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Stephen Leopold is an honors graduate from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
In 1973, while still at the McGill Faculty of Law, he became an investigator on the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Activities (Senator Sam Ervin's Watergate Committee).
Following his initial foray into politics, Leopold began, what would ultimately become, his career in real estate. Over the course of two years, Leopold established himself as one of Montreal's leading commercial real estate brokers.
In 1975, Leopold's visibility lead to his appointment as Executive Assistant to Brian Mulroney during Mulroney's 1975-1976 bid for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. Mulroney would later become Prime Minister of Canada.
After the campaign ended, Leopold returned to real estate and became the youngest Vice President of Canada's largest mortgage banker, now a division of the Royal Bank of Canada.
In 1977 Leopold formed Leopold Property Consultants, which became one of the largest companies in North America representing only tenants and office users.
In 1993 Leopold relocated to New York City to pursue large scale property development in Manhattan. One of Leopold's largest developments included conceiving and creating over two acres of food courts in the World Trade Center. Leopold later sold his interest in the World Trade Center projects shortly before the September 11, 2001 attacks.
In 2003, Stephen took over as chairman of William B. May International, New York City's oldest real estate firm. He has been a guest speaker and lecturer at numerous universities and colleges including McGill University, The University of Toronto, Concordia University, The University of Alberta, UCLA, and Hofstra University.
Mr. Leopold has served on the Boards of Directors of the University Club of Montreal, the Edmonton Art Gallery, Ruby Foo's Restaurant and Hotel, the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, and the Canadian Guild of Crafts. He presently serves on the Board of Governors of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute which is responsible for the the Four Freedoms Awards as well as the Presidential Library, home, and grounds of the late President in Hyde Park, New York.
Recently, Mr. Leopold was highlighted as a featured "expert" in Donald Trump's latest book The Best Real Estate Advice I Ever Received: 100 Top Experts Share Their Strategies (ISBN 0-307-20999-7).
Leopold's activities today involve the creation of new enterprises, venture capital, as well as the representation of an elite real estate clientele.