With a background in city planning working with former Councilmen Kevin Faulconer in District 2 and Mark Kersey of District 5, over a decade in project management for events and then several years heading extensive marketing campaigns for the private sector, Lesha Montoya joined forces with Jim Taylor and Scott Cook of SVNAAG Commercial Sales team in early 2016. After SVNAAG’s merge with PCC, Lesha joined Pacific Coast Commercial in December of 2019 as Associate Vice President of Sales and Leasing. Her primary focus is multifamily and redevelopment land acquisitions & dispositions, and office, retail, and industrial sales and leasing in various parts of the county. Lesha sees the value in crossing state lines and works hard to bring buyers to various markets around the United States where higher yield markets still exist for investors.
A fifth generation San Diegan and a local to East County, Lesha was appointed by SDAR (San Diego Association of REALTORS®) to Government Affairs Committee 2017, Vice- Chair 2018 and Chair 2019; Elected to the SDAR Board of Directors 2019-2023, CAR appointed Key Contact to Assemblyman Randy Voepel 71st District 2017-2021 and appointed by NAR (National Assoc. of REALTORS®) serving under Bob Kavane committee to Congressman Scott Peters of the 52nd District as a Federal Political Coordinator 2017,2018 2019; also serving San Diego Tax Payers Association appointment to the ICOC for Santee School Board 2012-2015 Bond Measure R, Vice-Chair 2014-2015; appointed the third alternate for the San Diego Redistricting Commission in 2010 by San Diego Superior Court Judges; appointed 4th Vice President- Fundraising for the La Mesa Woman’s Club 2014; on the Board of Directors for the Lincoln Club of San Diego from 2009-2012; and was a GOP State Delegate 2012-2014, 2017-2021. Selected a Judge for the Miss California Pageant 2013 and served on the Screen Actors Guild Nominating Committee in 2005 following more than two decades in arts & entertainment industry - as SAG/AFTRA Professional Actor/Host/Model/Dancer Choreographer for commercials, TV/movie production & theatrical endeavors. Lesha now serves the commercial entertainment industry as a specialist in relocation services, leasing and sales as a REALTOR®. In 2019 Lesha was handpicked by City Attorney Mara Elliott to be on her 5-Member Board for the Family Justice Center which seeks to protect victims of domestic violence, assaults and sex trafficking by empowering them with legal services, medical and therapies, relocation services, education and skill building while encouraging them to standup to their assailants, prosecuting whenever possible and moving forward towards a better life. Lesha now serves as your chair of Your Safe Place Foundation.
With education near and dear to her heart, Lesha has provided over $110K in grants and has created programs for K-12 and collegiate in the arts. Lesha still loves politics, making a difference in her community and constantly growing mentally and spiritually.
Background & Experience
Pacific Coast Commercial
December 2019 – Present
Associate Vice President - Sales & Leasing
SVN | Asset Advisory Group
2016 – December 2019
Education & Professional Development
BFA - Public Administration (City Planning Emphasis)
Partial MCP - SDSU 1995-1996
Certified Grant Writer - SDSU 2010
PMP - Masters Certification - USC 2012
California Department of Real Estate (Lic. 02007808), Salesperson
SDAR Board of Directors 2019 - 2023
CAR-California Association of REALTORS®
NAR- National Association of REALTORS®
Lincoln Club Board of Directors 2009 - 2012
GOP Delegate 2010 - 2021
Your Safe Place Foundation, Chair 2021