Leanne is Managing Director of leading New South Wales boutique real estate group Laing+Simmons, and one of the real estate industry's most respected and sought after commentators.
She is one of only a handful of women leading franchise organisations across the country. Addressing the gender imbalance, empowering women agents, developing a Male Champions for Change program suitable for small business and pushing towards industry-wide professionalism are all key passions for Leanne.
She continues to pioneer industry firsts such as establishing a women's real estate networking group, which is now an international initiative, and introducing counselling and employee assistance programs for Laing+Simmons team members, while serving on industry bodies and championing the growth of professionalism in the industry at large.
Her 35 years of experience covers the full spectrum of real estate services: residential sales, property management, retail management, commercial leasing, property development and franchise management.
Leanne is a Licensed Real Estate Agent, completed her Ass. Dip. Valuation at UTS and a Masters Degree in Business Administration at the Sydney Graduate School of Management.
She has been a Finalist in both the Telstra and Optus Business Women awards, and AREA for Most Influential Women in Property. She has been awarded the REB Thought Leader for 2017, a finalist in 2018, 2019 and was recognised in the recent 100 most Powerful People in Sydney list, and she is the current President of the REINSW.