Leil is the proud Owner and President of Equity One Real Estate, Inc. and lives on the slopes of Haleakala. Born and raised in Minnesota, Leil majored in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University in Oregon where he received his degree in 1979.
He was a Disc Jockey (DJ) on Maui for two years when disco was the rage and is also the Executive Producer for Lahaina Records. Since 1994 Leil has been the President and Publisher for "Real Estate Maui Style" Magazine. In his spare time he studies Ki-Aikido. He was awarded the Shodan black belt in March 2002 and the Nidan 2nd Degree Black Belt in 2003. He also assists in training the Maui Police Department Recruits twice a year.
Leil has served as the 1996 President for the Maui Board of Realtors as well as held the office of President for the Hawaii Association of Realtors in 2000.
In 1992 he received the prestigious CCIM designation (Certified Commercial Investment Member) and served as the Hawaii CCIM Chapter Treasurer in 1995 and held the office of President in 1997. He has served on numerous committees for the national CCIM Institute and became their Region II Vice President in 1999. Notably he participated in their Leadership Academy in 2004, their Strategic Planning Committee, Professional Standards Committee, Knowledge Management Task Force and is the Presidential Liaison for 2005-2006. In 2012 he was elected to be the National President for the CCIM Institute.