Canadian-born, LeAne acquired her NJ Real Estate license in 1987 and FL Real Estate license in 1992. LeAne is a full-time, full-service BROKER/REALTOR® who is a powerhouse real estate professional, and an expert in the luxury market in Sanibel, Captiva, South Seas Island Resort, and Southwest Florida. As a real estate professional, she specializes in property sales, meeting the needs of, and maximizing the value of properties for both buyer and seller.
Her experience with IRS 1031 tax deferred exchanges, community association management and broad real estate proficiency provides her clients with outstanding information regarding all aspects of ownership on Captiva Island. As a member of numerous multiple listings systems, global networking affiliations, and social media her marketing campaigns have a true global reach.
LeAne has acquired her Brokers license and is a Vice-President with John R Wood Christie’s International Real Estate, and has obtained the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ designation. In addition, LeAne has earned the Sanibel & Captiva Island Specialist certification.
She completed her 5th marathon in her hometown of Toronto, Ontario October 2018. Locally, LeAne is an on-demand volunteer for Captiva’s Community Panel and administrator for Captiva Storm Smart Community Facebook Group. She is an active board member and key sponsor for the Sanibel and Captiva Breast Cancer awareness chapter Pink Out. Collaborating with LeAne’s three children, she is involved with meal packing for Meals of Hope; a solution to aid in the fight against hunger.
In September 2022, John R Wood Properties collaborated with Christie’s International Real Estate. This partnership has enabled the group to further maximize the reach and exposure of their properties in the international Real Estate arena. Christie’s International Real Estate has successfully marketed high-value real estate around the world for more than 30 years. Through its invitation-only affiliate network spanning 50 countries and territories on six continents, Christie’s International Real Estate offers incomparable services to a global clientele at the luxury end of the residential property market. The company has luxury real estate offices in London, New York City, Hong Kong, Moscow, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Palm Beach, and its affiliated brokerages have recorded approximately US$500 billion in real estate transactions over the last five years.
LeAne is a part of Christie’s Real Estate Master Class Circle 2024 consisting of 200 real estate professionals representing 49 countries, and 23 U.S. states. The Masters Circle is an elite group of high-performing luxury real estate specialists from across Christie’s global network. It is reserved for the network’s top producers in terms of luxury sales volume, number of luxury transactions and listings, and faithful representation of the Christie’s International Real Estate brand values. Masters Circle members are the best of the best in the Christie’s International Real Estate network.
LeAne is an enthusiastic volunteer dedicated to the San Cap Pink Project. Established in 2011, the San Cap Pink Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to assisting uninsured or underinsured individuals and employees of Sanibel and Captiva Islands with their cancer-related needs. A key focus of the organization is ensuring that every person in need has access to mammograms throughout the year. In the community, they are affectionately known as Pink Out, and it’s common to spot board members, volunteers, and locals proudly donning various Pink Out shirts. Annually in October, they launch a month-long initiative of support, celebration, and fundraising, commencing with the iconic Pink Out Picnic at the Sanibel Fire Station. This is complemented by other events including a Pickleball Tournament and a delightful Tea Party.
LeAneSUAREZGroup extends to 5th generation Floridians: Alec Suarez, REALTOR® & Austin Suarez, REALTOR®, who were both born and raised on the island, attended The Sanibel School, and acquired their real estate license at the young age of 19 and 21 to enter into the family business after they graduated from college majoring in Business and Marketing.
In addition, LeAne partnered with Akash Verma in 2012 to assist LeAneSUAREZGroup in all daily operations and as a marketing and technology advisor and specialist. He offers extensive knowledge and experience with information technology, digital marketing, and analytics coupled with positioning properties, LeAneSUAREZGroup Website and individual property websites throughout the internet.