Michael Saunders, founder and CEO of Michael Saunders & Company, an independent real estate brokerage with principal offices in Sarasota, Fla., has overseen the growth of her real estate firm from a single office into a network of 24 full-service real estate offices. Established in 1976, and built with strong core values as its foundation, a culture was created of relationship selling, collaboration and trust. With more than 650 agents spanning the Gulf Coast region, Michael Saunders & Company achieved a sales volume of over $2.78 billion in 2019. Powerful international affiliations—including Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldⓇ, Luxury Portfolio International and Mayfair International—extend the company’s message to qualified buyers globally. Saunders currently serves on the Board of Directors for Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldⓇ, as well as on its Global Advisory Board.