Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

With over 32 years' experience, Ed provides property consulting and brokerage services for corporations and institutional property owners mostly of industrial and high tech real estate in Silicon Valley. Besides completing national and international property transactions, Ed's specialization resulted in the accumulated sales and leasing of over 14.5 million square feet of industrial building space alone, encompassing hundreds of transactions and clients.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Although historically focused on industrial real estate services, over the last 15 years Ed expanded his focus to facilitate the evolution and needs of Silicon Valley real estate toward urban SMART Growth planning, jobs/housing balancing measures, and Transit Oriented mixed-use redevelopments. Similarly, Ed developed valuable expertise in those government interactions, land planning, and successful entitlements of industrial land use conversions to SMART Growth and Transit Oriented live/work developments.
 
Ed provides enthusiastic, diligent, thorough, and professional services aimed at pleasing his clients. Ed is passionate about serving others -especially in adding value to the lives of his clients and community. Over many years Ed has developed his professional skills with results that continue to reduce/minimize business operating costs, improve corporate productivity, efficiency, and profitability while addressing community quality of life issues.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION

. San Jose Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force Executive Committee, 2010 - Present
. Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM Institute) designee, 2009 - Present
. Economic Vitality Committee of Silicon Valley Leadership Group, 2003-07
. Milpitas Parking Task Force (Appointed by City Council), 2007-08
. VTA-BART Community Working Group for BART Into Silicon Valley, 2007-08
. Committee to Interview and Recommend Applicants for Available City Commissions - (Appointed by San Jose Mayor & City Council), 2002-06
. Elected Board of Directors 3x & Past President of Country View Custom Estates Homeowners Assoc., 1999-2006
. Association of Silicon Valley Brokers (ASVB) commercial agent
. Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR), 1996 - Present
. Santa Clara County Transportation Agency Committee, 1995-96
. Elected to Board of Directors Colliers-Parrish International, 1994-95
. Founder & Chairman, Milpitas City Economic Development Committee, 1993
. Silicon Valley Industrial Broker of the Year Nominee - 1988, 1990, 1991

EDUCATION

Ed earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Santa Clara University and earned his CCIM and SIOR designations. He is a licensed California broker (BRE #00826259).