Leanne is the CEO 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’s the only female CEO in real estate franchising in New South Wales and one of only a handful in Australia. Addressing the gender imbalance, empowering women agents and pushing towards industry-wide professionalism are all key passions for Leanne.
She continues to pioneer industry firsts such as establishing a womens real estate networking group, 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, was awarded the REB Thought Leader for 2017, and is the current President of the REINSW