Broker Associate

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  • Office 773.697.5555
  • Direct 773.770.7473
  • Cell 312.953.6161
  • Fax 323.316.2415
Lincoln Park Office
2762 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614




Leila Keene has been a full-time professional REALTOR® since 1991 specializing in the sales and marketing of homes throughout Chicago.

Leila comes to real estate from a career in corporate computer sales, having focused on the sales and servicing of custom designed software to financial institutions. Traveling throughout the country, training management in the application of financial software, Leila honed important skills in communication and marketing as well as developed the ability to explain complicated subjects in a patient and easily understood manner. These skills, along with her in-depth understanding of the real estate industry, have helped Leila ensure success for hundreds of home buyers and sellers.


Consistently outstanding in her field, Leila has received numerous awards in recognition of her exemplary performance on behalf of clients. 

Professional Designations

Leila believes that one of the keys to success, both for herself and her clients, is a continuously updated education. She takes many classes and seminars to increase her effectiveness and has earned two of the real estate industry's most prestigious professional designations: GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) and CRS (Certified Residential Specialist). Nationally recognized, these designations are earned through a rigorous course of study as well as demonstrated professional experience. They are Leila's assurance to you that she provides quality service.


Leila is a member of the Chicago Board of REALTORS® where she helps shape the future of real estate in the area by serving on the Data Input Technology committee and also a member of the Professional Standards committee. In addition to her local involvement. Leila is also a member of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.  All of these associations uphold a strict code of ethics and ensure that their members are up to date on the latest marketing techniques and legislation affecting real estate.

Personal Information

A native of Boston, Leila has lived in Chicago for the past 22 years. She attended the University of Denver and holds a BSBA degree in General Business from that Institution. In her spare time, Leila enjoys attending the symphony and the theater. She also enjoys working out, skiing, boating and travel.

Professional Philosophy

Leila has a very simply stated professional philosophy that is achieved only through extensive experience and in-depth understanding of the market. Leila strives to have satisfied clients that will feel comfortable referring her to their friends and collegues. Beginning with open and honest communication and proceeding throughout the transaction with dedication, integrity and hard work, Leila works to ensure the complete happiness of her clients. She understands that the sale or purchase of real estate is one of life's biggest financial transactions and takes her role as advisor during that transaction very seriously.

Totally dedicated to pleasing her buyers and sellers, Leila Keene is the kind of real estate professional who will do her best to make this real estate transaction your best.


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I wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you for all of your help in a very trying process.  You are very professional and we appreciate that you always have our best interest in mind,

"Not only are you Realtor Extraordinaire, but you are 1 tremendously wonderful woman and dear friend.Thank you for all the many, many thihngs you've done for us. Your generosity is overwhelming!"

-Jane and David
Leila was responsive and really listened to our needs regarding location, space, and time frame. She was professional and pleasant at the same time. Very satisfactory experience. Will keep her in mind for friends or future needs.

-Satisfied Client
Leila was responsive and really listened to our needs regarding location, space, and time frame. She was professional and pleasant at the same time. Very satisfactory experience. Will keep her in mind for friends or future needs.

-New Home Owner
Leila is amazing!  Efficient, effective and caring. In a seller's market it was a great challenge to purchase a condo since it was contingent on selling my old condo. Leila was by my side every step of the way advising me on how to fix up my condo to sell at top price, to fighting for a solid appraisal after I lost my first offer because the appraisal came in at $30,000 less than the asking price, to letting me know which buildings had good reputations when looking for my purchase. She's like a coach to support you through the chaotic process of getting a new home. I highly recommend Leila and Pam, who works with her.

-Cheryl Graeff
Leila, You are a great Realtor! I will recommend you to everyone! Thanks for everything! Toni

Everything was great!! We had a few challenges that made our search more lengthy, but Leila was very professional and understanding. We love our new place and thank you again Leila.

- Briggs