SARASOTA, Fla. (Friday, December 30) – The Commercial Investment Division (CID) of the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) presented the 2016 Commercial Realtor® of the Year award to Tony Veldkamp, CCIM. Veldkamp is a Realtor® with SVN Commercial Advisory Group and has been involved with RASM’s Commercial Investment Division for more than 16 years.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by my peers for my work in commercial real estate as well as contributions to the Realtor® Association,” said Veldkamp. “CID is a great group of professionals to be associated with.”

The Commercial Realtor® of the Year award is presented to a Realtor® member of the Commercial Investment Division who epitomizes the Realtor® image and has a proven track record of dedication to their fellow Realtors® and community.

Veldkamp served as the 2016 CID president, and previously served on the CID Board of Directors. He was also instrumental in the effort to raise more than $16,000 for the Children’s Guardian Fund through the annual CID Golf Tournament this year. With over 25 years of commercial real estate experience in the Sarasota and Manatee area, Veldkamp currently serves as a Senior Advisor and the Managing Director of SVN Commercial Advisory Group.

The Commercial Investment Division presented the 2016 Commercial Realtor® of the Year Award at the 2016 CID Installation and Awards Breakfast on December 2. For more information about the Commercial Investment Division visit