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Carlton Dean, SIOR, CCIM

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Carlton Dean, CCIM
Carlton Dean, CCIM
Managing Director
Address 2065 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee FL 32308
Phone (850)877-6000

Carlton Dean, SIOR, CCIM, is Managing Director for Sperry Van Ness. Based out of Tallahassee, FL, Carlton actively markets and sells properties throughout the entire Florida Panhandle, including South Georgia and South Alabama. Carlton has earned a reputation through volume and consistency of transactions as one of North Florida’s leading and most respected commercial real estate investment advisors. In one of the toughest years to date in commercial real estate, Carlton was the #1 producer in 2009 for Sperry Van Ness in Florida, #8 in Florida in 2010 and #4 in Florida for 2011. He has a consistent reputation for high sales volume and transactions.

Carlton has over 17 years of commercial brokerage, investment and development experience. Carlton’s real estate practice centers around investment property sales with a specific focus on quality income producing properties in the Southeast region of the United States.

A Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Carlton is considered to be a recognized expert in commercial real estate brokerage, site selection, development, leasing, valuation, and investment analysis. He is among the elite 6% of commercial real estate practitioners in the U.S. to hold this designation, which requires completion of graduate-level curriculum and attainment of a specific degree of professional experience.

Carlton is a CoStar Power Broker, Commercial Realtor of the Year Award recipient, SVN Florida Top Producer, and ranks as one of the leading commercial Advisors in North Florida. He is a graduate of Leadership Tallahassee, serves on the Board of Directors for the Tallahassee Builders Association, and is an active member of the Tallahassee Board of Realtors, Florida CCIM Chapter, and the Florida Association of Realtors.

A native Floridian, Carlton resides in Tallahassee with his wife April, and their 2 sons. He received his bachelor’s degree in business from Florida State University, with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. He is active in his church, Faith Presbyterian, and volunteers through the Sigma Chi Fraternity alumni association.



  • Carlton is a gifted Broker who can put deals together. He's an invaluable resource!
    — David W. Grulich, MDRT
  • I choose to do business with companies and individuals who deliver an exceptional customer experience through integrity, honesty, product knowledge, and a simplified process. Sperry Van Ness and particularly, Carlton Dean, provides and possess these necessary attributes. I would recommend them for all of your real estate needs.
    — Mike Hunter, Subway Café
  • Great Job, thanks for making the deal go. Creativity and High Energy – A GREAT COMBINATION!
    — Rick Moore, Moore Bass Consulting
  • Best Brokerage experience I have had in years. They work hard to get results and are willing to invest both time and money in a transaction. Great to work with.
    — Bradford Lewis, The Tupelo Group
  • Carlton was very cooperative with our primary broker and very responsive to our requests. He did a great job following the deal through to closure.
    — Stan Barnes, Allen, Mooney & Barnes Investment Advisors, LLC