Leonard is a 15 year veteran of the 1031 Exchange industry and is regarded as a national authority on the subject. Leonard founded Asset Exchange Company in 2006 and currently oversees all of the sales and marketing operations for Asset Exchange Company. He is a frequent keynote speaker and an accredited course instructor on the subject of 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges. He has presented his popular real estate and tax workshops to over 25,000 Realtors, lenders, title professionals and investors. He is the author of several published 1031 Exchange related articles.
Prior to co-founding Asset Exchange Company, Leonard worked for a major national title company affiliated exchange company. In this position, Leonard led the company’s sales efforts by directing over 1,200 tax-deferred exchanges in California in a single year.
Leonard also spent seven years working with LoopNet.com, the leading commercial real estate listing service on the Internet. As the Director of Sales and Marketing Leonard was responsible for negotiating strategic alliances with, among other firms, CB Richard Ellis, Coldwell Banker Commercial, Grubb & Ellis, Colliers International, Trammell Crow and the National Association of Realtors. Leonard has also spent two years with Franklin Templeton, a global investment management organization.
Leonard is a graduate cum laude from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, a minor in Economics and a concentration in Finance.