Leila Keene Real Estate Team
Lincoln Park Office
2526 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Contact Me
  • Office 773.697.5555
  • Direct 773.770.7473
  • Cell 312.953.6161
  • Fax 323.316.2415




Leila Keene has been a full-time professional REALTOR® since 1991 specializing in the sales and marketing of homes throughout Chicago.

Leila comes to real estate from a career in corporate computer sales, having focused on the sales and servicing of custom designed software to financial institutions. Traveling throughout the country, training management in the application of financial software, Leila honed important skills in communication and marketing as well as developed the ability to explain complicated subjects in a patient and easily understood manner. These skills, along with her in-depth understanding of the real estate industry, have helped Leila ensure success for hundreds of home buyers and sellers.


Consistently outstanding in her field, Leila has received numerous awards in recognition of her exemplary performance on behalf of clients. 

Professional Designations

Leila believes that one of the keys to success, both for herself and her clients, is a continuously updated education. She takes many classes and seminars to increase her effectiveness and has earned two of the real estate industry's most prestigious professional designations: GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) and CRS (Certified Residential Specialist). Nationally recognized, these designations are earned through a rigorous course of study as well as demonstrated professional experience. They are Leila's assurance to you that she provides quality service.


Leila is a member of the Chicago Board of REALTORS® where she helps shape the future of real estate in the area by serving on the Data Input Technology committee and also a member of the Professional Standards committee. In addition to her local involvement. Leila is also a member of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.  All of these associations uphold a strict code of ethics and ensure that their members are up to date on the latest marketing techniques and legislation affecting real estate.

Personal Information

A native of Boston, Leila has lived in Chicago for the past 27 years. She attended the University of Denver and holds a BSBA degree in General Business from that Institution. In her spare time, Leila enjoys attending the symphony and the theater. She also enjoys working out, skiing, boating and travel.

Professional Philosophy

Leila has a very simply stated professional philosophy that is achieved only through extensive experience and in-depth understanding of the market. Leila strives to have satisfied clients that will feel comfortable referring her to their friends and collegues. Beginning with open and honest communication and proceeding throughout the transaction with dedication, integrity and hard work, Leila works to ensure the complete happiness of her clients. She understands that the sale or purchase of real estate is one of life's biggest financial transactions and takes her role as advisor during that transaction very seriously.

Totally dedicated to pleasing her buyers and sellers, Leila Keene is the kind of real estate professional who will do her best to make this real estate transaction your best.



  • Broker
  • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
  • GRI - Graduate Realtor Institute
  • LeadingRE Relocation Specialist


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"Excellent in getting the job done in the timeline and brings only authentic buyers or Lesee to your attention! Never had any negative clients so far I had dealt with in the past10 years I have been with her ! Highly recommend her to give you the exact market update as well as the needs of yours to be fulfilled !"


by prema sivashanker

"Leila is a lifesaver. I had a negative experience living in a Lakeview apartment that I had found on my own (leaks, poor maintenance, bugs, etc.). I was being let out of my lease, so Leila sat down with me and provided outstanding consultation on what my recommended options were for a new living situation. We determined that a condo building was going to be the right fit for my needs and lifestyle, and she quickly helped me identify a number of available units for me to visit over he next two days. She handled all of the logistical arrangements for me, was consistently responsive throughout our time working together, and most importantly, was very transparent and straightforward with me. She took me out of an extremely stressful situation and partnered with me getting me into a much better arrangement.

Leila has been in the business for almost 30 years and knows the ins and outs of it while being extremely adept at navigating the market. I am grateful to have had her help finding my current condo rental, which I love."


by Andrea Sugano

"This is my second time working with Leila, but she was excellent yet again! We looked at 10-15 properties before finding the ultimate purchase and she was very helpful in pointing out potential flaws and nuisances that a homeowner shouldn't have. Excellent professional!"


by dquiatspam

"Leila helped my company find a commercial office lease with specific requirements for build-out. We looked for more than 6 months until we found the right opportunity. It wasn't easy, but Leila stuck with us through several rounds of negotiations on several properties, even when things fell through. I wanted to give up a few times, but Leila insisted that we keep looking. She is highly dedicated to her clients; she even got in her car and drove around the neighborhoods we were interested in when the listings weren't plentiful! When it came time to negotiate, I loved that Leila stayed involved and went to bat for us. She was a great agent and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to my friends and family."


by Lauren Greenwood

"I had the opportunity to work with Leila on the sale of my home. She was great to work with and very responsive to all my questions. I would recommend working with her as her knowledge of the Chicago real estate market is strong and she made the process easy."


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