Marathon Property Solutions
3704 Old Battleground Road
Greensboro, NC 27410
336-698-4250 x 101
As a Greensboro, NC native, Neal has spent most of his career working in commercial real estate physically throughout North Carolina, but business-wise, all throughout the country and beyond.
In 1997, Neal joined Maus, Warwick, Matthews & Co. Commercial Real Estate in Wilmington, NC where he took an active role in commercial leasing. As Neal learned the business, he developed a great relationship with PPD Development to expand their national office/labratory operations in Richmond, VA, Madison, WI, Trenton, NJ, Research Triangle Park, NC, and Wilmington, NC. He also worked with Wilmington Health Associations, PA to expand their office operations throughout the Wilmington, NC market. During this time, he developed the retail locations for Papa John's Pizza, Check-N-Go, Advance America Cash Advance Services, Labor Finders, Roly Poly Sandwiches, etc.
In early 2003, Neal formed Franchise Real Estate, Inc., a commercial real estate company that eventually became part of United Franchise Group (UFG), one of the country's largest Franchisors representing such brands as SIGN*A*RAMA, EmbroidMe, BillboardConnection, Biz1Brokers-FranchiseMart, and Plan Ahead Events. Neal quickly rose to Vice President of Real Estate for the company and handled the site selection, lease negotiations, and construction management for over 425 EmbroidMe stores and 300 SIGN*A*RAMAs in three countries. Through various consulting agreements, Neal has handled the real estate needs with a number of other Franchise companies including VirginiaBBQ, Fruit Flowers, and Pilates Joe.
In 2009, Neal and Angie Kent, developed Marathon Property Solutions, LLC, a full service real estate company that primarily focuses in residential leasing and management.
Neal is a proud graduate of The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has has served on the UNCW Alumni Board since 1997 receiving several accolades including ROOKIE OF THE YEAR and BOARD MEMBER OF THE YEAR.
As a Legacy member, Neal joined the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club of Greensboro and currently serves as Vice President (2009-2010) and President-Elect (2010-2011). He was instrumental in the rescue of Safety Town, a Greensboro Child Safety Program, from closure with the reformation of Safety Town, Inc., a non-profit organization between the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club of Greensboro and the Greensboro Police Department, where he serves proudly as President. He is an avid runner and has completed nine marathons and fifteen half marathons.
Recently, Neal has started a road race timing company called PRECISION TIMING SYSTEMS that provides race management services for 5K, 10K, Half Marathons, and Marathon Events.
Neal Leeper and Angie Kent married on June 15, 2014.
Neal lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his daughter, Logan, Age 14, Greysen, age 11, step Daughter Emily Age 24, his thirteen pound "Big Black Cat" (BBC), Coaster, small cat Sassy, and his Australian Shepherd Son DINGO.