Roberta "BJ" Kolton
In 2002, Roberta (a.k.a. Bobbie Jo or BJ) graduated from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Photography, and returned to Sarasota to be closer to her family and the community in which she grew up.

Coming from a real estate family, it was only natural that she follow in her parents' footsteps, so in 2004 Roberta began working with her father in THE COMMERCIAL GROUP of Michael Saunders & Company. She is very excited to be part of the Kolton Team and is learning all she can from her father's 35 years of experience in the Industrial/Commercial Real Estate market.

Roberta still spends her spare time working on her photography and Photoshop skills and also enjoys playing with her dogs, Diesel, a Boxer and Dexter, a Boston Terrier. She is a member of the Sarasota Association of Realtors and sits on the board of the CID - Commercial Investment Division. In 2014, Roberta was voted as CID's Realtor of the Year.

Robert "BOB" Kolton  

Now retired, Bob moved to Sarasota, Florida in 1981 from St. Clair Shores, Michigan. For the past 24 years Bob worked at the THE COMMERCIAL GROUP of Michael Saunders & Company, where he was become a perennial member of the firm's exclusive "Circle Of Excellence", for achieving sales in excess of $10 million dollars.

After a long and successful career spanning over 40 years, Bob chose to retire in May of 2015 and spend more time at his photography. But he has left his business in good hands, and is confident that his daughter Roberta can carry on his legacy in Industrial Real Estate.

Michael Saunders  
A $5 Billion Success Story Created by a Lady Named Michael. Wondrous homes, luxurious condominiums, fabulous resorts, prestigious commercial properties, new developments, corporate and property management services, the finest real estate agents, exclusive affiliations and unmatched reputation and integrity ... This is Michael Saunders & Company.

When one thinks of real estate on Florida's Gulf Coast, Michael Saunders & Company immediately comes to mind. Established more than two decades ago by founder and president Michael Saunders as the first brokerage firm specializing in the luxury waterfront market, the company is now the preeminent real estate agency on Florida's Gulf Coast.

It all began with a vision -- an intelligent foresight, part intuition, part perception, characterized by a sense of adventure, imagination and idealism. Founded in 1976, one small office, devoted to marketing luxury waterfront properties, grew to 16 full-service real estate offices with more than 400 associates, serving an area from Anna Maria Island to Englewood.

Michael Saunders & Company is now the largest independently-owned real estate company in the region.

Innovative advertising, promotions, public relations, positioning and targeted publications help keep Michael Saunders & Company at the forefront of local real estate firms, with $1 billion in transactions for 1999. The campaigns, budgeted annually at $1.75 million, appear in local, state, national and international media, plus the Internet. These marketing efforts have built strong buyer recognition by focusing the spotlight on the properties, company and associates.

Exclusive affiliations with Leading Estates of the World, one of the leading worldwide marketer of unique luxury properties, plus affiliation with RELO, Relocation Network, allow the company to reach and promote properties to the wealthiest customer base.