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Leslie Maister is a Vice President with CBRE’s Capital Markets Group. Leslie works in association with the Land Services Group and South Florida multifamily investment sales team with a primary focus on land for residential and mixed-use development. Leslie has had an impressive 25-year career in the South Florida real estate industry with a number of leading companies, including publicly traded national homebuilders K. Hovnanian Companies and Centex Homes, where he headed up their land acquisition efforts in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. He was responsible for the acquisition of over $125,000,000 of residential and mixed-use development sites and was an integral member of the acquisition team that closed over $600,000,000 of land transactions throughout South Florida.

Most recently, Leslie was a founding principal in Southeast Asset Specialists, a boutique full-service real estate brokerage company with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville, representing Builders, Developers, Banks, REIT’s, and Investors with their land acquisition and disposition needs throughout the State.

Leslie is a member of the Urban Land Institute, a CCIM candidate, and has also donated time and energy to the Gold Coast Builder’s Association’s sales and marketing council and government affairs committee.

Leslie attended Pine Crest School in Ft. Lauderdale, holds a B.S. in Accounting from Washington and Lee University, and has been a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker since 2000.


  • BS, Accounting, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA

Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker – State of Florida
  • ULI Member
  • CCIM Candidate
  • Jewish Fed. of Broward County

Clients Represented

  • State of Florida
  • City of Delray Beach
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • iStar Financial
  • Lennar Homes
  • 13th Floor Homes
  • Ansca Homes
  • Centex Homes
  • Spirit Realty
  • EasterSeals of South Florida

Transactions with

  • Indian River County
  • Ansin Family/Sunbeam Properties
  • Pulte Homes
  • DR Horton
  • GL Homes
  • Zuckerman Homes