Leslie Young

I work in the real estate business due to my interests in people, community development, history, architecture, adaptive re-use, and urban planning/urban affairs. I'm a city gal. I especially love historic properties. I would love to assist you in the achievement of your goals in real estate, whatever they may be. If I can't help you, I will refer you to someone who can. I specialize in representing residential buyers. If you need someone who specializes in listings, I can provide a referral.

I think that most people who know me would say that I am not your typical real estate broker. I enjoy any real estate transaction that challenges me and that helps me to learn something new. I desire to learn more about cities, urban planning, and community development daily. I would really appreciate the chance to earn your business. Look around my page and you will see what I am really passionate about. I look forward to finding out what you are passionate about!

My community development work is also very important to me and is a growing part of my business life. I have spent, and will continue to spend, countless hours devoted to my neighborhood and the city that I have made my home: Tacoma, or as some call it, T-Town, the City of Destiny, the Gritty City. Whatever you call it...if you look below the surface you will find a foundationally strong, solid, city with committed citizenry, business owners, government, and elected officials, people who want to initiate change, bring people together, and make a difference.

In this city, I have found unexpected and deep passion for community organizing, community re-development, and immense opportunity for immersion in this process. If you are interested in a community where your voice, efforts, and hard work make a difference and an impact, take a closer look at Tacoma!

My favorite thing to do is to bring people together to work on solutions.

Professional Experience: Real Estate Broker, 2014 — Present, Better Properties North Proctor
Real Estate Broker, 2004 — 2014, John L. Scott Tacoma North
Consultant, 2014 — Present, Young and Associates
Specialist in:
Communications
Community Development
Strategic Management
Grant Writing (Content and Research)
Social Media Campaigns

Education: BA in Urban Studies, Minor in Law and Policy, 2014, University of Washington Tacoma

Certificate in Commercial Real Estate, 2007, University of Washington Tacoma, Key Bank Professional Development Center

Outside Interests: Urban Planning
Historic Preservation
Gardening
Architecture
Landscape Architecture
Social, Environmental, and Economic Justice
Neighborhood Advocacy

Position: Real Estate Broker
Cell: 253-208-9396
Email: leslieyoung@betterproperties.com