A Brooklyn, New York native, Leslie is a real estate entrepreneur and the founder of Invest Nicaragua. Leslie approaches every project & transaction with a unique combination of global industry expertise and a 360° perspective of living and investing in Nicaragua. After working in commercial real estate in Los Angeles, Leslie arrived in Nicaragua with the United States Peace Corps in 2011. Leslie taught entrepreneurship to high school students and small business owners in the city of Rivas. During his service, he began to witness the country’s rapid growth and increased global recognition, which presented an opportunity he could not pass up: ground-level entry into the hottest emerging real estate market in Central America. Upon finishing his Peace Corps service in 2014, Leslie moved to San Juan del Sur to follow his own dreams of beachside living, property ownership, and entrepreneurial freedom.
After six years of working as a top producing agent with RE/MAX (and being named agent of the year in 2016 for the RE/MAX Caribbean and Central America Region), Leslie founded Invest Nicaragua with a vision to elevate the client experience by leveraging his grassroots insights, on-the-ground experience, and global real estate network.
Leslie is an active investor and developer, involved in commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects in Nicaragua. With these experiences to guide him, Leslie’s approach is always informed by pragmatic decision-making rooted in the realities of the market. Leslie lives in San Juan Del Sur full-time with his wife & business partner Belkys, and their two young daughters.