Joe Leslie

Joe joined West Creek in 2019 as the Director of Real Estate. Joe has extensive experience in the real estate industry and plays a lead role in structuring and overseeing land acquisition opportunities in support of the organization’s mission. Joe’s responsibilities include assessing land values, conducting and assisting in contractual negotiations, overseeing inspections and contingencies, and other efforts necessary to bring multi-faceted conservation transactions to a close throughout northeast Ohio. In his most recent role prior to joining West Creek, Joe was instrumental in the acquisition and conservation of thousands of acres of land throughout northern Ohio. Joe believes West Creek stands out among local land conservation organizations with their significant focus on clean, clear, and safe waters. He is a life-long resident of Northeast Ohio and feels fortunate to have an opportunity to work where his strengths can continue to be utilized within the conservation community.