Don’s love of all things real estate has motivated him to spend the last 30 years in buying and selling, construction, remodeling, rehabbing, flipping, lending, land development and is an award-winning dynamic real estate professional helping hundreds of clients buy, sell and build new homes. Mr. Leske also has a deep background in residential mortgage lending previously working at local banks and mortgage companies as a Residential Mortage Loan Officer generating hundreds of loans giving him inside technical knowledge of the innerworksings of construction loans and lending. Don has been a consultant in many residential land development projects including raw land development, entitlements, preliminary plat approval, engineered, finished plats, re-zoning and entire plat re-development and sales. He has been involved directly with the sale, design and construction of hundereds of homes.
A specialty skill Don learned from the last recession was acquiring the knowledge to acquire development plats and partially finished lots from distressed banks and consult with builders to finish the lots and develop value engineered floor plans thus reducing inherent risk and profitably build through the recession. Don sold hundreds of new homes this way accurately skillfully entering the market with the right price and product. As a broker consultant to builder clients, Don has helped to orchestrate several hundred new construction build-outs and sales from the initial planning through large sub-divisions and spot lots, site selection, site layouts, complete custom floor plan designs, assisted with budgets, finish selections, inspections, hired/negotiated sub-contractors, post-sale customer service warranties and more. Don has personally financially funded the down payments for the purpose of acquisition and building out plats. Don has a long history of Nationwide record-breaking sales performance in the highly competitive real estate sales industry. Previously ranked in the top 1/10th of 1% in the United States for several years in a row (As recognized by the Wall Street Journal and TPCAR) and is uniquely positioned to fully understand the entire new home building process. Don has also been through several up and down markets and is well equipped with experienced-based knowledge and refined tools to end-up on top, time and time again. Don is a long time Pierce County resident and has 2 boys with his wife Sarah. As someone that grew-up underprivileged, Don finds great joy in giving financial and other support to local charities specifically for disadvantaged youths.