Florida Realtors® Recognizes R. Todd Dantzler, CCIM, as 2012 Florida Realtor® of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (LAKELAND, FL, August 22, 2012) – Todd Dantzler, CCIM, managing partner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty, was recently recognized as the 2012 Florida Realtor® of the Year. Dantzler, past president of the Florida Realtors in 2000, received the award at the 2012 Florida Realtors® annual convention in Orlando, FL. The recognition signifies his considerable contributions within the industry and to his local Realtor® board, community, state association, and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).

Dantzler is a well-known authority on commercial properties and land use in the Lakeland-Winter Haven metro and surrounding areas. He specializes in commercial properties, investment properties, and commercial leasing. Also a principle with Choice-Dantzler Properties, Inc., a residential real estate brokerage in Winter Haven, Dantzler has been active in East Polk County real estate for over 28 years. He is a second generation real estate leader — his father having served as chairman of the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC).

Dantzler 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® and in 2000, he was elected president of the Florida Realtors® — the youngest president in the history of Florida Realtors®.

In 2010, Dantzler was elected to the Polk County Board of County Commissioners. As a sitting County Commissioner, he also serves on the Finance Committee, the Central Florida Regional Planning Council, the Community Relations Advisory Council, the Heartland Vision Committee, the Polk Transit Authority, the Polk Transportation Planning Organization and the Central Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Alliance. He has also served on the Winter Haven Area Transit Policy Board and the Haines City Economic Development Committee.

In addition, Dantzler is a past member and former secretary of the Winter Haven Hospital Board of Trustees. The Winter Haven Hospital, a major medical center serving East Polk and Highlands counties, is the largest private employer in East Polk County.


Coldwell Banker Commercial SAUNDERS RALSTON DANTZLER REALTY (CBCSRD), located in Lakeland, Florida, is Polk County’s premier commercial real estate firm. CBCSRD is one of only two brokerages in Polk County with a local presence that offers national and global branding. The other, a sister company CBC Saunders Real Estate, is a land real estate brokerage.

Commercial real estate services include, site selection, disposition, leasing, property management, real estate counseling services, acquisition, portfolio assortment plan, asset management, recapitalization, and development. For more information, please visit www.SRDcommercial.com.