The Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Florida Welcomes Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM into Advisory Board Membership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (LAKELAND, Florida – January 20, 2014) – Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM,  broker/owner of SVN | Saunders Real Estate (SVNSRE) in Lakeland, FL, has become a member of the Advisory Board for the Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Florida (UF), Gainesville.

The UF Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies coordinates the efforts of researchers, academics, students, and the real estate industry leaders who drive the real estate marketplace. The Center supports the UF real estate courses and degree programs housed within the Warrington College of Business Administration.

The Board consists of 130 dedicated real estate professionals, who are committed personally and financially to the building of a premiere university-based program. Board members share thecommitment to ensure the long-term future of the real estate industry by addressing important issues facing the industry and developing the best young leaders in the nation.

Saunders will contribute to the work of UF’s Real Estate Advisory Board to enhance the quality and visibility of the university’s real estate degree programs. In addition, as part of the Bergstrom Advisory Board, Saunders will participate in the strategic direction of the Center through its various committees and sponsored events. The Advisory Board is comprised of active leaders in the real estate industry, who want to give back to the Center and to the UF program.

As a graduate of the University of Florida, Gainesville and an established Florida land broker for 28 years, Saunders has been involved and participatory in various UF programs and events over the years. His real estate work is known and respected in the specialties of Florida land, conservation easements, and land management. He is a former Florida legislator who created groundbreaking legislation on property rights and conservation.

In the business of real estate, Saunders earns significant recognition for sales performance from a variety of national and regional real estate organizations. He has earned the #1 top sales rank in the SVN affiliate network multiple times.


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