LOS ANGELES—At the age of 61, Joshua WalterLeonard, a senior partner at Deloitte anda pioneer in Los Angeles' leasing advisoryplatform, passed away peacefully at Cedars-SinaiHospital after battling lymphatic cancer. Leonard issurvived by his wife, Linda, his mother, Bertha, and his siblings,Barney and Rachel, and his colleagues, clients and those he taughtand mentored will miss him.


Leonard made a significant contribution to the commercial realestate industry, establishing and leading the leasing advisorypractice for Deloitte for 17 years. In that time, he developedlease audit techniques for corporate tenants, andhe authored and ran a copyrighted lease auditing training program,which was offered throughout the country. Leonard began his storiedcareer at Price Waterhouse and GettyOil, which eventually led to senior management positionswith Maguire Thomas Partners, LeaseholdTechnology Group and Grubb andEllis.


Born in Philadelphia, Leonard earned a Bachelor of Science inpublic accounting at Ithaca College in 1975 andreceived his CPA license in 1977. Following in his father andgrandfather's footsteps, he dedicated his career to public financeand accounting. In his personal life, Josh was an avid squashplayer, golfer and dedicated husband to his wife Linda.


A Celebration of Life is being held in Josh's memory onSaturday, September 20th at 2:30pm in Hollywood Hills at theOld North Church at Forest Lawn MemorialPark. Family and friends are welcome to attend andshare fond memories that celebrate Josh's life. For those whomay wish to contribute, but cannot attend are welcomed to sendtheir fond memories via email to [email protected] andyour sentiments will be shared with Josh's loved ones. In addition,donations can be made in Josh's memory to: City of Hope, 1055Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017, Attn: Joe Komsky.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.