Operational Management

Saving Resources By Creating Structure

With decades of experience advising affluent families, we know firsthand that wealth makes operating family offices and households and managing relationships more complicated. Our intimate understanding of the home and family office category, as well as each of our clients’ lives, enables us to reach the simplest, most satisfying resolutions faster.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Administrative structure
  • Planning and production
  • Reporting and communications
  • Controlling
  • Quality control

Empathy, experience and success are among the reasons clients select Teresa Leigh Home and Family Office to help them sort through and identify problematic operational issues they may be dealing with, and offer the simplest, most satisfying resolutions.


Client Projects We Have Recently Resolved:

“I acquired several properties in quick succession, I would like help streamlining and prioritized my project list. I’d like to move my family into the primary residence as soon as possible, can you help me?”

“Is hiring professional service companies a problem for other families or just mine? Can your service provide an approved list of vendors?”

“Our family has two master craftsmen finishing up projects on our historic home, they have exceptional skills and are easy to work with. I would love to hire them for our vacation property its about 450 miles away, what is the best way to manage this?”

“Our team is having difficulties with bill pay sent from our property managers, we heard your team can streamline the process, when can we start?”

“We’d like our team to learn a better-faster way to collects bids on projects, I need this like tomorrow can we connect sometime today?”

“I really valued the last project your team did for us, Now I’d like to expand that by asking, what would your suggestion be on exiting a vendor? The project is semi-remote and they all know each other, I’m just not happy with this guys work, sloppy. What’s your thought?”

“We would like a better understanding of the bills generated by our families properties, is there a way to ask vendors for a discount on services?”

“We just received a bill from our electrical contractor with 8500.00 in change order fees, our Chief of Staff states they did not approve the changes and now its a ‘he said he said’. It appears we have a minimal paper trail to prove anything, I absolutely do not want to lose anyone over this, I need your guidance.”

“The property septic tank needed to be replaced and we agreed on the project cost, somehow the timing of the removal and the install of the new system became intangible. We would not want to litigate this vendor but I’ve lost patience in how we are going to remedy this situation, I heard you can solve this.”

“This is going to sound odd but I need your help, we have a few household staff and a handyman who happens to be related to one of our housekeepers. This housekeeper also nanny’s for us, she and a landscaper fellow from a local company appear to be having a romantic relationship. Our handyman and the landscaper were seen having a heated argument with other day on our front lawn. We are very private people and don’t want any problems. Need to speak with you as soon as possible.”


Testimonials

Testimonials

Bradley

San Francisco, California, Seattle, Washington
“Hands down the best advisor I have ever hired. They have helped me and my husband for over 11 years. Teresa and her team are truly unique in their ability to expedite flawlessly all the projects I send them. Teresa Leigh is my go-to advisor for home, vendors, and employees.”

Edward

Princeton, New Jersey
“Teresa offers us a safe place to talk through a variety of topics. We call her for insight, candor, and problem solving. My brother and I highly recommend Teresa. You’ll be in good hands.”

Colin

New York, New York & Dublin, Ireland
“Teresa's advisory service is my favorite—hands down the best. They manage everything and make it look easy.”

Pilar

Seattle, Washington
“My husband and I were referred by a dear friend. We were struggling to care for my aging parents while dealing with renovation projects and were positive more than one vendor was double dipping on billing. Teresa and her team prioritized a project list and solved the problems. We even received a refund from a vendor. Thank God for Teresa.”

Stephen

Founder-Family Office, Denver, Colorado
“We have had great success with a number of complex family office staffing issues. Teresa has a remarkable way of listening and getting straight to identifying the problem and presenting us a quick solution. Truly remarkable skills.”

Susan

Portland Oregon, Reno, Nevada
“My word, where do I begin? Teresa has worked as an advisor for our family for over 15 years. She is wonderful at listening and understanding my problems; sometimes I can’t even vocalize them myself. An emotional issue we dealt with recently—my mom was doing great at the age of 81 and then she wasn’t. Teresa helped us to hire a full-time care team and communicated all the details with our family office. I thank God every day for her being in our lives.”

Bob

Lexington, Kentucky, Birmingham, Michigan
“Teresa has helped me more than she will ever know. I will be the first to admit I am not savvy when it comes to hiring and managing people. We have had great success with a number of projects. Excellent service. I refer this firm to all my friends.”

