS®), among others.

Dempsey is a Lakeland native and served as the 2010 President of the Lakeland Association of REALTORS® (LAR). He has been a member of the LAR Board of Directors since February 2007. He has also served as LAR Treasurer, Secretary, and is past Chairman of the LAR Commercial Investment Division. In addition, he has served on the corporate Coldwell Banker Commercial technology council.

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, transacting nearly $1 Billion in sales from 1996 to 2011 and $800 Million in sales from 2004 to 2011. Located in Lakeland, Florida, CBCSRE is one only of two brokerages in Polk County with a local presence that offers national and global branding. The other, a sister company CBC Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty, is a commercial real estate brokerage.

CBC Saunders Real Estate offers a broad range of services to meet the real estate needs of landowners through long-held relationships with key government and industry decision makers. The firm also provides consulting on government issues both locally and on state and national levels. For more information, please visit