SVN | SRD Real Estate Adds Two Top Industry Leaders To Team

SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler announced the addition of two accomplished Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIMs) to its team of Senior Advisors.

Rick Gonzalez, ALC, CCIM and Liz Menéndez, CCIM bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and dedication to the company, further solidifying SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler’s commitment to providing unparalleled service in the land and commercial real estate market. With the addition of Gonzalez and Menéndez, there are now 16 advisors who hold the CCIM designation at the firm.

“We are excited to welcome Liz Menéndez and Rick Gonzalez to our team,” said Gary Ralston, Partner and Managing Director of SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler. “CCIM’s dedication to client service, vast knowledge, and extensive experience in the commercial real estate industry makes these two professionals valuable assets to the firm and our clients.”

Rick Gonzalez, ALC, CCIM, is an 8th-generation Floridian and US Army Veteran who brings a unique combination of education and expertise to the firm. With a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Soils from the University of Florida, Rick is well-equipped to address a wide range of land and commercial real estate needs. As a CCIM and an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC), Rick is dedicated to providing top-notch services to his clients. Rick is also highly engaged in professional community organizations within Lake County, and he currently serves as the 2023 Chapter President of the Florida CCIM Chapter.

“Joining SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler is an incredible opportunity for me to continue growing professionally alongside some of my fellow CCIMs,” said Rick. “I am eager to contribute to the company’s ongoing accomplishments and to serve our clients with the highest level of professionalism and commitment.”

Liz Menéndez, CCIM, is a distinguished REALTOR® with extensive experience in both residential and commercial sales and leasing. As the 2023 President-Elect of the CCIM Florida Chapter, Liz’s commitment to providing superior service and building lasting relationships with clients is truly at the heart of her career. Prior to working in real estate, Liz spent 17 years in the banking industry while developing skills in administration, commercial and consumer lending, business banking, and financial consulting. She even graduated from the University of South Florida with her BA in Finance. As a lifetime resident of South Tampa, Liz’s deep understanding of the local market will be invaluable to SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler and its clients.

“I am thrilled to be joining Gary Ralston and the rest of the Saunders Ralston Dantzler team,” said Liz. “Combined with my CCIM connections, I cannot wait to represent the brokerage in Tampa Bay!”

Senior Advisors Rick Gonzalez and Liz Menéndez perfectly resemble the company’s commitment to delivering exceptional land and commercial real estate services. As leaders within the CCIM Florida Chapter, their valuable experience and dedication to the industry will further enhance the firm’s capabilities in providing tailored solutions to clients throughout Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.




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