Gail Bowden brings a unique blend of strategic creativity and expertise to the Michael Saunders & Company team. Drawing on more than thirty years of experience, Bowden is well known for her business ingenuity and ability to navigate the complexities of venture capital, project finance, construction, and development. Her project list is extensive as well as her list of accomplishments as an expert and industry leader.
Bowden was named one of Real Estate Forum’s 2016 Women of Influence. Prior to joining the MS&C Commercial Division, she ranked #3 in SVN’s commercial real estate advisors worldwide, and #1 in Florida for 2015. Bowden also achieved one of SVN’s most prestigious honors “Partners Circle” in 2015 and 2014, several of SVN’s most esteemed honors, including her fourth “Top Commercial Real Estate Advisor of the Year”, “Top Producer” and “Top Sale Transaction” awards.
Ms. Bowden is well-known for closing complex and varied commercial investment projects, specializing in medical office, multifamily, and industrial properties from $500,000 to $60 million +. Gail’s propensity for guiding clients to appropriate financing coupled with her skill for identifying the most suitable investors for each deal has contributed to her career sales total of over $500 million.
From contract to closing, Gail handles each client with exceptional care, ensuring that every element of a transaction is presented in a clear and logical manner. Skilled in digital marketing, Gail collaborates with her daughter and assistant, Allison, on effective advertising strategies. Known for thorough research, stamina, and patience, Gail’s ability to communicate clearly with all sides in any negotiation has established her as a true professional in the field. A passion for travel has enhanced Gail’s ability to develop and cultivate long-standing relationships with real estate and development professionals all over the world.
Originally from Utah where she attended the University of Utah, Gail graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration. Since moving to Sarasota over fourteen years ago, Gail has become an active member of the community and has established herself as an expert in commercial real estate sales & investment. Gail is a volunteer and auxiliary member of SPARCC (Safe Place & Rape Crisis Center) and also volunteers her time and expertise to Habitat for Humanity. Gail’s daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren live in Utah, where she visits whenever possible. Her friends and family lend joy and balance to her life and work.