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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 also 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 many organizations. Some of these organizations include Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program, Morning Glory Ministries and United Way Tocqueville Society.  Ed also serves as a board member  for The University of Kansas - Cancer Funding Partners, The Police Foundation of Kansas City, and the NE Kansas Catholic Charities Foundation Board. He is a former board member of Coaches vs. Cancer with the American Cancer Society.


•   Member of Colliers International “Everest Club” recognizing top 10% of Colliers brokers by revenue (2013 - 2020)

•   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”


Bachelor of Science in Finance – Kansas State University

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
Kansas City Missouri Police 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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Featured Research

Oct 25, 2021

3rd Quarter 2021 Industrial Trends | Kansas City

The Kansas City industrial market is thriving, out performing other commercial real estate sectors in Q3.
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May 28, 2021

1st Quarter 2021 Industrial Trends | Kansas City

The Kansas City industrial sector operated full steam ahead throughout 2020, and that momentum is carrying over into 2021. As a result, the industrial sector continues to outperform all other commercial real estate sectors throughout the Kansas City metro and nationally. The robust industrial fundamentals at the beginning of 2021 point to further expansion expected for the sector. E-commerce and overall retail growth will continue to fuel the need for additional modern industrial space for the foreseeable future.
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Jan 21, 2021

Kansas City-Lawrence 2021 Commercial Real Estate Forecast Report

2020 was certainly a year we will never forget. As a result, we made dramatic changes to our lifestyle, work environments, daily interactions, and the way we conduct business. While there has been so much recent change, our purpose at Colliers International | Kansas City remains the same: to serve the needs of our clients. As we take time to reflect on the Kansas City commercial real estate market in 2020, we are also focused on the future and what changes to the industry will look like going forward. Our mission is to provide our clients with valuable data and insights so that they can continue to prosper during these challenging times. We hope you continue to remain healthy and safe throughout 2021. We are excited and optimistic about the upcoming year and look forward to helping the Kansas City business community grow.
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Featured News

Sep 3, 2021

Leasing Begins at Raymore Commerce Center

Colliers International will represent VanTrust Real Estate on the lease-up of the first speculative building in Raymore Commerce Center, an industrial logistics park located on 136 acres in the I-49 corridor in Raymore, Missouri.
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Jul 23, 2021

Colliers Kansas City represents VanTrust on 1M SF industrial building groundbreaking

VanTrust breaks ground a 1M SF speculative industrial building at Raymore Commerce Center in Raymore, MO. Colliers Kansas City will continue representing VanTrust in leasing the industrial development.
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