Candace Leeds-Sears, Broker Associate

Candace Leeds-Sears has been a practicing Real Estate Broker in San Diego County for over 30 years, after graduating 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, Pacific Sotheby's International Realty for 5 years, and most recently with Compass. Candace is pleased to be a Broker-Associate and a designated Architectural Specialist, specializing in land and estate quality homes both on the coast and in Rancho Santa Fe.

Achievements/ Awards

Sotheby's International Realty, Rancho Santa Fe
Fine Homes International, Luxury Division  
2009-2013         Awarded Leading Edge Society

Coldwell Banker Previews International
2005-2009         Awarded International President's Circle
2004                  Awarded International Diamond Society
2003                  Awarded International President's Elite
2002                  Awarded International President's Premier
2001                  Awarded International President's Circle
                          Appointed Certified Previews International
                          Appointed Certified Architectural Specialist

1987-2001         Chairman's Circle Prudential California Realty, Top Producer,                            Rancho Santa Fe
                          The Willis Allen Co/ Sotheby's International, Rancho Santa Fe

1984-1987         Founded Leeds & Boehm Interior Design, Model Home Interior                           Design Company

1978-1984         Project Sales Manager, New Subdivision Sales:
                              -Shapell Industries
                              -Lomas Santa Fe Development
                              -Mesa Realty, Builder's Marketing Group


Alumni, San Diego State University 1978

Design Institute of San Diego, Interior Design

Broker's License, State of California 1978

Community Involvement:

Founding member and Board of Director of the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation, Board Member of Rady's Children's Hospital Auxiliary in Rancho Santa Fe since 1998, Executive PA Board Member, 2nd VP, The Bishop's School, Board Member of Marshall Partners USC Marshall School of Business, USC Trojan League of San Diego Board Member, Dean's Advisory Council, College of Arts and Letters at San Diego State University.


Current Del Mar Resident since 1987, married, with two sons.

References available upon request.

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