Racine

COO Family Office, Boston, Massachusetts
“Teresa helped us settle a situation with property employees and back wages owed. This was successfully resolved and we retained our employees!Teresa is best at resolving delicate problems with staff. Highly recommend her firm and services.”

Andre

Atlanta, Georgia
“Teresa is so easy and chill to talk with. She makes life easier for me and my kids. I would offer a recommendation of her advisory service to every family."

Rob

"I hired Teresa to help me with my 93-year-old mother. Teresa was able to get me through finding the right care for her and then hiring staff for my own homes. I cannot say enough kind words to express my appreciation for Teresa's excellent service and care for my mother."

Richard

Ann Arbor, Michigan
“Great firm. We had just acquired a large property out of state and needed help with all kinds of things. Teresa's counsel was dead on and gave us immediate direction for next steps. We have continued to engage services for over 10 years.”

Anna

Long Island, New York
“Teresa is such a blessing to me and my late husband. I call on her for household property things, house staff, or if we need a local vendor. My family office hired Teresa as an advisor for other family members. I would definitely refer her company.”

Antonio

"I am grateful every day for the wonderful help Ms. Leigh has brought into my life. She has helped me to hire a bookkeeper, a personal assistant, a nanny for my daughter and made organization of all my life. I am blessed beyond words to know her and to recommend her magnificent skills."

Greg

Palo Alto, California, Austin, Texas
“We have worked with Teresa for a little over eight years. We started with two homes and bought a ranch in Southern California. Teresa stepped into our lives, hired staff, created structure, and streamlined the accounting and communication processes. Teresa is a lifesaver. Her sincerity, sensitivity, and guidance are unparalleled.”

Daniel

SFO Memphis, Tennessee
“Teresa really understands the needs of our families. Over the last four to five years, Teresa has helped us successfully hire six new staff members for our office and properties. Teresa's ability to match candidates to our culture, personality, and skill requirements is remarkably accurate. We have had zero turnover since working with her firm. I would recommend her service to all family offices.“

Beth

"The family office I work for hired Teresa for an elderly family member in need of complex care. The family was overjoyed with her service and her sensitivity. All of us would happily recommend Teresa."

Jun

Providence, Rhode Island
“My mom said contact Ms. Leigh to help with my new house problems. I am very glad to work with her. Teresa is always willing to listen and guide me to make the good decisions. I have saved a lot of money and hired good employees with her helping us. My dad in California also uses Ms. Leigh’s company; it is the very best. 감사합니다 Thank you."

Martha

SFO Charleston, South Carolina
“Teresa is one of the most authentic people I have ever met. Her counsel is honest, straightforward, and exceptionally insightful. Teresa comes highly endorsed by our entire team.”

Elizabeth

Fort Worth, Texas
“I trust all my household property issues to Teresa. She is a gem to work with. Teresa listens and gives me a new way to communicate. It has been very effective, and my staff seems happier than ever. We've been working together for over 12 years. I highly recommend her service.”

Birgit

Nashville, Tennessee
“My family office recommended Teresa. We have worked together on projects over the last 12 years. We value her advice. She is super chill to talk with. It’s a little like therapy, a pep talk, and problem solving all put together. I thoroughly enjoy our time together and look forward to our next Zoom call.”

Sarah

Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Montecito, California
“My husband and I were referred to Teresa by our wealth advisor. We have a remote property with house and farm helpers. Since we hired Teresa in 2014, the turnover has stopped. We love working with her!”

Dorena

St. Augustine, Florida, Brooklyn, New York
“This is the best advisory service. Teresa is there when I need her, listening, lowering the stress level, so I can focus on creating a peaceful household for my family.”

Emily

Lakeland, Colorado
“I am a new mom of twin boys and one 10-year-old with special needs. Teresa is the wonder woman advisor in my life. She managed all the details so we could hire long-term helpers. I have Teresa on speed dial.”

Anna

Matriarch of SFO, Cincinnati, Ohio
“Teresa has worked for me and my family office for over 11 years. We first hired her to help us resolve a rather unfortunate staff termination. It was mission accomplished in quick time minus the drama. Teresa is one of the family and knows us so well. My family and I would with great honor recommend her service.”

