Florida Land Real Estate Brokerage Achieves Significant Conservation Easements Sales for the Quarter

April 08, 2024   |   Conservation Easements
florida ranch with conservation easement

SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate assisted landowners in conserving almost 4,500 acres in Florida in Q1 2024.

LAKELAND, FL, April 8, 2024 - SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler, a leader in land and commercial real estate throughout the U.S. South, is proud to announce a successful first quarter for conservation easement sales, achieving remarkable results in environmental stewardship.

During Q1 2024, SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate facilitated the conservation of nearly 4,500 acres across various Florida counties, totaling approximately $16.9 million in sales. These efforts underscore the firm’s commitment to protecting and preserving Florida land, a core value it has maintained since its founding.

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The firm's expert land real estate advisors, including Dean Saunders, Jeremiah Thompson, Richard Dempsey, and Ken Rembert, played pivotal roles in ensuring that these lands remain undeveloped and protected. With each conservation easement sale, the landowner is compensated for relinquishing their development rights while still retaining ownership of the land. This approach prevents major development, safeguarding Florida’s rich natural habitats and ensuring long-term sustainability.

Since its inception, SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate has provided comprehensive conservation easement services, helping landowners meet their land conservation goals. The firm assists landowners in property valuation, contract negotiation, and ensuring an overall smooth transaction process. Additionally, the firm remains actively involved in education and advocacy, keeping landowners informed of their options regarding land conservation.

“Conservation easements offer an effective solution for landowners who are facing development pressures but want to protect their land,” said Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, Founder and Managing Director of SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate. “Our firm aims to make this process as seamless as possible, ensuring that the landowner’s private property rights are protected while conserving their land and family legacy.”

"Kuder Ranch" in Polk County, Florida

Dean Saunders founded the brokerage with a deep-rooted passion for land conservation, which continues to drive its mission. His efforts in the Florida Legislature from 1992 to 1996 were instrumental in establishing the Green Swamp Land Authority. This was the first Florida state entity created to purchase development rights from landowners, laying the groundwork for conservation easements in the state. Thirty years later, Saunders has remained a leading advocate for land conservation, guiding landowners in preserving Florida’s green infrastructure in perpetuity.

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SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate remains motivated to protect Florida's natural wildlife and ecosystems. The firm’s work over the first quarter demonstrates this unwavering dedication to land preservation and environmental stewardship. When choosing to sell conservation easements with SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate, landowners can realize the long-term value of their properties while making a positive impact.

See below for a complete list of the conservations easements that SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate brokered within Q1 2024:

  • Mill Creek, Alachua County, 614 acres, $3,278,482 - Dean Saunders & Ken Rembert
  • Albritton's Hart, Highlands County, 1,602 acres, $4,800,000 - Dean Saunders
  • K-Rocker, Polk County, 704 acres $3,200,000 - Dean Saunders
  • Kuder Ranch, Polk County, 536 acres, $3,900,000 - Jeremiah Thompson & Richard Dempsey
  • Los Ninos, Putnam County, 999 acres, $1,798,000 - Dean Saunders

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About SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler

SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate is a full-service land and commercial real estate brokerage representing buyers, sellers, investors, institutions, and landowners since 1996. We are recognized nationally as an authority on all types of land, including agriculture, ranch, recreation, residential development, and international properties. Our commercial real estate services include marketing, property management, leasing and tenant representation, loan sales, valuation, advisory, and counseling services for office, retail, industrial, and multi-family properties. With over 125 expert advisors located in Florida, Georgia, and Arkansas, we provide our clients with professional knowledge and resources to ensure the buyer’s and seller’s needs are met.