Candace Leeds-Sears has been a practicing Real Estate Broker in San Diego County for over 30 years, after having graduated from San Diego State University. Beginning her career in Point Loma residential sales in the 1970's, the growth in the marketplace took her well into the housing trend of the decade- new subdivision sales and master planned communities.
Candace was the project manager for Shapell Industries, Inc., and opened the first residential housing in over 100 years in the redevelopment of downtown San Diego- Marina Park. Marina Park was a 221 unit mid-rise condominium development in the center of a city coming alive with the renaissance of a new downtown. Working with the Center City Development Corporation (CCDC) when Horton Plaza and the Convention Center were not yet realities, Candace was involved with all aspects of marketing for downtown.
For Shapell Industries, Candace marketed a number of other successful projects- Presidio Place, a 402 unit development in Mission Valley- El Dorado Greens, a 144 unit development in Tierrasanta, and The Courtyards in Mission Valley, a 340 unit development to name a few.
In 1986, Candace joined the firm of Lomas Santa Fe Development, marketing their project the Sixth Green, located on the sixth green of the Lomas Santa Fe golf course.
Candace's experience spans every aspect of the marketing of residential real estate- from on site sales to advertising, merchandising, design, sales management and training, market research and feasibility studies, product planning and escrow control.
Candace has been selling in Rancho Santa Fe since 1987, first with The Willis Allen Company for 12 years, Coldwell Banker Previews International for 10 years, with Prudential Fine Homes International, and most recently with Pacific Sotheby's International Realty. Candace is pleased to be affiliated with the Sotheby's International Luxury Home Division of this prestigious firm both as a Broker-Associate and as a designated Architectural Specialist, specializing in land and estate quality homes both on the coast and in Rancho Santa Fe.