Francis Rentz, CCIM

Senior Advisor


Francis Rentz, CCIM, serves as the managing director and senior advisor for SVN | SouthLand Commercial in North Florida and has over 28 years of experience spanning the commercial real estate industry. Since beginning his career in commercial real estate, Francis has provided brokerage services in a variety of capacities.

Rentz has experience working with numerous lending institutional owners and lenders on marketing, repositioning and selling shopping centers and office properties. Rentz also has significant experience in site selection, investment analysis, and investment sales and leasing. Rentz has put together transactions on the prime retail corners in the Tallahassee market and that have achieved the highest recorded rents in the market. In 2000, Rentz was recognized as the Tallahassee Commercial Broker of the year.

Prior to founding Southland Commercial with partner, Carlton Dean, CCIM, Francis served as senior director with Advantis Real Estate Services Company in Tallahassee, Florida. Before that, he served as Vice President of SouthGroup Properties, Inc.

Rentz earned a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Real Estate and Finance from the Florida State University. He is also a graduate of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute and holds the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation, earning him recognition as an expert not only in commercial real estate brokerage, but also in site selection, development and leasing.

Rentz is a member of the CCIM Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and the National and Florida Association of Realtors. Rentz is a licensed real estate broker in both Florida and Georgia.