Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate
2012 Sales: > $100 Million
Who: Founded by former state legislator Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM. Florida-based firm specializes in large-acreage tracts and properties spanning multiple counties, including ranches, recreational land, citrus groves, and farmland. Particular expertise in conservation easements and property rights.
Wow: Sold two Sunshine State conservation easements that totaled nearly $40 million combined. Broker Jeff Cusson, CCIM, has managed and sold agricultural properties along the Treasure Coast for over 25 years, and was personally responsible for closing almost $12.5 million in 2012.
Insight: “Interest rates are the lowest in history, and concerns about inflation and land prices are stabilizing – this creates a perfect storm for more buying,” says Saunders.
Pictured Above: Hammock Grove Vero Beach in Indian River County, Florida is a nice citrus grove with many young trees, providing upside production potential with an outstanding mix of fresh fruit varieties.
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