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Business Observer Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 2 years ago

Bowden exits SVN for Michael Saunders

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Sperry Van Ness | Commercial Advisory Group senior investment adviser Gail Bowden, one of the Gulf Coast's top producing commercial agents, has jumped ship after more than seven years at the Sarasota-based commercial real estate brokerage firm.
by: Kevin McQuaid Commercial Real Estate Editor

Sperry Van Ness | Commercial Advisory Group senior investment adviser Gail Bowden, one of the Gulf Coast's top producing commercial agents, has jumped ship after more than seven years at the Sarasota-based commercial real estate brokerage firm.

Bowden and her three-member team left SVN for MSC Commercial, the commercial affiliate of residential brokerage Michael Saunders & Co.

“It took a long time to decide and execute, but ultimately we felt it was the right decision,” says Bowden, who has three decades of commercial real estate experience specializing in health care and industrial properties.

“MSC offers a boutique feel, but it also has a worldwide presence and capability,” says Bowden. “My clients are super happy about that.”

MSC ought to be super happy, too.

While at SVN, Bowden was consistently among the company's top agents. Earlier this year, she was recognized by Real Estate Forum, a trade magazine, as one of 51 “Women of Influence” nationwide in the industry who have “a track record of achievements.”

That honor followed Bowden being recognized earlier this year as one of the top three highest producing agents in all of SVN, a franchise firm with 200 locations, 900 agents and more than $10 billion in annual sales.

In 2015, Bowden was SVN's top producing agent in all of Florida, after generating more than $50 million in sales that year, and in 2014, she was named “Advisor of the Year” by the company.

“Gail's success is a direct result of her passion and knowledge,” says Saunders, the brokerage's CEO and founder, whose company celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. “In the end, it's all about the relationships she has cultivated that fuel her success.”

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