R. Todd Dantzler, CCIM, is managing partner of SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty.
He is a well-known authority on commercial properties and land use in the Lakeland-Winter Haven metro and surrounding areas. Todd specializes in commercial properties, investment properties, and commercial leasing.
Also a principle with Real Estate Central Group, LLC, a residential real estate brokerage in Winter Haven, Todd has been active in East Polk County real estate for over 36 years. He is a second generation real estate leader — his father having served as chairman of the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) in the early 80’s.
Todd was recognized as the 2012 Florida Realtor® of the Year in August of 2012. In 2000, he was elected president of the Florida Realtors® — the youngest president in the history of Florida Realtors®. He is a current member of the board of directors, past treasurer, and past chairman of the Legislative Committee and Affordable Housing Task Force of the Florida Realtors®. He is a past president of the East Polk County Association of Realtors®.
In 2010, Todd was elected to the Polk County Board of County Commissioners and served as the chairman of the Commission in 2014 and 2018. As a County Commissioner, he also served on the Finance Committee, the Community Relations Advisory Council and the Polk Transportation Planning Organization. He was the Commission liaison but now serves as the current chairman of the Central Florida Development Council, the economic development arm of the County.
In addition, Todd is the current Vice President and former secretary of the Winter Haven Hospital Board of Trustees. Winter Haven Hospital Baycare is major medical center serving East Polk and Highlands counties and is the largest private employer in East Polk County.
Todd received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing from the University of Florida and is a member of the Florida Blue Key at UF. He also was the president of his fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega.
He has been both a deacon and elder in his church, First Presbyterian Church of Winter Haven.
Area: East Polk County and the Lakeland-Winter Haven Metro Area
2012 Florida Realtor of the Year by the Florida Realtors
2014 Elected Officer of the Year by National Association of Social Workers, Heartland Unit