John R. Wood Island Palm Region is proud to announce the LeAne Suarez group has joined our team of Professional Real Estate Agents. The LeAne Suarez Group consists of LeAne Surez, Ken Suarez, Alec Suarez and Austin Suarez
About LeAne Suarez
Canadian born, LeAne acquired her NJ Real Estate license in 1987 and FL Real Estate license in 1992 working directly with the Real Estate Division of South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island, FL. LeAne is a full-time, full-service BROKER/REALTOR® who is a powerhouse real estate professional, an expert in the luxury market and resort real estate on Sanibel, Captiva Islands and Southwest Florida. LeAne was instrumental in the opening of a local brand Captiva office in 2007. As a real estate professional she specializes in property sales, meeting the needs and maximizing the value of properties for both Buyer and Seller.
Her experience with IRS 1031 tax deferred exchanges, community association management and broad real estate proficiency, provides her clients with outstanding information regarding all aspects of ownership on the islands and SW Florida. As a member of numerous multiple listings systems, global networking affiliations, and social media all fall within her marketing campaign. Locally, LeAne is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and an active, on-demand volunteer for Captiva’s Community Panel.
She is the chair of the Captiva Holiday Village Fund-Raiser Committee. LeAne participates in many athletic cancer related philanthropic events and programs such as Team In Training ‘TNT’ on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Making-Strides/Breast Cancer Awareness and completed her first marathon in 2006, sprint Triathlon in 2009 along with the inaugural “Captiva TRI” in 2011 and 2nd Annual in 2012, she also participated in the 2018 Captiva TRI. LeAne completed her 5th marathon in her home town of Toronto, Ontario – October 2018.
Professionally, LeAne furthered her professional education by acquiring her BROKER’s license enabling her to head up her own office on Captiva. She also holds “Sanibel & Captiva Island Specialist” certification for Realtors. The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Specialist Designation is a local, island-oriented program Designed specifically for REALTOR® Members of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of REALTORS®. Those choosing to complete the program and earn the designation demonstrate that they have enhanced their knowledge of the islands and their expertise in selling island real estate. LeAne also earned The Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ certification from Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. Contact LeAne HERE
Ken Suarez is a 4th generation native Floridian and is currently President/Owner of Estate Management LLC, a full service property management company. Ken has over 27 years of experience in property management mainly focusing on Captiva Island. A veteran of the United States Coast Guard, he began his career on Captiva Island in 1988 at South Seas Plantation Resort and Yacht Harbour. He later started Estate Management in 1995 servicing the islands as a full serviced residential property management company. In 2007/2008, he was hired as Vice President of Operations at Ernie Els Design, an international golf course design and real-estate development group. Integrity and excellence in both development and community service are core principles that guide Ken and his team. EM LLC has a long-term track record of providing extraordinary service in managing properties for their clients.
Alec Suarez is a fifth generation native Floridian, was born and raised in Fort Myers and Sanibel/Captiva Island. He gained a wealth of knowledge and strong appreciation for the islands while attending The Sanibel School. Everyday after school, he would observe his mother, LeAne Taylor Suarez, become a powerhouse in selling luxury real estate on Sanibel and Captiva Island. At a young age, he knew what he wanted to do. While attending Bishop Verot Catholic High School, Alec continued his island-education by working weekends on Sanibel/Captiva Island for his fathers property management and construction company.
Austin Suarez is the first “fifth-generation” native Floridian and is currently working as a property manager in Estate Management LLC, a full service property management company.
Boasting a sound academic record, Austin attended Sanibel School and Bishop Verot Catholic High School. He continued his education with academic and athletic scholarships at Florida Southern College, playing for the Men’s NCAA Division II Lacrosse Team. Austin recently graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Political Science and was selected to The National Society of Leadership and Success.