University Realty

Meet Eric Leightman

Broker/Owner

Eric Leightman

Broker/Owner

Eric grew up in Hollywood, Florida, and then came to the University of Florida in 2001 to become a life-time Gator. He fell in love with his wife Rachel and they now have 3 young children: Ari (7), Brielle (5), and Jaren (2). While in his Junior year at UF, Eric obtained his real estate license and started working at a local brokerage while still in college. After graduating in 2005 Summa Cum Laude from UF’s Warrington College of Business, he started assisting developers, buyers, and sellers with properties near UF campus.

Within 5 years of graduating, Eric was named as one of the top real estate professionals in the entire nation. Thirty Realtors under thirty years old were chosen throughout the country to represent outstanding professionalism and service in the field of real estate. Read the published article about Eric's accomplishment. Eric and his business partner Matt then teamed up to form University Realty in 2009. They have known each other since they were childhood tennis camp friends. Eric has individually sold over $100,000,000 in real estate near UF, and enjoys being able to give buyers and sellers expert advice in the niche market near UF campus.

When he’s not working, Eric loves spending time in his backyard with Brielle and Jaren, playing baseball with Ari, and connecting with friends. He loves playing golf, basketball, tennis, being in nature, playing chess, and reading. He is passionate about mentoring young parents and college students at his church. Eric has been going to Kenya and Malawi over the past 12 years with a non-profit organization focused on helping the poor in educational settings.

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