Robert Elliott Leslie

Robert Elliott Leslie



Robert Elliott Leslie, Architect

Robert Leslie became a registered architect in New York State in 1985. He opened REL Architecture in 2011 to focus on residential architecture, peer reviews and consulting projects. The firm develops creative and practical solutions to enhance its clients’ enjoyment and raise values of their properties.

From 2005 to 2010 Mr. Leslie worked for Lawless & Mangione, LLP reviewing alterations for apartment buildings in New York City. Prior to that Mr. Leslie was an Account Executive at Brown Harris Stevens from 2002 to 2005.

From 1996 to 2001 Mr. Leslie coordinated site selection, programming, work process analysis and space requirement analysis for headquarters operations for MetLife, Instinet, Hoechst Roussel Vet and McGraw-Hill’s Mid-West operations, among others, with Deloitte and HLW. He was responsible for detailed site comparisons and architectural programming, design coordination, property tours, project management, budgeting and contract negotiations, as well as due diligence and construction monitoring on behalf of property owners, lessees and lenders.

From 1987 to 1996 Mr. Leslie worked for institutional real estate advisors Sentinel Real Estate, The Yarmouth Group and Orix, where his responsibilities included asset management, leasing, project management, acquisitions and dispositions of commercial office and multifamily properties in major American markets. Mr. Leslie served as the owner’s representative for dozens of properties, coordinating market analysis and due diligence, negotiating leases, managing capital improvements and monitoring and documenting construction issues and progress. The value of his property portfolios exceeded $400 million in the 1990s. Prior to his MBA, Mr. Leslie worked for Warren Gran Associates, Architects & Planners and the housing development office of Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens.


The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, MBA, 1987 Pratt Institute, Bachelor of Architecture, 1978


AIA, New York Chapter NCARB
Penn Club of New York