Welcome to Kathryn Leas' BrandYourself webpage. Kathryn is currently the Marketing Manager and Sales Associate for TTR Sotheby's International Realty, working out of TTR's McLean, VA office . Kathryn is also a successful entrepreneur and has founded; Lulu Bella Boutique, a discount designer resale boutique and DesignChic, a consulting firm that assists clients with all aspects of design, organization, management, fashion and more. Please contact Kathryn Leas with any questions.
Kathryn Leas is Marketing Manager and a Licensed Sales Associate at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. As one of the youngest members of the TTR Sotheby’s team, Kathryn has quickly made a name for herself and has made significant contributions to the company.
Upon taking over the role of Marketing and Business Manager for the companies McLean, VA office, Kathryn has increased the social media and online presence of TTR Sotheby’s. Kathryn has also implemented new organizational procedures, increasing the office’s productivity. One of Kathryn Leas’ most significant contributions has been the coordination and successful execution of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, Washington Luxury Tour, and a charitable event, which benefitted CharityWorks. This years Washington Luxury Tour raised over $500,000 for CharityWorks, this amount is more than double the funds raised in 2011.
Kathryn is also a very successful entrepreneur and has founded numerous small businesses including Lulu Bella Boutique and DesignChic Consulting.
Lulu Bella Boutique is a premiere online consignment boutique that offers savvy fashionistas with a vast selection of brand new and gently “pre loved” designer merchandise at a fraction of the retail cost. Founded in 2009 by Kathryn Leas, the business has seen significant increases in profits and sales. During this time, Lulu Bella Boutique has grown significantly and boasts many of the Washington, DC area’s high profile socialites and fashionistas as clients.
Developed from my career in the luxury real estate business and deep seeded love of interior design, decorating, organization, fashion and assisting others in making their homes, offices and closets into the beautiful (functional) space of their dreams. Kathryn Leas established her most recent business venture, DesignChic Consulting (established in 2011). DesignChic’s most popular service is the Closet Cleanse, which incorporates her passion for fashion, design, organizing and re-development.
The Couture Closet Cleanse includes both of Kathryn Leas' ventures. DesignChic and Lulu Bella Boutique become a hybrid, assisting clients with fashion guidance and consolidation, consignment and donation opportunities.
The mission of the DesignChic ‘Closet Cleanse’ is to organize and un-clutter your wardrobe, allowing you to shop from within and re-invent a more fabulous you! To get a full list of services and opportunities please contact Kathryn Leas or visit our website: DesignChic Consulting
Kathryn is an active member of the following organizations: CharityWorks, Washington Humane Society, The USO, National Association of Professional Women, National Association of Realtors and Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.
Ms. Leas has a Bachelors Degree in Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Indiana University. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Certificate in Real Estate and Communications from Georgetown University.
Kathryn Leas's Background
Kathryn Leas's Experience
Leasing Associate at Federal Realty Investment Trust
December 2008 - January 2011 | Rockville, MD
· Provided direct assistance to the Senior Vice President of Leasing
Â· Executed proposals, letters of intent, lease briefs and commission agreements
Â· Developed marketing materials and assisted with brand promotion
Â· Perform general duties; including answering phones and directing calls, maintaining schedules, booking travel, preparing
meeting materials, maintaining records management database systems, and performing other duties upon request
Â· Conducted market research about various retailers to develop presentation for the Board of Directors
Founder at DesignChic Consulting
January 2010 - Present | Bethesda, MD
DesignChic is a full service consulting firm which focuses in the management and design of everyday life. We offer everything from personal organizing service (for closet, home office, bedroom, etc), for a closet cleanse session & consignment company, as a consultant for design and decor concepts or for the complete couture closet overhaul; we do it all. 'Nothing less than perfection' is the phrase that DesignChic is built upon and is the definition of what DesignChic will provide to you.
* Personal Organization
* Design/Decor Planning
* Closet Cleanse
* Interior redesign (outsourced, as needed)
* 'Do it Yourself' Consultation Packages
* Couture Closet Design
* Couture Closet Overhaul
Sales Associate & Event Planner at Creative Parties, LTD
January 2008 - December 2008
Â· Developed relationships with outside vendors, working together to submit design, layout and text for client orders
Â· Communicated with clients to understand their vision and present appropriate design ideas.
Â· Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
Â· Prepare sketches of material, discussing them with clients or supervisors and making necessary changes.
Sales and Marketing Assistant at The Fleisher Group
May 2005 - September 2007 | Bethesda, MD
· Prepare competitive market analyses, representation contracts, purchase agreements, closing statements, deeds and leases
· Responsible for communicating with (potential) clients, providing assistance and taking messages as needed
· Coordinated client meetings, home viewings, inspections, maintenance and held open houses
· Promote sales of properties through virtual and print marketing campaigns
Assistant at Bethesda Builders Ltd
January 2001 - January 2005
Luxury Custom Homes in the Bethesda/DC Metro Area
Marketing Coordinator, Sales Associate at TTR Sotheby's International Realty
March 2012 - Present | McLean, VA
Owner at Lulu Bella Boutique
Lulu Bella Boutique is an upscale designer new and resale online boutique. Lulu Bella is strongly committed to providing only the most covetable designers, brand names, top quality merchandise for the lowest possible prices.
Lulu Bella Boutique accepts men's and women's clothing, shoes, jewelry and designer handbags in perfect condition.
Approximately 25% of our inventory comes from consigners, which include many of Washington, DC's socialites and television personalities. Needless to say, each and every piece is flawless and in mint condition.
We are committed to an upscale, contemporary focus and keeping an inventory of high quality fashionable and timeless style. All while keeping prices between 40% and 80% below retail.
Kathryn Leas's Education
2004 – 2007
Kathryn Leas's Interests & Activities
Luxury Real Estate, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Fashion, Organization, Marketing, Social Media, Entrepreneurship/Business Development, Event Planning, Lulu Bella Boutique, DesignChic Consulting, TTR Sotheby's, Residential Real Estate Sales, Pintrest, Blogging,
Spending time with my family, movie Sunday's, wedding planning, vacation at Kiawah Island - SC, The Inn at Perry Cabin - St. Michael's MD, baking, arts & crafts, scrapbooking, graphic design projects and spending hours on pinterest!