Executives Legend
The color legend to the right illustrates the various backgrounds for the top executives in the residential real estate industry.

Michael Saunders & Drayton Saunders

CEO & President, 
Michael Saunders & Company
2024 Rank: 94
Michael and son Drayton Saunders lead the firm Michael founded in 1976. The duo has grown the Sarasota-based company into one of Florida’s largest brokerages with over 24 offices and nearly 600 agents who do approximately $3.7 billion in annual sales. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) presented Michael with a Global Leadership Award in 2023. Drayton served as president of the 2022-2023 Stellar MLS board of directors.