Auction.com, the online real estate marketplace, announced that it named Lee Leslie as executive vice president and chief legal officer. Leslie has served as the company’s interim general counsel for four months.
At Auction.com, Leslie will oversee all legal, regulatory, intellectual property, corporate transactional and governance matters.
“Lee has been a terrific addition to the Auction.com executive team,” said Jeff Frieden, Auction.com’s chief executive officer. “His legal expertise, combined with his years of experience in launching and growing real estate and lending companies, has already proved invaluable in our ongoing efforts to expand the nation’s top online real estate marketplace.”
Leslie brings more than 20 years of legal and real estate experience to Auction.com. Prior to joining Auction.com in 2014, Leslie was the founder and chief executive officer of online real estate services firm HouseTech Real Estate, which is now a subsidiary of Auction.com.
Earlier in his career, Leslie also served as chief legal officer at LendingTree Loans and LowerMyBills.com.
“I am excited to be part of Auction.com during such an important time in this company’s growth and our industry’s evolution toward a new way of transacting real estate,” Leslie said. “These past few months have given me powerful insight into the way Auction.com brings speed, transparency and fairness to the way real estate is bought and sold.”