Ralph Hilliard joins Coldwell Banker Commercial Division with over 31 years of experience in the Planning and Development Services Department (Department of Doing) with the City of Gainesville, Florida. For the last 20 years Ralph served as the city's Planning Manager and expert witness for all land use and zoning issues. He brings a wealth of knowledge on development permitting for commercial, office, residential and industrial projects. Additionally, Ralph was instrumental in facilitating the City's implementation of a more citizen centered land development code. Ralph earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration (MVSU) and a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida. He has been married to his wife (Phyllis) for over 40 years and they have three daughters. His hobbies include playing his saxophone and watching antique car shows and auctions.