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Welcome to Colliers | Kansas City - Lawrence

Colliers International | Kansas City - Lawrence is a full-service commercial real estate firm serving the Kansas City metropolitan area and Douglas County.  Our employees and real estate advisors offer services such as agency brokerage, development, construction, tenant representation, investment brokerage, accounting, receivership, asset management, property management, project management, research and marketing.  Our professionals serve clients across a broad range of property types including office, industrial, retail, mixed-use, land, multifamily and healthcare.

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Making a difference in Kansas City - Lawrence
How we started

Colliers International | Kansas City was initially founded as Property Company of America in 1984 with a strong foundation based on two decades of knowledge and experience gained from past affiliations with companies such as Trammell Crow, Lincoln Property Company and CB Commercial Real Estate Services. In 1989 the company became The Winbury Group in response to a rising need in the marketplace to provide commercial real estate services to third parties. Colliers International acquired an interest in the firm in 2010, thus partnering with The Winbury Group to form Colliers International | Kansas City.


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The core of who we are

Service, expertise, community and fun form the core of who we are. These values guide how we live and work, helping us create memorable experiences for our clients and accelerate the success of everyone we touch.

When property services are guided by shared values, our teams perform at a higher level, creating lasting personal connections among our colleagues, clients, and the communities we serve.

We create positive, memorable experiences by exceeding expectations both in business outcomes and in personal interactions. Integrity, ethics and empathy guide every interaction and define our service approach with clients and colleagues.

We pride ourselves on building and sharing expertise in order to create success for our clients and our people. Our passion for continuously expanding our knowledge base enables us to take a fresh and imaginative approach to everything we do.

We are deeply committed to the communities within which we operate, and to building sustainable business practices, environments and workplaces. We show compassion for those in need and we value and respect each other's differences and individuality.

We are serious about our work but don't take ourselves too seriously. We value an optimistic, energetic and dynamic work environment that emphasizes social as well as business interaction. We are successful because we enjoy what we do.

Caring is important to us

Giving back is an essential part of who we are. We donate our time, talents and resources to causes that are meaningful to our employees, their families, our clients and communities.

We’re also deeply committed to socially and environmentally responsible business practices—the kind that keep our communities healthy while supporting the long-term success of business.

With a firm belief in committing ourselves to serve the needs of our local community, some of the very worthwhile organizations we have supported are as follows:

  • American Red Cross
  • Art Omni
  • Don Bosco Adopt a Family
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City
  • Brain Injury Association – Amy Thompson Run for Daylight
  • Caring for Carcinoid
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA – Jackson and Johnson County)
  • Children’s Center for Visually Impaired – Trolley Run
  • Children’s TLC – Annual Ground Hog Run
  • Christmas in October
  • Community Living Opportunities/ECap
  • DeBRA of America
  • DeLaSalle Education Center
  • Fishing for Dreams - Dream Factory
  • Genesis School
  • Gillis Center
  • Harvesters
  • Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice
  • Higher M-Pact
  • Hope for the City
  • Joshua Development Center
  • La Strada dell’ Arte
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association
  • Lee National Demin Day
  • March of Dimes
  • Midwest Ear Institute
  • MindDrive
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Salvation Army
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree
  • Susan Komen Race for the Cure
  • Truman Heartland Community Foundation
  • Wright Foundation for Pediatric Ophthalmology
Our clients - our priority

Good customer service is fundamental; however, we aspire to create memorable experiences by exceeding our clients’ expectations. We are dedicated to achieving exceptional results for our clients that earn a longtime business partnership.

What sets Colliers apart is not what we do, but how we do it that creates memorable experiences

Our clients' success is our priority.

An enterprising approach to commercial real estate

Colliers International | Kansas City's professionals are here to accelerate your success through our in-depth expertise, shared sense of initiative, and unparalleled ability to collaborate and deliver. We help owners, occupiers and developers achieve their goals with integrated commercial property services delivered by experts who take initiative, think creatively, and collaborate to achieve.

Our approach seeks a deeper understanding of the subtle business drivers and market dynamics that can influence your property decisions, paired with a drive to exceed expectations with innovative solutions. We thrive on challenge, and we have the tenacity to get it done.

From brokerage to investment sales to project management, our shared purpose is to deliver you the best client experience. How do we do it? Years of experience and leadership in local markets. The depth and strength of our specialists. And our spirit of enterprise that drives us to innovate.



  • Brokerage: Landlord Representation
  • Brokerage: Tenant Representation
  • Corporate Solutions
  • Investment Services
  • Project Management
  • Property Marketing
  • Real Estate Management Services
  • Research Services
  • Valuation & Advisory Services
  • Construction & Tenant Finish
  • Development
  • Receivership
Local leadership
Ted Murray
Chief Executive Officer
Kansas City

Ted Murray began his real estate career in 1977 as a salesperson for Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services, where he also served as sales manager. In 1983, Ted was named director of marketing for the Linclay Corporation, a development company serving primarily the Midwest. Ted became the Kansas City operating partner for Property Company of America (PCA) in 1984, and in 1989, he and two other PCA partners formed The Winbury Group. Ted became CEO of the firm in 2005 and has been president of its predecessor companies since their inception in 1984. In 2010, Colliers International acquired an interest in The Winbury Group, merging the two into the Kansas City branch of Colliers International. 

Ted has been in the commercial real estate business in Kansas City since 1977, bringing a vast amount of experience in commercial real estate development, brokerage and consultation. Since 1984, Ted has developed over 1.2 million square feet of commercial property in the Kansas City area.


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Bryan Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
Kansas City

Bryan Johnson is the CEO of Colliers International | Kansas City, representing office tenants in Kansas City and nationally for the last 39 years.  Bryan joined the firm that is now Colliers International | Kansas City in 1984, specializing in advising and representing companies with office space needs. Prior to Colliers, he was with CB Richard Ellis in Kansas City from 1979 to 1984, where he obtained the status of the number one salesperson overall for the Kansas City office.

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Ed Elder
Kansas City

Ed Elder joined the firm in 1995 as a shareholder. Ed currently serves as President of the Colliers Kansas City office where he is responsible for overseeing all brokerage operations of the Kansas City, Missouri and Lawrence, Kansas offices.

Ed’s specialty is 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 commercial real estate experience and has been successful in representing many local and national clients in their real estate assignments.


Ed’s passion for community service includes sports and health. He is an avid supporter and board member for Coaches vs. Cancer | American Cancer Society, The University of Kansas Cancer Funding Partners, Cristo Rey Corporate Workstudy Program, Morning Glory Ministries and United Way Tocqueville Society as well as currently serves as a board member for the NE Kansas Catholic Charities Foundation Board.


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Alex Hoenig
Valuation Services Director
Kansas City - Valuation

Mr. Hoenig has been involved with real estate valuation and consulting for over ten years.  Mr. Hoenig has developed appraisal and consulting reports on a variety of commercial property types including retail, industrial manufacturing and distribution, mixed use, multifamily, condominium, single-family subdivision, vacant land and agricultural land.  Mr. Hoenig also has experience in a variety of special use property types including fitness centers, community centers, lodging facilities, resorts, student housing, acute care hospitals, senior housing, bio-science, and entertainment properties including concert halls and sporting venues.  Valuations have been performed on behalf of institutional investors, REITs, attorneys, government entities, individual investors, and commercial banks for a variety of uses including financing, litigation, dispute resolution, estate planning, tax appeal, and asset disposition.

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