Ray Sandelli, Commissioner District 3
Sandelli, of Bonita Springs, completed eight years of military service as a Naval Officer and Aviator, receiving his wings and designation in March 1971. While deployed aboard the USS Independence (CV-62), he completed two cruises to the Mediterranean Sea. He participated in Sixth Fleet operations during the October 1973 Middle East War and 1974 Cyprus conflict. He reported to VT-86, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, in March 1975 as an Advanced Training Command Instructor for Naval Flight Officers. His final tour was as a member of the Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. Sandelli is a managing partner at CRE Consultants where he advises clients on healthcare, office, retail, industrial, land and property management. He began his brokerage career with CBRE, Inc. as an office leasing specialist in Seattle, Washington. In 1995, he became the senior managing director of the CBRE Tampa office and in 2000 he assumed responsibility for the Florida region. In 2007, he began managing statewide oversight for lender and servicer representation for the reposition of all property types through CBRE’s Recovery and Restructuring Services program. Sandelli is appointed to District 3, a seat vacated by the late Larry Kiker.