The Land Report’s “America’s Best Brokerages” 2011 Names Florida’s Top Land Brokerage, SVN Saunders Real Estate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – LAKELAND, FL (March 26, 2011) –  The editors of The Land Report (, “The Magazine of the American Landowner,” presented their second annual survey of the country’s leading real estate firms specializing in land.

For the second year in a row, CBC Saunders Real Estate has been included in the “America’s Best Brokerages” list for 2011, as well as the inaugural 2010 list.

The “America’s Best Brokerages” list by The Land Report includes Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate of Lakeland, FL for the second year in a row, along with 73 land brokerage firms nationwide that represented the best from across America. In the Southeast’s 12-state region, CBC Saunders Real Estate was one of only 16 land brokers in the region selected for the list.

With over $107 MM in sales for 2011, the year for the firm was highlighted by the $24 MM transaction for the Fisheating Creek conservation easement, brokered by Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM. Saunders, founder of the firm, is a recognized expert in conservation easements and a former state legislator who helped to create important property rights and conservation legislation. Contributing to the firm’s “Best Brokerage” status are 14 seasoned land professionals, many with specialty credentials, who cover the state of Florida. Million-dollar closers, who helped to boost the firm’s 2011 totals, include Richard Dempsey, ALC; Ben Gibson; Jeff Cusson, CCIM; David Goodlett; Clay Taylor, ALC; and David Hitchcock, ALC. All of the firm’s real estate agents are land professionals and are authorities on Florida land of all types.


About Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate is regarded as an authority on all types of Florida land, transacting over $900 MM in sales from 1996 through 2011. The Saunders team of land real estate professionals offers advisory and transactional services through its home office in Lakeland, FL and its network of Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliate offices nationwide and worldwide.

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 provides consulting on government issues both locally and on state and national levels. For more information, please visit