I have over 25 years of professional business experience in and around the Western Pennsylvania area. Prior to joining Colliers International | Pittsburgh, I was an associate with NAI Pittsburgh Commercial, which was the Western Pennsylvania regional representative of NAI Global.
My responsibilities include lease negotiation, complex financial analysis, leveraging market opportunities, and new business development. With more than a decade of commercial real estate experience, I strive to provide exceptional representation to my clients in support of their business goals and operating strategies, and have been actively involved in transactions comprising in excess of $200,000,000. My strong communication skills, diligence, and strategic approach enable me to consistently achieve the most favorable transaction terms for my clients.
· Awarded Office Lease of the Year 2016 (Fringe) in Pittsburgh by the Society of Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR)
- Awarded Office Lease of the Year 2013 (CBD) in Pittsburgh by the Society of Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR)
· Awarded Office Lease of the Year 2012 (CBD) in Pittsburgh by the Society of Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR)
· Awarded Creative Deal of the Year in 2012 in Pittsburgh by the Society of Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR)
· Co-Star Power Broker - 2015
-Co-Star Power Broker - 2012
Denison University, BA
Waynesburg University, MBA
University of Pittsburgh - Innovation Institute's Entrepreneurial Fellows
Memberships & Involvements
President of Board - Service Coordinated Unlimited (SCU)
Council Member - Baldwin Community United Methodist Church
Volunteer - Mountour Trial Maintenance
Volunteer - House Committee - CLASS (Formerly United Cerebral Palsy of Western Pennsylvania)
“Hertz Gateway Center’s successful partnership with Colliers’ leasing team of Paul Horan and Ed Lawrence has been built on a foundation of trust and open communication. Gateway’s positive leasing results reflect the strength of our alliance.”
Deb Donley (Hertz), General Manager, Gateway Center
"Ed has delivered terrific results for Ainsworth Pet Nutrition on multiple corporate real estate transactions. His high integrity approach and strong interpersonal skills allow him to work through the most delicate of negotiation challenges to find a win-win. I view him as a consummate professional and a trusted, fact-based business advisor."
President, Ainsworth Inc. (Dad's Pet Care)
“Ed was invaluable in helping us with our office relocation. He was extremely professional, personable and dependable in all of our interactions. He helped us to find a great fit for our new space, providing helpful information and resources along the way. I would not consider another move without his help.”
North Hills Psychological Associates, Inc.
"Ed helped Synergy Media Group locate and negotiate leased office space. We touched base with each other multiple times almost every day for two months. Ed answered his phone 95% of the time and on the times he did not, he called us back within 15 minutes. Ed is an efficient work horse who really cares about his clients. I would recommend him to any company looking for commercial office space."
Founder, Synergy Media Group
"Ed handled the marketing and showing of our office space with enthusiasm, professionalism and more importantly, he generated enough interest for the space in a short time frame. He represented us and the space well. I would consider him again for any other real estate need which might arise."
Owner, Levy Marketing Group
"Ed worked with Venture Outdoors over the course of nearly two years, as we investigated, researched and analyzed a myriad of potential space solutions. End result, we are now in a great space that meets our current and future needs. Along the way I would also consider him having been a guide, an advocate, a confidant, and an indespensible resource."
Executive Director, Venture Outdoors
I have been involved in the commercial real estate industry for more than 30 years, with a focus on office agency and tenant representation. Prior to joining Colliers International | Pittsburgh, I was a Founding Principal at NAI Pittsburgh Commercial, which was the Western Pennsylvania regional representative of NAI Global and I also worked as the director of brokerage and leasing at Grant Street Associates, Inc./Cushman and Wakefield affiliate where I was responsible for commercial office leasing and sales in the Greater Pittsburgh area.
At Colliers International I oversee the office agency and tenant representation divisions in the Pittsburgh office. My overall experience in both agency and tenant representation has made it possible for me to consistently be involved in major transactions in the Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania area.
I have represented clientele such as Westinghouse Electric Company, Commonwealth REIT, Hertz Investment Group, GAI Consultants and Propel Schools.