Leah serves as the City Leader for Transwestern San Antonio. In this leadership role, her objectives are to grow Transwestern’s San Antonio operations, elevate client services, attract new talent and create new business opportunities for the firm. Gallagher has a 20+ year tenure with Transwestern, most recently serving as Managing Director in the Capital Markets group based in Austin.
Leah was appointed to the Transwestern Board of Directors in 2021. In Leah’s tenure with Transwestern, she served in multiple roles in both the Houston and Austin locations. Her most recent role was Managing Director for the Capital Markets group with Transwestern’s Central Texas operations where she focused on the disposition and acquisition of office, retail, and industrial properties for a variety of major institutional, government, and private clients. Leah provided capital markets expertise and developed new business relationships for Transwestern’s Investment Services and Capital Markets groups locally, nationally and internationally. Leah also worked closely with leasing and management personnel to advise clients on valuation maximization strategies and create optimal exit strategies for both single assets and portfolios.
Prior to rejoining Transwestern, Leah worked at Jones Lange LaSalle in Houston, where as Vice President of Capital Markets her responsibilities included providing capital solutions for a wide variety of investors, occupiers and clients, as well as planning and business development activities. Leah has been responsible for the valuation, sale, financing, repositioning, and recapitalization of a multitude of properties as well as advisory and receivership turnaround of troubled assets. Over the past 10 years, Leah has completed over $1.1 billion in sales transactions in Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Oklahoma City. Prior to Jones Lang LaSalle, Leah spent 11 years with Transwestern’s Houston and Austin offices providing both Investment Sales and Property Management services.
Leah actively participates in programs presented by: The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). Leah was recognized by Black’s Guide in 2009 as one of the Top Young Guns under the age of 35 in Houston commercial real estate. Leah also received Transwestern’s Rising Star award in 2008, recognizing her achievements in investment sales. Leah is proud to serve as Treasurer of Boerne Youth Football and Cheer Association.
Leah received her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin. She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Texas.