FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAKELAND, Florida April 22, 2014 – Addressing 240 of Florida’s large-acreage landowners, Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) revealed data for verified land sales that shaped the land real estate market in 2013.
“The year 2013 will be remembered as the year of the ‘Big Deals,'” states Saunders at last week’s Lay of the Land Florida Land Conference 2014. Saunders describes the 2013 land market as active even though the number of sales was down compared to 2012. However, it was highlighted by a number of large, historic, significant, and unique transactions.
Referring in part to the contract in late 2013 and the successful closing in early 2014 of more than 380,000 acres in North Florida for $562 million, the sale was brokered by Saunders and Jack Vogel, both of CBCSRE. This historic transaction is deemed one of the largest sales in recent Florida history and one that radically changed the balance of who privately owns the most land in Florida. The value of the data offered in the company’s annual Lay of the Land Market Report was instrumental, in part, in the successful negotiations of this historic sale.
“We provide the most foundational, solid sales data that anyone can get on Florida land,” said Saunders. “This is the information buyers, sellers, and developers need in order to make the right deals.” Since 2012, the market report has been unique in the industry because it is based upon factual, verified land sales data for Florida land.
“The Lay of the Land Market Report is outstanding,” said Robert Thomas, Chair of the Florida Land Council. “It provides concise and accurate information on a broad spectrum of land use and values and is an important and very valuable resource for Florida landowners.”
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.