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


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Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM

LAKELAND, Florida January 20, 2014 – Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM,  broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) 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 premier university-based program. Board members share the commitment 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 CBC affiliate network multiple times.

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 and conservation easements, transacting over $1 billion in sales from 1996 through 2013. Offering land, forestry, and conservation easement real estate services through CBC Saunders Real Estate and the CBC Saunders Real Estate |Forestry Group, the Saunders team of land professionals and foresters offers advisory and transactional services through the home office in Lakeland, FL, the North Florida office in High Springs, FL, and its network of Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliate offices nationwide and worldwide. We provide services to land and commercial clients through both CBCSRE and our commercial real estate brokerage, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty.