SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Brokers Nearly $650 Million in 2022 Following Orlando Branch Expansion

January 09, 2023   |   Brokerage

After the opening of an Orlando branch office, SVN | SRD is proud to reveal its brokerage performance over the 2022 term.

LAKELAND, FL, January 10, 2023 - SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler is a full-service land and commercial real estate brokerage firm headquartered in Lakeland, Florida. In its 26th year of business, the firm brokered $642,897,955 in 2022.

These transactions were representative of nearly 97,000 acres and over 1,000,000 square feet of commercial space. The total value of the top 20 deals equated to 53% of total sales and nearly 20% of all transactions closed at over $3,000,000.

Branching out of Polk County, the firm has three other offices in Lake City, Florida, Thomasville, Georgia, and most recently, Orlando, Florida. These offices and the advisors within were responsible for a significant portion of the firm’s 2022 success. Over 13% of all transaction value this past year was derived from timberland listings in North Florida and Southern Georgia. Further solidifying the expansion into Orlando, the firm’s commercial deals accounted for 42% of all 2022 transactions.

"The opening of these branch offices will allow us to be more immersive in those markets," said Founder & Managing Director Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM. "Keeping growth in mind, I'm eager to see what SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler will accomplish in the next term."

Over the past year, SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler had the opportunity to represent various buyers and sellers in some of the most significant transactions throughout the Southeast. Most notably, the top ten deals of 2022 are listed below in order of sale price:

Arguably one of the most important transactions was the $7.75 million conservation deal brokered by Founder & Managing Director, Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, in Central East Florida. Abington Preserve features 3,600 acres of rich biodiversity that is now permanently protected through a conservation easement. Since the beginning of his career, Dean has consistently been a proponent of preserving Florida land. In 1992, he proposed the legislation that developed into Florida’s conservation easement program. 30 years later, SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler is proud to support the conservation of over 10,000 acres of Florida’s natural and agricultural landscapes in 2022 alone.

I am so proud of what we have accomplished this past year”, said Partner & Managing Director Gary Ralston, CCIM, SIOR, CRE, “the work our advisors have done within and beyond Florida should not go unrecognized.”

It is not without the dedication of its expert land and commercial advisors that the firm was able to achieve such advances. Over the past year, multiple advisors paved their own path and achieved the following accreditations:

The firm has also made significant strides in its property management division, with a 55% year-over-year revenue growth and properties managed increasing by 33%. SVN | SRD’s commercial property managers oversee a million square feet with nearly 200 tenant companies across Central Florida, seeing a 71% increase in rent collections on behalf of property owners in 2022.

"Over the past year, our team has made tremendous strides in all areas of land and commercial real estate," said Partner & Managing Director, Todd Dantzler, CCIM. "The dedication to the work today will provide opportunities for years to come."

Projections into 2023 are highly promising in this season of growth for SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler. With around $350 million under contract so far, the firm is bound to outpace its 2022 performance.

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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 throughout the US South with offices in Florida and Georgia, our team has the knowledge and resources to help clients realize their real estate investment goals.