The Leder Group is the product of forty years of successful real estate investing orchestrated by Dr. Samuel E. Leder. Dr. Leder began his career as a veterinarian in 1962. By 1964, Academy Animal Hospital, located on Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale, opened its doors as his first small animal practice. December 1995 marked the sale of the last of Dr. Leder's eleven veterinary practices. While his veterinary license is still active, he no longer practices.

Shortly after the inception of Dr. Leder's first veterinary practice, he began investing in commercial real estate. His approach, at the time, had more to do with creating alternate sources of cash flow to supplement what he could produce from his veterinary practice than with trying to create a real estate organization.

In August 1995, Dr. Leder's oldest son, Sean Leder, returned to Florida from New York City to work with his father on the family's real estate interests. Previously, Sean spent two years working on Wall Street, the last of which was spent underwriting equity and debt financings for Real Estate Investment Trusts with Merrill Lynch in their Real Estate Investment Banking Division. During that time, Sean had the opportunity to work with some of the most professionally managed and well-financed real estate organizations in the country.

Sean Leder, as Chief Executive Officer of The Leder Group, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the family's and their partners' holdings. Additionally, he is responsible for evaluating all new acquisition, development and management opportunities.

The Leder Group Philosophy on investing in real estate is based on the aggressive and proactive acquisition and management of assets that are approached from a buy and hold perspective. We are very selective based on the fact that we are averse to selling assets once they have been acquired.

Dr. Leder's forty years of investing experience, coupled with the youthful energy of his son, empowers The Leder Group to maximize opportunities in the acquisition, development and management of investment properties.