Lee has propelled her passion for real estate, spanning over two and half decades, into ranking in the top 1.49% of Realtors nationwide and among the top 3% of Agents worldwide within her Brokerage, consisting of 96,000 Realtors®️ across 2,800 offices in 49 countries. In addition, Lee has been named by RealTrends + Tom Ferry’s America’s Best Real Estate Professionals as ranking in the top 1.49% of more than 1.6 million licensed Realtors®️ nationwide. She has honed her impressive sales and marketing skills and built a massive database of clients and top-rated colleagues. She is well regarded within the industry and thrives on the fast pace of the business.
Her greatest satisfaction is the joy her clients receive from buying and selling with a trusted advisor and a skilled consultant by their side. Her team is highly knowledgeable, with customer service always a top priority. Formerly the Director of Lee Arthur Studio, a Contemporary Art gallery in New York City’s NoHo neighborhood, founded in 1991, Lee holds a B.A. from Connecticut College. Born and raised on Long Island’s north shore, Lee spent summers in the Hamptons and worked in Manhattan for 12 years before relocating to the West Coast. Extensively well-traveled, Lee’s work as a contemporary Art Dealer led her from New York’s 7 Bond Street to Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Delhi, Madras, Cairo, Venice, Rome, Paris, London, Madrid, Barcelona and Caracas. Lee is active in several charities where she serves on the board. She is the current President and past board member of her neighborhood Property Owner’s Association in Malibu.
In addition, Lee was Vice President elect of the Malibu Association of Realtors® in 2002 and served as a past Director from 1999-2001. She is a Certified Relocation Specialist and Architectural Specialist. With great attention to detail in sales, marketing, negotiations, customer service and client relations, Lee also serves as a mentor to several newer Realtors®. Married in ‘96 to Leo LaPlante, a Malibu resident since 1978, Lee and Leo are proud parents of twin daughters, born in 2002. Leo is also stepmother to two grown sons, based in New York City and Austin, TX.
Lee’s vast international client base is the foundation for her burgeoning real estate business, with repeat referrals adding to her continued success in the industry. Lee is devoted to helping Buyers and Sellers invest in Real Estate and works out of offices in both Malibu and Pacific Palisades. Lee is devoted to helping Buyers and Sellers invest in Real Estate and works out of offices in both Malibu and Pacific Palisades.