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Ed Elder | Colliers | Kansas City

Ed Elder


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Professional Summary

Ed is the President of the Colliers Kansas City office and is responsible for overseeing all brokerage operations of the Kansas City, Missouri and Lawrence, Kansas offices.

Ed remains very active in the sale and leasing of industrial properties, along with providing clients expertise on site selection and development services for new construction in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Ed has significant experience in representing many local and national clients in their real estate assignments.


Ed is an active member of the Kansas City community and supports several organizations. Some of these include Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program, Morning Glory Ministries and United Way Tocqueville Society.  He is a former board member of Coaches vs. Cancer with the American Cancer Society, Notre Dame de Sion High School and former Board President of Genesis Charter School.


•   Member of Colliers International “Everest Club” recognizing top 10% of Colliers brokers by revenue (2013 - 2021)

•   President, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Kansas/Western Missouri Chapter (2003)

•   President, Metropolitan Kansas City Board of Realtors (1998)

•   President, National Association of Industrial Office Parks – NAIOP (1994)

•   CCIM Largest Industrial Transaction “Home Run” Award (2003, 2004, 2006, 2011)

•   Member of Vistage Leadership

•   Salesperson of the Year, Metropolitan Kansas City Board of Realtors, Commercial Division (1998)

•   Graduate of Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program (1994)

•   Inducted into Midwest Real Estate News “2013 Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame”


A graduate of Kansas State University, Ed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.

Licensed Real Estate Agent – Kansas and Missouri

Memberships & Involvements

Board of Directors - National Bank of Kansas City (NBKC)
Board of Directors - University of Kansas, Cancer Funding Partners (CFP)
Board of Directors - Color Art
Kansas State University Business Advisory Council
The Police Foundation of Kansas City
NE Kansas Catholic Charities Foundation Board



Land Sales, Consultancy Services, Land Marketing, Metro Leasing, Metro Sales, Development Consulting, Mixed-Use Properties

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type

Industrial, Land

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