Margarite

Monterey, California
“Our family office needed guidance on a new position. Teresa introduced us to the perfect chief of staff. We enjoy working with the her and her team—very professional.”

Mikhail

Bal Harbour, Florida, Chicago, Illinois, Sun Valley, Idaho
“We are a particular family. My friend made the introduction to Ms. Teresa. She is good listener, very respectful to my family, and smart person. She has helped my family have a good life. I send my friends to her good service.”

Elva

Racine, Wisconsin
"Teresa thankfully came into my life just after the loss of my husband. I appreciate all she has done for me and my extended family. Teresa is a very knowledgeable and kind person."

Annette

"We are so grateful for Teresa; having her as our advisor over the past few years has been a true gift and an amazing asset to our family office. Her years of knowledge and hands-on experience have assisted us greatly in the efficiency of our household staff and private estate management. We immediately developed a great rapport and partnership, and it’s only strengthened over the years. No matter the issue and/or concern, Teresa Leigh is always our first call and the expert on helping resolve the problem."

Dylan

"I love when people exceed my expectations. Teresa does this in spades. We have been working together for five years plus. She is always there when I need the best insight and guidance. Best advisor I ever hired."

William and Suzanna

Austin, Texas
“After my mother's debilitating stroke and my dad lost the car, we had no clue how to manage our parents care options. Teresa listened to our heartache, made sense of all the chaos, and provided quick solutions we were happy with. Very grateful for this wonderful service.”

Testimonials are direct quotes from our clients, however their likeness and names are confidential


Testimonials

Sarah

Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Montecito, California
“My husband and I were referred to Teresa by our wealth advisor. We have a remote property with house and farm helpers. Since we hired Teresa in 2014, the turnover has stopped. We love working with her!”

Beatrice

SFO Mountain View, California
“Teresa Leigh is one of the best advisors our office has ever hired. Her counsel is incredibly helpful and offers us a new perspective. Our family office has five high-profile families with multiple homes all over the world. Our team would strongly endorse Teresa’s expertise.”

Birgit

Nashville, Tennessee
“My family office recommended Teresa. We have worked together on projects over the last 12 years. We value her advice. She is super chill to talk with. It’s a little like therapy, a pep talk, and problem solving all put together. I thoroughly enjoy our time together and look forward to our next Zoom call.”

Stephen

Founder-Family Office, Denver, Colorado
“We have had great success with a number of complex family office staffing issues. Teresa has a remarkable way of listening and getting straight to identifying the problem and presenting us a quick solution. Truly remarkable skills.”

Margarite

Monterey, California
“Our family office needed guidance on a new position. Teresa introduced us to the perfect chief of staff. We enjoy working with the her and her team—very professional.”

Abigale

Richmond, Virginia, Fort Worth, Texas, Cumberland, Maine
“Teresa is our advisor and guidepost, providing practical solutions for our family office staff and vendors. She is a master at navigating important relationships. My family and I highly recommend this firm—very easy to work with.”

Maryam

Greenwich, Connecticut, Palm Beach, Florida
“I hired Teresa to help my mother and father on the hiring and day-to-day employment of caregivers and household staff. Teresa is a gem. She is patient beyond belief. My mom is so happy. My family gives her the highest recommendation.”

Barton

Hilton Head, South Carolina
“I would recommend this firm to anyone with a home who does not want the worry of making decisions all on their own. Call Teresa; she will make your life so much easier.”

Colleen

Scottsdale, Arizona Baja, California
“Teresa solved a complicated vendor over-billing problem. Teresa's office contacted the vendor on our behalf and resolved the issue in less than two weeks. A highly effective and professional team."

Racine

COO Family Office, Boston, Massachusetts
“Teresa helped us settle a situation with property employees and back wages owed. This was successfully resolved and we retained our employees!Teresa is best at resolving delicate problems with staff. Highly recommend her firm and services.”

Sofia

"Teresa helped us get organized after we sold our company. We purchased a large working ranch, a beach house, and a tree house. Teresa managed all of our hires and payroll. Her team created a preferred vendors' list for each location and made a brilliant introduction to a celebrity horse trainer. This firm is truly best in class."

