Property Management

When you choose us as your property management team, you’ll benefit from the expertise of over 25 advisors specializing in commercial real estate and an office in the heart of Florida’s I-4 corridor. Also, our alignment with the SVN Shared Value Network® provides extensive national and international marketing reach

Property Management Services

Our advisors are real estate experts offering diverse backgrounds, advanced training, industry leadership, community involvement, and proven success.

Areas We Manage

Located at the center of Florida’s I-4 Corridor, we currently manage commercial and residential rental properties in the cities of Lakeland, Winter Haven, Auburndale, Clermont, Dade City, Ocala, Osteen, Mascotte, and Umatilla, as well as the counties of Polk, Lake, Marion, Pasco, and Volusia.

Professional Affiliations

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7 Benefits of Professional Commercial Property Management

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  1. Marketing Expertise
  2. Tenant Relationship Skills
  3. Market Knowledge
  4. Established Resource Networks
  5. Maintenance Management
  6. Legal and Regulatory Know-How
  7. Time Savings

Professional Property Management Software

We utilize advanced technology to manage properties with a focus on details and efficiency. Using Yardi’s industry-leading software, we:

  • Manage retail, office and industrial properties from any device
  • Streamline workflows
  • Track lease expirations to track our daily, weekly and monthly task and activity calendar
  • Limit data access at the property level and for maintenance staff
  • and more…

Pricing Structure

Our pricing structure varies depending on the following factors:

  • Volume
  • Age & condition of the building (expected maintenance issues)
  • Distance (from office and other properties we manage)
  • Our fee structure is typically broken down into two fees, a leasing fee, and a management fee

Management Fee Includes

• Collecting rent
• Notifying tenants with a pay
or quit notice when they are late
• Assessing and collecting late fees
• Coordinating eviction
• Receiving and paying invoices
• Receiving maintenance request from tenants and
dispatching professional, reliable, and fairly-priced
• Performing regular inspections as well as move-out inspections
• Strategic long-term planning including recommendations for long-term maintenance issues, potential rent increases
• Monthly and year-end financial reporting to make your year end tax filing as simple as possible

Leasing Fee Includes

• Assessing market rent amount
• GAP analysis to determine potential users
• Coordinating of marketing for the property/space for rent
• Showing property/space
• Coordinating potential tenant improvements
• Screening potential tenants
• Negotiating lease terms beneficial for owner & tenant alike
• Procuring lease
• Collecting security deposit
• Negotiating lease renewals/extensions for existing tenants

What Our Clients Say Are Saying

“I have have known Gary Ralston for almost 40 years. Having worked with him on different fronts during that time, I am in a unique position to speak to his professionalism and capabilities. Most recently, over the past 10 years, he and his team have provided property management services for a portfolio of investment properties for us. As an executive manager of that group, we have been extremely pleased with the manner in which the SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler team has handled our property manage needs. We are confident that their competent management services have provided added value to our assets.”


“SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate provides us with excellent management of our leased properties. They have offered great advice on how to handle the COVID crisis, kept our tenants happy, and the lease agreements intact. Their team has consistently supplied accurate financial statements and reports.”


“We have been very happy with the services provided by SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler and would highly recommend their services. Their team has extensive marketplace knowledge and we have greatly appreciated their responsiveness and efficient communication. They have made our lives easy and they do a great job balancing the needs of our tenants with our overall goals and objectives. Whether it’s a small issue or a major repair, they are very quick to provide the information and recommendations we need to make an informed decision on how to proceed. Overall, it has been a pleasure to work with them and I look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come.”


Meet Our Property Management Team

Gary M. Ralston

Gary M. Ralston

Managing Director & Senior Advisor


Gary is a recognized subject matter expert on retail and commercial properties. His experience includes the complete spectrum of commercial real estate services. In addition, he is a successful real estate developer, investor, and group investment sponsor. From the early 1990s through 2004 Gary was the president and a member of the board of directors of Commercial Net Lease Realty, Inc. (NYSE:NNN) the industry leader in single-tenant corporate net-leased real estate. During that time he guided the company’s growth from less than $15 million in real estate assets to over $1.5 billion. Gary is recognized as the most accredited commercial real estate practicing professional in the nation. He a senior instructor for the CCIM Institute and a member of the board of directors of the CCIM Institute and the Education Committee and a sought-after expert in commercial real estate.

R. Todd Dantzler

R. Todd Dantzler

Managing Director & Senior Advisor

R. Todd Dantzler, CCIM

Todd is a well-known authority on commercial properties and land use in the Lakeland-Winter Haven metro and surrounding areas. Also a principle with Real Estate Central Group, LLC, a residential real estate brokerage in Winter Haven, Todd has been active in East Polk County real estate for over 33 years. He is a second-generation real estate leader — his father having served as chairman of the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) in the early 80’s. Todd was recognized as the 2012 Florida Realtor® of the Year and was later elected as the youngest president of the organization, and continue in leadership roles. Todd brings substantial political and economic development expertise to the executive team, having served on the Polk County Board of County Commissioners for 8 years, and currently as president of the Central Florida Development Council.

Daniel Brooks

Daniel Brooks

Property Manager &
Facilities Director

Daniel Brooks

Dan supports the management of the company’s commercial real estate properties. He is involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations of the properties, including accounting, tenant relations, and maintenance and repair. Dan also assists in the preparation of the annual budget, reporting, and financial performance of the properties he manages.

Tyler Davis

Tyler Davis

Asset Manager & Associate Advisor

Tyler Davis

Tyler  brings a wealth of financial knowledge to the team, having spent over five years working at PwC, one of the largest professional services firms in the world. While there, Tyler provided tax planning and consulting services to some of the largest public and private insurance companies in the country. Tyler worked on several mergers and acquisitions while at PwC with total transaction volume in excess of $9.1 billion. 

Lauren Ralston Smith, CCIM, CPM

Lauren Ralston Smith, CCIM, CPM

Asset Manager & Senior Advisor

Lauren Ralston Smith, CCIM, CPM

Lauren works with clients to increase the value and performance of their real estate investments. She believes that evaluating each property carefully to determine its strengths and weaknesses allows for maximum efficiency and profitability.

Lauren has worked in the real estate industry for over ten years, handling every aspect, such as sales, leasing, property management & development. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Certified Property Manager (CPM) through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Lauren is a candidate for the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.

Also, she has worked in business development, assisting several small businesses with their accounting, marketing, human resources & operational needs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Florida Southern College.