Category Archives: Ask the Expert

Strongest Markets for Commercial Real Estate for 2014

Fred Schmidt, COO of Coldwell Banker Commercial, talks on Fox Business News about the state of the commercial real estate market. This is an informative short market report about the four commercial real estate sectors. Surprisingly, online retailers are driving brick and mortar construction! Find out why.

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Partners Participate in the FSC Polk Progress in Real Estate Free Enterprise Symposium Series

Co chaired by Greg Ruthven, The Ruthvens and Gary Ralston, CCIM, SIOR, SRS, CPM, CRE, SCLS of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty, the Florida Southern College Polk Progress in Real Estate Symposium was an opportuhnity to hear real estate experts dissected the local real estate values and trending markers for the Polk County market….

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Two Retail Trends

Gary Ralston, CCIM, SIOR, SRS, CPM, CRE, SCL, a managing partner at CBC Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty, was recently quoted in the September 2012 issue of FLORIDA REALTOR magazine. Gary is a well-known authority on retail and commercial properties and is often quoted in journals and publications regarding market trends. He is also instructor and…

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Internet Retailing Impacts Commercial Real Estate

From CCIM CONNECTIONS article featuring Gary M. Ralston, CCIM, CPM, SIOR, a managing partner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty LLC The biggest impact I see from Internet retailing is showrooming and price comparison and becomes the top issue facing the retail industry today. Analysts often do not recognize issues associated with conventional…

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Legoland Brings Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

From article quoting Gary M. Ralston, CCIM, CPM, SIOR, a managing partner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty LLC Area Around Legoland Florida Ripe for Entrepreneurs The Orlando Business Journal October 14, 2011 Richard BilbaoReporter- Orlando Business Journal http://tinyurl.com/Legoland-Area-Entrepreneurs Legoland Florida brings opportunities for entrepreneurs as (excerpt) experts expect traffic along the Cypress…

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Weak Polk County Economic Recovery

From article quoting Gary M. Ralston, CCIM, CPM, SIOR, a managing partner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty LLC Polk Economic Recovery Among the Nation’s Weakest By Kyle Kennedy THE LEDGER Published: Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 11:24 p.m. http://tinyurl.com/Polk-Economic-Recovery-Weak Polk County’s economic recovery is among the nation’s weakest, according to a new…

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