Ed Hanley


Ed Hanley is President and founder of Hanley Investment Group and a leading expert in the sale of retail properties. With a multi-billion dollar track record and over 25 years of experience, he advises his clients on successful acquisition and disposition strategies that drive efficient execution and optimize asset value. His clientele ranges from developers to individual investors, family trusts, institutional lenders, pension funds, and both public and private real estate investment trusts. 

In addition to the sale of shopping centers, Ed has been trusted as an expert witness for partnership settlements of large shopping centers. He regularly speaks at industry real estate conferences, contributes to scores of articles on retail real estate trends, and has been recognized for his outstanding accomplishments by regional and national publications. 

Prior to forming Hanley Investment Group in 2004, Ed served as the Senior Director of the National Retail Group at Marcus & Millichap, where he was consistently one of the Top 5 Brokers in the Newport Beach office from 1999-2004. He was a top-performer in investment sales in the Ontario office of Sperry Van Ness from 1994-1998. From 1989-1992, Ed was a part of the Grubb & Ellis office in Newport Beach, the number one office in the nation from 1990-1992.

Ed is dedicated to supporting both local and national philanthropic efforts. In addition to volunteering at his local food bank, Ed and the Hanley Investment Group team grow moustaches during “Movember” to raise awareness and funds for men’s health programs. The Hanley Movember team has been recognized for their outstanding commitment and efforts, ranking in the top 1% of fundraisers in the U.S., and has raised over $187,000 since 2011.

Ed graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. In 2016, Ed earned the CoStar Power Broker Award where he was named a top sales broker in Orange County. He holds a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and is a licensed California Real Estate Broker. 

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