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Gary Ralston

SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler / Lakeland, FL

Gary M. Ralston, CCIM

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Bio

Gary M. Ralston, CCIM, SIOR, SRS, CPM, CRE, CLS, CDP, CRX, FRICS is a managing partner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty, LLC – the premier commercial services provider in Central Florida (Polk County). He is a recognized subject matter expert on retail and commercial properties, and his experience includes the complete spectrum of commercial real estate services. In addition, he is a successful real estate developer, investor, and group investment sponsor.

From the early 1990s through 2004 Ralston was the president and a member of the board of directors of Commercial Net Lease Realty, Inc. (NYSE:NNN) the industry leader in single-tenant corporate net-leased real estate. During that time he guided the company’s growth from less than $15 million in real estate assets to over $1.5 billion.

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Ralston is a senior instructor for the CCIM Institute and a member of the board of directors of the CCIM Institute and the Education Committee, and Past President of the Florida CCIM Chapter. He is a full member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and a former Vice Chairman of the Small Scale Development Council. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and an instructor for the ICSC University of Shopping Centers at Wharton, the ICSC Executive Learning series and RECon Academy.

Ralston holds a Masters in Real Estate and Construction Management from the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the University of Denver. In 2007 he was named an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver, in 2011 he was named an adjunct faculty member at Florida Southern College and in 2013 Ralston was named an adjunct faculty member at the University of Florida.

He is the chair of the I-4 Commercial Corridor at Florida Polytechnic University conference and co-chair of the Florida Southern College real estate conference.

Ralston was inducted as a Hoyt Fellow in 2001. He is a member of the Regional Economic Information Network of the Jacksonville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Ralston is recognized as the second most accredited commercial real estate professional in the Nation.