As a third generation Miamian, Leslie grew up with a strong sense of local history, so its no surprise her career path brought her to 'selling what she loves.' With a grandfather as a pioneering developer and a father who was always ahead of the curve by purchasing early in emerging neighborhoods, Leslie can offer a depth of market savvy and hometown knowledge that is a rare commodity in the South Florida area. After graduating cum Laude from Wake Forest University with a double major In Business and Spanish, Leslie pursued a career as a computer systems analyst for System One. The extensive airline travel allowed her to see the world and know that her aim was to touch the global community somehow in a more tangible way. After a number of years in the Coral Gables and Coconut Grove sub-markets of Miami's real estate, Leslie's business gravitated to the edgier districts of South Beach, the yet un-named 'South of 5th' enclave, and the arts districts over the bridge; the Design District and Wynwood. Leslie's style emerged to be one that best assesses a client's needs in a synergistic manner, so that the client simultaneously becomes truly educated about the market. That dedication to a full service experience, has earned her an impeccable reputation, with everyone from local clientele to global names in the investment world. Her specific fortes include boutique buildings, unique residences. and bringing strong anchor businesses into emerging urban communities within the greater Miami and Miami Beach areas. Due to many clients' main focus on the waterfront communities, especially the now in-demand South of Fifth enclave, Leslie has guided investment strategies and personal purchases there alike. Her relationships are time proven and solid, and many blossom into close friendships. The service part of the transaction has no closing date; Leslie's phone rings often with questions about school selection, dining recommendations, or how to charter a yacht or sailboat for a family reunion or corporate event. Established in the commercial field since 1992, Leslie has earned stellar credibility in that arena through uncompromising honesty and a top notch 'inside' network of property owners and connections to the best off-market investments. Her access reaches throughout the state of Florida and beyond to many points globally, due to the extensive group of investment funds, brokers and appraisers she has worked with over the years. She has become the 'realtor's realtor', as many residiential agents turn to her with their commercial needs and clients. As part of her family's tradition within the community, Leslie has always been deeply involved in supporting the arts and other non-profit organizations. She serves on the board of Sobe Arts, and supports Save the Miami Marine Stadium. Professionally she is a member of ICSC, BNI, CREW, The Condo Experts Group, and the Secret Brokers' Society, a specialized group of the world's top retail leasing agents. In her spare time she enjoys travel, snorkeling and hiking with her daughter, photography and yoga.