Gary M. Ralston, CCIM

Gary Ralston

CCIM Institute Senior Instructor Gary M. Ralston, CCIM, SIOR, SRS, CPM, CRE, CLS, CDP, CRX, CRRP, FRICS, is managing director of SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty, LLC. Gary is a recognized subject matter expert on retail and commercial properties and a successful real estate developer, investor, and group investment sponsor.

From the early 1990s through 2004, Gary was the president and a member of the board of directors of Commercial Net Lease Realty, Inc. (NYSE:NNN). During that time, he guided the company's growth from less than $15 million in real estate assets to over $1.5 billion.

Gary holds numerous professional designations, including Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Specialist in Real Estate Securities (SRS), Certified Property Manager (CPM), Counselor of Real Estate (CRE), Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS), Certified Development, Design and Construction Professional (CDP), Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX), Certified Retail Real Estate Professional (CRRP), and Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He is also a Florida-licensed real estate broker and certified building contractor.

Additionally, Gary is an adjunct faculty member at Florida Southern College and the University of Florida, a member of the Regional Economic Information Network of the Jacksonville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, a member of the board of directors of CCIM Technologies, Inc., a member of the Urban Land Institute, member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and an instructor for the ICSC RECon Academy.

Gary holds a masters in real estate and construction management from the University of Denver and was inducted as a Hoyt Fellow in 2001.


  • CI 102: Market Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate