Candace Leeds-Sears has been a multi-million dollar producer and broker for over 25 years earning many awards and designations and is currently a top Producer with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty in Rancho Santa Fe. Additional award designations include Prudential Fine Homes International Luxury Division Chairman's Circle and Leading Edge Society, Coldwell Banker Previews International President's Circle, President's Elite, President's Premier, Diamond Society, and Architectural Specialist Certification.
Candace's career began in Point Loma residential sales in the 1970's and moved into the housing trend of the decade--new subdivision sales and master planned communities. Candace was 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 midrise condominium development in the center of San Diego--a city coming alive with the renaissance of a new downtown. Working with the CCDC when Horton Plaza, the Gaslamp Quarter and the Convention Center were ideas yet to become realities, Candace was involved with all aspects of marketing downtown. In addition she marketed a number of other successful projects-PRESIDIO PLACE, a 402 unit development, ELDORADO GREENS, a 144 unit development, and THE COURTYARDS, a 340 unit development as well as the SIXTH GREEN in Solana Beach for Lomas Santa Fe Development to name a few.
In addition, she founded Leeds and Boehm Interior Design; a Model Home Interior Design Company in the 1980’s, which enables her to assist with staging, needs of high-end luxury properties.
Candace has been selling in Rancho Santa Fe since 1987, first with the Sotheby's affiliate The Willis Allen Co. for 12 years, Coldwell Banker Previews International for 10 years, Prudential California Realty/Berkshire Hathaway since 2009, and most recently with Pacific Sotheby's International Realty. Candace is pleased to be affiliated with the prestigious firm of Sotheby's International Realty specializing in land and estate quality homes both coastally and in Rancho Santa Fe.
EDUCATION: ALUMNI, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
GRADUATE DESIGN INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO
BROKER’S LICENSE 1978
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Board Member of USC Marshall Partners, USC Marshall School of Business, Board Member USC Trojan League of San Diego, USC Town and Gown Member, Board Member Rady Children's Hospital Rancho Santa Fe, Dean's Advisory Council College of Arts and Letters at San Diego State University, Founding member and Board of Director of Del Mar Schools Education Foundation, and VP Board Member of PA of The Bishop's School in La Jolla.