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Parker Consulting's Brad Parker was recognized by the Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors on Wednesday for the top deal in Lake County, the $70+ million sale of Hills of Minneola. Carol Tanner presented the Hallmark Award.
Parker Consulting's Brad Parker was recognized by the Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors on Wednesday for the top deal in Lake County, the $70+ million sale of Hills of Minneola. Carol Tanner presented the Hallmark Award. (staff)

It took him over 20 years to close the sale that earned Brad Parker two Hallmark Awards Wednesday, including "Deal of the Year" from the Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors.

"The Hills of Minneola was a blessing to me," the Chairman and CEO of Parker Consulting International told the CFCAR members about the $70.8 million sale of The Hills of Minneola to Sun Terra Communities.

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"At its peak, at the height of the market, it was under contract for over $130 million," Parker said. "So you can kind of see where it went to from that point. I would say to anybody that the key to the game is being persistant and never giving up. You'll get deals just like that."

Get a look at some possible changes this Oviedo-based developer has in store for the 1,200-acre balance of this master-planned community in Lake County.

Dean Saunders, founder and broker of Polk County's Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate was recognized for the top land deal of the year for the $136.5 million sale of Osceola County's El Maximo Ranch. He was named a top producer in Osceola and Volusia counties.

Other Central Florida top producers included Vince Wolle of Results Real Estate Partners; Jill Rose of Bishop Beale Duncan; Chris Adams of NAI Realvest.

CBRE's Bill Moss took home the Lifetime Achievement Award for his 40-plus year career in commercial real estate. NAI Realvest's Paul Partyka chaired the award committee.

Have a tip about Central Florida development? Contact me at lkinsler@GrowthSpotter.com or (407) 420-6261, or tweet me at @LKinslerOGrowth. Follow GrowthSpotter on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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