SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate is a full-service land and commercial real estate brokerage with more than $3 billion in transactions 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. Our firm also features an auction company, forestry division, international partnerships, hunt lease management, and extensive expertise in conservation easements. Located at the center of Florida’s I-4 corridor, we provide proven leadership and collaborative expertise backed by the strength of the SVN® global platform.
Dean has specialized in Florida land and conservation easements. He served in the US Senate as Agricultural Liaison, Special Assistant, and Director of External Affairs to US Senator Lawton Chiles, then Governor Chiles (D-FL). From 1992 to 1996 he served in the Florida House of Representatives, where his strong passion for supporting landowner property rights and conserving the integrity of a property’s natural resources culminated in his authorship of groundbreaking conservation legislation. He comes from an eighth-generation Florida agricultural family, earned a BSA from the University of Florida in Fruit Crops, Food and Resource Economics, and is a recognized Florida land and conservation easement authority.
Founded as a land brokerage in 1996 by Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate has grown into a nationally recognized, full-service real estate brokerage firm working in the land and commercial arenas. Today, the brokerage is led by three top industry brokers who offer clients a comprehensive range of real estate services based upon their unique contributions to the real estate industry. Our executive leadership team represents over 70 years of collective expertise in commercial and land real estate.