Throughout his career, Dean has carried a deep passion for Florida land and conservation easements. During his time in the US Senate as Agricultural Liaison, Special Assistant, and Director of External Affairs, he fought for private property rights in tandem with the conservation of Florida’s natural ecosystem.
He would go on to propose and sponsor the Bert J. Harris Private Property Rights Protection Act which later evolved into Florida’s conservation easements programs. The success of this mission is recognized today as a tremendously positive impact on the Sunshine State.
His drive and passion is reflected in the production of the annual real estate Lay of the Land Conference and his innovative work through the Lay of the Land Market Report. The report serves as the primary source for verified Florida land sales and values for specific land property types.