Ed Hanley


Ed Hanley serves as the President and founder of Hanley Investment Group. Boasting a formidable multi-billion dollar track record and a commendable 30 years of experience, Ed guides his clients with seasoned advice on acquisition and disposition strategies, ensuring not only efficient execution but also the optimization of asset value. His diverse clientele includes developers, individual investors, family trusts, and institutional lenders. A luminary in his field, he is a frequent contributor to numerous articles on retail real estate trends, earning recognition for his outstanding achievements from regional and national publications. With the help of Ed’s leadership, Hanley Investment Group’s sales volumes consistently rank within the top 3 retail investment teams in both California and at the national level by deal volume.

Establishing Hanley Investment Group in 2004 marked a pivotal moment in Ed’s career. Prior to HIG, he held the position of Senior Director of the National Retail Group at Marcus & Millichap and had notable tenures with Sperry Van Ness, and the Grubb & Ellis office in Newport Beach.

Ed’s commitment extends beyond the professional realm; he is dedicated to supporting both local and national philanthropic endeavors. Leading by example, Ed and the Hanley Investment Group team participate in “Movember” by growing mustaches to raise awareness and funds for men’s health programs. In 2022, the firm celebrated its 12th consecutive year of participating in Movember. Hanley Investment Group consistently ranks in the top 1% among thousands of teams throughout the U.S. in Movember’s annual fundraising efforts.
Ed is an alumnus of the University of California, Irvine, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He is a member of ICSC (Innovating Commerce Serving Communities) and holds a license in both California & Utah as a Real Estate Broker.



  • ConnectCRE Top Broker (National) (2024)
  • GlobeSt. Best Bosses Award (2023)
  • Los Angeles Times Real Estate Visionary (CRE) (2021, 2022)
  • Crexi Platinum Broker (2022)



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