Leslie Wilson joined the Douglas Elliman Development Marketing team as Senior Executive Vice President and Managing Director from a 10-year tenure at Related Companies as Senior Vice President of Related Sales. Leslie is innovative and creative with a strong analytical background having started her career in finance at Drexel Burnham as a proprietary options trader; SG Cowen; Whale Securities; Wealth Place; Global Fund Advisers Ltd; where she spent a collective 20 years working on Wall Street.
As a Senior Vice President at Related, Leslie oversaw and implemented the marketing and sales strategies of over $2 Billion of the company’s premier luxury condo developments including Superior Ink in the West Village, One Madison and Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 28th. Leslie was an integral member of Related’s development team, collaborating on product design and pre-development planning, as well as due diligence, sourcing and analyzing new development opportunities.
Her love of art, architecture and interior design began during her studies at Wellesley College of Art History and of the world’s great writers, artists, and thinkers that evolved into her desire to create lifestyles and interiors that would inspire and make a mark creating a world of beauty and design.
Leslie’s unique understanding between marketing and sales and the development process, offering strategic marketing direction coupled with her acumen for deal making have distinguished her with leading developers. Her expertise and professionalism generate a proven ability and widely earned respect to create value. She has formed long-standing relationships in the real estate community enabling her to successfully collaborate in her inimitable sophisticated style bringing vision and passion, while providing invaluable insights across real estate business platforms.