OCBJ Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award

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Orange County Business Journal

Ed Hanley, President and Founder of Hanley Investment Group, Irvine

Ed Hanley founded Hanley Investment Group in 2004, a boutique commercial real estate investment sales and advisory firm that specializes in retail properties, with a dedication to fostering a better brokerage team and creating a unique client experience. Under 10 years of Hanley’s leadership, the firm has grown to do business in 23 states, completing more than $5 billion in sales. Because of Hanley’s unique outlook on the brokerage culture, he has retained top talent, many for more than 10 years. He is dedicated to supporting his community and leads the “Movember” initiative in the firm. Each year, the team grows moustaches to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research. The firm ranks in the top 1 percent in the nation and raised more than $67,000 in four years.