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The Drotos Ryals Group

The Drotos-Ryals Group: specializes in all forms of commercial and land transactions and investments including: office, retail, and multi-family. Experience paired with being on the cutting edge of the latest technology has allowed for multi-million dollar volumes since the 1980’s. Services provided include: Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Valuation/ Market Analytics, and Consulting.

Dan Drotos: joined forces with Mike Ryals and the Bosshardt Commercial & Land Division in April of 2011 while completing his graduate studies in Real Estate at the University of Florida. As a 3-time Gator graduate (MS-Real Estate 2012, MBC-Building Construction 2011, & BSBA-Finance 2009), Dan was fortunate to get early exposure to the industry prior to graduation and transitioned in 2012 to his full-time role as a Partner.

Dan has lived in Gainesville since 2007 and has quickly fallen in love with the community. Outside of real estate Dan is a member of the 40th class of Leadership Gainesville, The Gainesville QB Club, Alachua County Emerging Leaders (ACEL), and sits on the Board of Directors for Eldercare of Alachua County.

Mike Ryals: has been the dominant name in commercial real estate in the Gainesville marketplace for over 20 years. Mike has handled hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial real estate transactions with clients ranging from individual local business owners (doctors, lawyers, investors, restaurant owners, etc.) to large corporate clients such as Walmart, Taco Bell, Dunkin Donuts, UF Health/Shands and many others.

As a fourth generation Floridian who has always lived in Gainesville, Mike knows the market well. He first entered real estate in 1978 and quickly grew to love the business, becoming the company’s top producing agent in 1979. He has consistently retained this level of success throughout his career.

Mike became a broker in 1980, opened and built his own real estate company in the mid 80’s, sold his company to Bosshardt Realty in 1986, and has served as Senior Vice President of the Bosshardt Commercial division ever since. Mike has/was also:

  • Completed the extensive educational requirements for the National Association of Realtors GRI and CRB designations and has completed several of the prestigious CCIM courses.
  • Named Realtor of the Year by the Gainesville Alachua County Association of Realtors (GACAR) in 1991.
  • Named to the GACAR “Million Dollar Congress” annually since the early 80’s.
  • Awarded GACAR’s Dean of Commercial Real Estate in 2013, recognized nationally by NAR for this achievement.

The Bosshardt Commercial and Land Division:

The Bosshardt Commercial and Land Division has been the home of Team Ryals (Now the Drotos Ryals Group) since the late 80’s and has been a leader in commercial real estate in the Gainesville and surrounding markets since its inception in 1987. The commercial agents at Bosshardt have over 100 years of combined commercial real estate experience and have closed hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial transactions.