R. Todd Dantzler, CCIM is a Managing Director and Senior Advisor at SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate in Lakeland, Florida.
Todd is a well-known authority on commercial properties and land use in the Lakeland-Winter Haven metro and surrounding areas. He specializes in property types such as commercial, industrial, and investment properties, as well as commercial leasing and land development.
Todd has been active in Polk County real estate for over 40 years and is a second-generation real estate leader his father served as a member and Chairman of the Florida Real Estate Commission FREC in the early '80s.
Todd was recognized as the 2012 Florida Realtor of the Year and in 2000 he was elected president of the Florida Realtors. This would make him 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 also 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 sitting County Commissioner, he also served on the Finance Committee, the Community Relations Advisory Council, and the Polk Transportation Planning Organization. Todd was the Commission liaison to the Central Florida Development Council CFDC, the economic development arm of the county, and past chairman of the CFDC.
In addition, Todd is currently the Chairman of the Winter Haven HospitalBayCare Board of Trustees. The Winter Haven Hospital is a 529-bed, major medical center serving the 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 was the president of his fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega where he won the Morton Wolfson Award for the Best Fraternity President at UF in 1981 and the Harry L. Bird Award for best Public Relations Officer.
In addition to real estate, Todd serves as a Senior Consultant with Two Blue Aces, an executive leadership and management development company led by six retired United States Air Force USAF General Officers. Todd advises on political and real estate land use issues.