William and Suzanna

Austin, Texas
“After my mother's debilitating stroke and my dad lost the car, we had no clue how to manage our parents care options. Teresa listened to our heartache, made sense of all the chaos, and provided quick solutions we were happy with. Very grateful for this wonderful service.”

Dianna

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Greenwich, Connecticut, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
“I am so thankful for Teresa's counsel. Her guidance on our projects was and is fantastic. She has a ‘spidey sense’ that is marvelously accurate. We would recommend Teresa to anyone seeking an honest form of expertise and empathy.”

Anna

Matriarch of SFO, Cincinnati, Ohio
“Teresa has worked for me and my family office for over 11 years. We first hired her to help us resolve a rather unfortunate staff termination. It was mission accomplished in quick time minus the drama. Teresa is one of the family and knows us so well. My family and I would with great honor recommend her service.”

Rome

Miami, Florida
“A word to describe Teresa is one badass advisor. There is no bull sh*t with her guidance. It's full-on straight talk. Teresa has successfully problem-solved the sh*t out of everything I have ever sent her. I would highly recommend contacting her.”

Michelle

"Teresa provides a one-of-a-kind service to family offices and the families we serve. A unique mix of expert, counselor, advisor, coach and service provider. All of us think the world of her and her team; would highly recommend."

Andre

Atlanta, Georgia
“Teresa is so easy and chill to talk with. She makes life easier for me and my kids. I would offer a recommendation of her advisory service to every family."

Greg

Palo Alto, California, Austin, Texas
“We have worked with Teresa for a little over eight years. We started with two homes and bought a ranch in Southern California. Teresa stepped into our lives, hired staff, created structure, and streamlined the accounting and communication processes. Teresa is a lifesaver. Her sincerity, sensitivity, and guidance are unparalleled.”

Beth

"The family office I work for hired Teresa for an elderly family member in need of complex care. The family was overjoyed with her service and her sensitivity. All of us would happily recommend Teresa."

Annette

"We are so grateful for Teresa; having her as our advisor over the past few years has been a true gift and an amazing asset to our family office. Her years of knowledge and hands-on experience have assisted us greatly in the efficiency of our household staff and private estate management. We immediately developed a great rapport and partnership, and it’s only strengthened over the years. No matter the issue and/or concern, Teresa Leigh is always our first call and the expert on helping resolve the problem."

Bradley

San Francisco, California, Seattle, Washington
“Hands down the best advisor I have ever hired. They have helped me and my husband for over 11 years. Teresa and her team are truly unique in their ability to expedite flawlessly all the projects I send them. Teresa Leigh is my go-to advisor for home, vendors, and employees.”

Holland and Abbie

"Our family is huge with a never-ending list of projects. Teresa can quickly get to the heart of an issue. She provided us with life-changing insights into staff and vendor relationships that were truly enlightening! We respect her guidance and recommend her to our friends and colleagues."

Mikhail

Bal Harbour, Florida, Chicago, Illinois, Sun Valley, Idaho
“We are a particular family. My friend made the introduction to Ms. Teresa. She is good listener, very respectful to my family, and smart person. She has helped my family have a good life. I send my friends to her good service.”

Candace

"Teresa is a life saver. She helped my husband and I resolve a number of sensitive staffing and vendor issues. Teresa is very easy to work with; we love working with her."

Anna

Long Island, New York
“Teresa is such a blessing to me and my late husband. I call on her for household property things, house staff, or if we need a local vendor. My family office hired Teresa as an advisor for other family members. I would definitely refer her company.”

Stevie

Venice Beach, California
“I’ve successfully worked with Teresa for many years. She is a great listener and her counsel is always on target. I really enjoy working with her."

Alana

Big Sky-Bozeman, Montana, Portland, Oregon
“I love working with Teresa and her team, a highly professional group. We have been working with Teresa 11 years plus and would highly recommend their service.”

Maureen

"Hiring Teresa's firm in 2016 was the best decision I ever made for our family office. Teresa is fantastic. We would recommend her firm to every family or family office."

Raymond

"This firm is my first call for all things home and life. Teresa is exceptional at making sense of employee relationships. I'll be the first one to make a referral."

Stewart

"I would recommend Teresa to everyone dealing with problematic household or property vendors. She is the best there is on these matters."

Testimonials are direct quotes from our clients, however their likeness and names are confidential


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