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Florida's oldest real estate brokerage firm has merged with an Odessa company, reuniting one of the state's foremost real estate families under one banner.
Blanton Realty Inc. in Clearwater and Alliance-Exchange Corp. in Odessa joined last month in a new venture that focuses on commercial and industrial transactions.
"Although Blanton Realty over the years has handled literally thousands upon thousands of single-family home sales, as a broker I have personally been involved in very large industrial properties," said James M. Blanton, president of the Clearwater company founded by his great-grandfather in 1912.
Alliance-Exchange Corp. in Odessa is …