License # 529883
Edward Edson is an office leasing broker responsible for providing advisory and transaction services to emerging companies, as well as large corporate clients on a local, national and international level. Since joining Colliers 13 years ago, he has only focused on consulting with office tenants and developing innovative strategies for his clients in investment sales. Edward’s diverse experience includes relocation, renewal, expansion, and disposition needs. He is a committed advisor helping clients make real estate decisions that are aligned with their strategic, financial, and operational objectives.
Edward joined Colliers after his career with Hines Interests. While with Hines, Edward represented the owners of Bank of America Center’s 1.3 million SF and assisted with the nearly 2 million SF within One and Two Shell Plaza. Prior to his leasing assignments, Edward was responsible for property management within Hine’s 1100 Louisiana building’s 1.3 million SF and BMC’s state-of-the-art 1.5 million SF campus located in Houston’s Westchase market.
- Colliers' Titan Award (2011 - 2012, 2016, 2018, 2021)
- Closed four of the top largest transactions in the firm's 60 year history
- Real Estate Sales Agent's License, Texas
- Masters in Corporate Real Estate
- MBA in Finance, University of Houston
- BBA in Marketing and Management, University of Oklahoma
- Hines Property Management Training Program
Memberships & Involvements
- Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Calf Scramble
- Habitat for Humanity
- Houston Food Bank
- Building Owners and Managers Association
- Ducks Unlimited
- Coastal Conservation Association
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Nehemiah Center
- Beta Theta Pi fraternity
- Aaron Rents, Inc.
- AIC Ventures
- Citizens for Animal Protection
- Cornerstone Home Lending
- CVR Energy, Inc.
- General Consulate of Qatar
- Gregg & Valby, LLP
- Gundle/SLT Environmental, Inc. (GSE)
- Houston Symphony
- Insurance Alliance – Marsh
- Legacy Community Healthcare
- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
- Lockheed Martin
- ME Global
- Miller Brewing Company
- Parsons Engineering
- SNC Lavalin
- The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce
- Summit Midstream
- Talisman Energy - USA
- Texas Dow Employees Credit Union
- TRC Environmental, Inc.
- Vertex Energy
Principal & Director
Mr. Cizik has been involved in the construction, development, financing and brokerage of real estate for over thirty years; specializing since 1997 in office tenant representation and income property sales. With Colliers for more than 22 years, Mr. Cizik is both a Principal and Director, and has served multiple terms on the firm’s Governance Committee.
Prior to Colliers, Mr. Cizik was Vice President of Development for The Koll Company located in Newport Beach, CA (now KBS Realty Advisors), where he was responsible for the development and management of major multi-use commercial, residential and golf course projects. During the 1980’s, Mr. Cizik served as Vice President of Commonwealth Mortgage and later became the owner of a residential and commercial construction company.
Senior Client Services Coordinator
Kathy has more than 14 years commercial real estate business development experience. Kathy specializes in marketing, research and client services. Her area of expertise includes developing and maintaining a staged marketing program for listing assignments, listing pitches, proposals and agreements, tenant/buyer site tour coordination, market research, online database maintenance and tracking deals and client support. Kathy produces high quality property marketing materials, proposals, financial analysis for investment properties and provides contract/lease administration. She is knowledgeable in the use of real estate software programs and websites and is instrumental in the maintenance and advertising of property listings.
Prior to joining Colliers, Kathy had more than 18 years of professional administrative experience specializing in transactional real estate law and office management.
Director, Financial Analytics
Bringing 32 years of experience in commercial real estate, Marilynne joined Colliers in 2018 to provide financial analysis to the company’s leasing and investment sales teams for all types of assets, including the following types of financial analysis:
- lease renewal and relocation comparisons
- mid-term lease renegotiations (“blend and extend”)
- lease buyouts
- sublease disposition/recovery
- build-to-suit vs. design-build
- lease vs. buy
- own vs. sale/leaseback
- landlord net effective rate
- discounted cash flows
Prior to joining Colliers, she specialized in advising companies regarding their financial analysis for commercial real estate requirements or investments for 17 years. Marilynne also has a background in commercial mortgage underwriting/loan originations and commercial real estate appraisal.
Director of Market Research
Lisa joined Colliers in 2010 as Director of Market Research and has 37 years of commercial real estate experience. Lisa initiates proactive market research projects to further the business goals of the company. She writes and prepares 29 market reports annually, including quarterly reports on Houston's retail, office, industrial and healthcare properties. Further, she prepares statistical ownership reports for various clients as well as an annual Houston Economic Overview. Lisa also creates PowerPoint market presentations, trade journal articles, and other marketing materials supporting the company's business endeavors. She works with senior management in planning the company's marketing strategy and public relations support for local and national conferences, luncheon meetings, recruitment programs, and special events. Lisa works closely with the company's brokers to develop effective custom market research material specific to existing and potential clients.
Lisa serves on the Colliers Editorial Board, the Colliers U.S. Research Council, and is a recipient of the Colliers Researcher of the Year Award.
Lisa earned the Commercial Property Research Certification (CPRC) from Colliers University. CPRC is the first and only accreditation for commercial real estate research professionals. It offers a professional development path to increase strategic and tactical expertise in marketing/research, knowledge of the industry and capabilities with commercial real estate tools.