Business Development Manager, Commercial Division
Edward is a 35-year veteran of the real estate business with expertise in commercial, industrial, retail, office and multi-family projects. He founded a development company, a commercial construction company and a multi-faceted real-estate company with divisions in commercial sales and leasing, and property management.
Edward gained a college business education and project experience with leading contractors in Florida and California. He founded his first company in 1983 and over the next three decades built a wide range of commercial projects on Florida’s Gulf Coast. He led the way in establishing the “design-build” approach as the preferred method for commercial construction in the area.
Through the process of growth, he founded his development company to undertake larger projects and implement a “full-cycle approach” to take a project from feasibility analysis through site acquisition, design, permitting, financing, and construction. To complete the circle, he founded a leasing and management company to manage the assets and continue the customer relationship. As CEO of his conglomerate companies he managed numerous divisions and lead his team to successfully becoming one of the largest locally-owned real estate and development companies.
In the course of advancing projects, Edward regularly structured innovative financing programs that enhanced project feasibility. He’s also formed and led many partnerships and investment groups that generated capital for projects while enabling investors to capitalize on development opportunities in the southeastern United States. He’s taken a leadership role in resolving conflicts and negotiating settlements among individuals within investment groups and development projects.
With a keen eye on our ever-changing global market and armed with his experience, Edward finds great enjoyment in helping others accomplish their business and career goals and implement risk management strategies. Also a trained pilot Edward enjoys flying, he is an avid motorcyclist, and loves the outdoors. He resides in western Montana with his wife and enjoys spending time with his family; he has 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren.