Benjamin Bakker
CCIM Candidate

Benjamin Bakker, Michael Saunders & Company®, Commercial Division Office
Direct:941.724.8009
Mobile: 941.724.8009
100 South Washington Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34236
Office phone: 941.957.3730
Languages spoken: English
Proud contributor to the Proud contributor to the MSC Foundation
2019 Masters Award Recipient

A lifelong resident of Bradenton, Ben Bakker brings a wealth of community knowledge to the Commercial division of Michael Saunders & Company. He has an extensive background in sales and client relations that began with over thirteen years in the sign sales industry. Extraordinary levels of community relationships built through years of networking have given him tremendous success and make him a natural choice... more. to serve your commercial real estate needs.

Ben also serves as Vice President of HJB Properties, a family-owned commercial property entity. In this capacity, he oversees management, development, leasing and tenant relations for the multiple parcels of commercial real estate, office buildings and warehouses that he and his family hold throughout Manatee County.

A 2010 graduate of Leadership Manatee, he is deeply committed to the continued growth, revitalization and redevelopment of his hometown. Currently, he holds positions with the Chamber’s Downtown Redevelopment Committee (Chairman) & Manatee Co. Infill Redevelopment Taskforce, and has been appointed by Mayor Wayne Poston to serve as Chairman of the Planning Commission for the City of Bradenton. A past Chairman of the Manatee Young Professionals, Leadership Manatee Alumni Association and Manatee Tiger Bay Club - he has also served on the board of directors for three additional community non-profits - including serving as a founding board member of Realize Bradenton.

Ben was named one of 2014's "People To Watch" by Biz941 Magazine and awarded a medal of honor as a "Magnetic Man of Manatee County" for distinguished citizenship, in addition to being named Michael Saunders’ "Top Rookie" in 2014 and the Tampa Bay Business Journal's "40 under 40" list in 2015. He has also received the 2016, 2017 and 2018 MSC Masters Award and Top Producing Sales award as well as the 2017 "Raving Fan" and 2018 Presidents Award.

He loves spending his spare time playing ice hockey, or volunteering as a guitarist and vocalist for Bayside Community Church.
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  • 302 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208

    Bradenton

    $2,350,000
    Office
    Worked with seller
  • 3405 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210

    Bradenton

    $1,295,000
    Retail
    Worked with seller
  • 816 & 828 12th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205

    Bradenton

    $1,250,000
    Land
    Worked with seller
  • 702 6th Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208

    Bradenton

    $1,060,230
    Land
    Worked with seller
  • 1300 59th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34209

    Bradenton

    $955,000
    Land
    Worked with seller
  • 704 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton, FL 34208

    Bradenton

    $709,000
    Retail
    Worked with seller
  • 1111 8th Ave. W., Bradenton, FL 34205

    Bradenton

    $700,000
    Office
    Worked with seller
  • 1701 Tamiami Trail, Bradenton, FL 34205

    Bradenton

    $695,000
    Office
    Worked with seller
  • 305 15th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-5916

    Bradenton

    $695,000
    Office
    Worked with seller
  • 307 - 309 39th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221

    Palmetto

    $660,000
    Multi-Family
    Worked with seller
  • 518 12th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205

    Bradenton

    $650,000
    Office
    Worked with seller
  • 3321 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34207

    Bradenton

    $625,000
    Retail
    Worked with seller
  • 2411 Manatee Ave W., Bradenton, FL 34205

    Bradenton

    $599,000
    Office
    Worked with seller
  • 5715 15th St. E., Bradenton, FL 34203

    Bradenton

    $575,000
    Land
    Worked with seller
  • 4705 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207

    Bradenton

    $499,000
    Office
    Worked with seller
  • 6717 14th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207

    Bradenton

    $495,000
    Land
    Worked with seller
  • 105 2nd St E 105, Bradenton, FL 34208

    Bradenton

    $435,000
    Land
    Worked with seller
  • 402 Riverside Drive East, Bradenton, FL 34208

    Bradenton

    $395,000
    Land
    Worked with seller
  • 925 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton, FL 34208

    Bradenton

    $299,000
    Land
    Worked with seller
  • 3110 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205

    Bradenton

    $279,300
    Office
    Worked with seller
*Properties may have been sold through another real estate broker