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Leigh Richter CPM® Emeritus

Executive Vice President

Bradford Commercial
Real Estate Services

Corporate Office

10440 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1150
Dallas, TX 75231


Leigh specializes in the leasing and brokerage of retail, office, industrial properties and land for development, representing both buyers and sellers, as well as representing tenants. Her background includes project leasing, property management and asset management, as well as personal ownership of commercial properties. A leader in the industry, Leigh is known for creative problem solving and for results-oriented marketing skills.

Leigh’s extensive background includes the leasing, sale and/or management of projects such as these properties:

  • Potter Square- 32,000 SF Knox-Henderson area - Specialty retail & restaurants. Ongoing leasing/asset management assignment since 1995.
  • McKinney Avenue – 14,000 SF Retail property
  • Adele Hunt Furniture Building – Snider Plaza – 21,000 SF
  • Snider Plaza – 10,300 SF – Retail & Office building
  • Lovers Lane – Retail leasing for several local family offices.
  • 610 Uptown Blvd, Cedar Hill, TX – 76,905 SF – Retail & Office building
  • Westgrove Air Plaza, Addison, TX – 80,000 SF – Office & Hangars + Land
  • Disposition of 13 Office/Flex assets for Maxim Integrated Products


Other projects have included the Forum 303 Regional Mall in Arlington, Plaza of the Americas (a mixed-use CBD project – 750,000 sf office, 150,000 sf retail, ice rink, hotel & 1,000 car garage), Olla Podrida Marketplace (67,000 sf specialty/artist mall) and neighborhood centers in Dallas, Addison, Plano, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Hurst/Bedford, Arlington and Waco, Texas.

A native of Dallas, Ms. Richter is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Leigh was recruited in 2011 to join the Cox Advisory Board for the SMU Cox Business School. She continued to serve as an advisor/mentor to MBA students, as well as Undergraduate Business students through 2020.

She has held the designation of Certified Property Manager (CPM®) since 1985 and is a member of the Dallas Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). In 2019, she became a CPM Emeritus.

A member of CREW Dallas since 1986 and CREW National Network, Leigh served as the 2008 President for the Dallas chapter. In 2009 she served as the Chair of the CREW In the Community Board and the Strategic Advisor in 2010. In 2009, she was Chair of the Governance & Membership Committee for CREW National Network.

In 2012, CREW in the Community awarded Leigh the first ever Community Service Award.

In 2014, CREW Dallas awarded Leigh the Outstanding Achievement Award. The OAA is the highest award and recognition given each year to a CREW Dallas Member. Dating back to 1984, CREW Dallas has honored individual members who have demonstrated achievement excellence in several areas:

  • Career
  • Professional distinction
  • Industry peer recognition
  • Service to the community 
  • Involvement within CREW Dallas and/or CREW Network.  

Texas Women’s Foundation (formerly Dallas Women’s Foundation) elected Leigh as a Trustee and she served from 2009 through 2013, following her service term in 2008 as the CREW Dallas Board Representative. She represents the Foundation in their leasing of office space.

Ms. Richter completed a 6-year term (2006-2011) on the Board of Directors of Our Friends Place, a non-profit organization that provides a safe, home environment for girls and young women. She continues to serve on the Advisory Council and represents the non-profit in its office lease negotiations.

In 2011, Bank of America recognized Ms. Richter with one of their Local Hero Awards for Dallas, as part of their national Neighborhood Excellence Program. Our Friends Place received a grant of $5,000 for her recognition.

In 2016, Our Friends Place named Leigh as the recipient of the Ebby Award. The Ebby Award recognizes individuals who contribute significant achievements for the advancement of girls and women in North Texas. It is named after Ebby Halliday Acers for her commitment and contributions to women in our community; Ebby was the first recipient of the award in 2005.

Other industry affiliations include North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR) and Preservation Dallas.

Community involvement includes the Historical Society of Dallas, Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, Kimball Art Museum and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Leigh completed a 3-year term as a Director on the Board of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR), from 2017 to 2019.

Leigh was elected to serve as a Director on the Preservation Dallas Board of Trustees and served from 2019 through 2023. She continues to be a member of the Preservation Issues Committee.

In December 2017, Leigh was approved by Dallas City Council to be appointed to the City of Dallas Landmark Commission. Her initial term ran through September 2019 and she represented District 12. In October 2019, the new District 12 City Councilmember re-appointed her for another two-year term which ran through September 2021.

In November 2019, Leigh joined the Frankford Preservation Foundation Board and is responsible for maintaining and operating the Historic Frankford Church (established in 1897), the 5-acre Blackland Prairie and the Indian Spring which was a water source for the Native Indians and settlers in this area of North Texas. This site adjoins the Frankford Cemetery which traces its history back to the 1860’s.


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    Property: The Highlander
    Flex For Lease

    The Highlander

    2532 2542 Highlander Way | Carrollton, TEXAS

    Type: Office/Warehouse

    11,196 SF

    Rental Rate: $13.00

    Property: Midkel Plaza - Pad Site
    Pad Site Ground Lease

    Midkel Plaza - Pad Site

    Midway Road | Addison, TEXAS

    Type: Pad Site

    45,738 SF

    Call for Price

    Property: Chenault Court
    Flex For Lease

    Chenault Court

    2009 Chenault Drive | Carrollton, TEXAS

    Type: Office/Showroom

    4,901 SF

    Rental Rate: $13.00 Triple Net

    Property: Berkshire Court - Suite 610 & 620
    Office For Sublease

    Berkshire Court - Suite 610 & 620

    8411 Preston Road | Dallas, TEXAS

    Type: Sublease

    5,277 SF

    Rental Rate: $29.00 Per SF

    NNN Rate: $18.50 Per SF

    Property: Cross Timbers Village
    Retail For Lease

    Cross Timbers Village

    4151 & 4251 Cross Timbers Road | Flower Mound, TEXAS

    Type: Shopping Center

    1,037 SF

    Call for Rate

    NNN Rate: $15.70 PSF

    Property: Hickory Creek Center
    Retail For Lease

    Hickory Creek Center

    6060 S Stemmons Fwy | Hickory Creek, TEXAS

    Type: Retail/Office

    1,000 SF

    Call for Rate

    Property: MacArthur Marketplace
    Retail For Lease

    MacArthur Marketplace

    7979 N Mac Arthur Blvd | Irving, TEXAS

    Type: Shopping Center

    1,567 SF

    Call for Rate

    NNN Rate: $16.90 PSF


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