Client Feedback

Global manufacturer of mechanical fittings

Multiple dispositions and leases across US (since 1999)

Senior Finance Executive: "Ed has been great in every transaction we have done together. He coaches, educates, leads and executes, and we always enjoyed working with Ed."

Start-up pipe distributor

Started in 20K and has grown to 90K

Company founder:"Ed has taken care of our needs at each new level…when we were ready for the next move, he already had a plan in mind… We consider Ed to be a part of our team."

Fortune 500 transportation company

Multiple office leases across US

AVP of Real Estate:“Ed’s real estate expertise and professionalism proved to be the difference in negotiating these complex office leases… Ed is a quick study in adapting to our company’s processes and procedures.”

Professional services firm

Multiple office property transactions

Principal:“We were initially impressed with Ed’s logical and methodical selection process during his presentation… Mr. Riggins operates on a higher standard of ethics and integrity in conjunction with his tenaciousness in service to his clients…”

Global building material manufacturer

Disposition of surplus plant and other assignments (since 2003)

Director of Real Estate:“Ed played a critical role in our being able to work through potential problems such as re-zoning issues, lack of available sewer, demolition and unusual site problems… The end result was that we sold the property for a price that, net of costs, was more than double our initial estimate.”

Start-up engineering firm

Office space lease

Principal:“Ed provided us with superior attention, perceptive advice and counsel, and thorough knowledge of the real estate markets we pursued.”

Aviation supplier

Office/Shop lease renewal

Founding Partner:“It was always very apparent to us that Ed had our company’s interest at heart, and at all times, we found Ed to be responsive, reliable, and beyond reproach.” 

Global 1000 services company

Multiple office leases (since 2001)

Division President:“When my search began, Ed was prepared, cognizant of my time ,and always looking out for the interest of (our company)”

Director of Real Estate:“As usual, Ed represented our company with the highest degree of professionalism, thoroughness, diligence and care.”

International freight forwarder

200K+ sq. ft. warehouse lease

Branch Director:“We gave Ed several challenges…200,000+ square foot facility within 15 minutes of Hartsfield and with potentially a less than 30 day start up time… Ed found us (the right property) and we moved into it in 7 days!”

Case studies and/or letters of commendation are available upon request

Professional Background

Ed Riggins has advised organizations ranging in size from start-up professional services firms to Global 1,000 companies. He is among less than 1% of practitioners who have both the SIOR & CCIM designation, has been a national top producer for Cresa and named a Power Broker by Costar.  He holds a degree in industrial management from Auburn University, and has completed the Karrass and Harvard programs on negotiation. Riggins has received further training in personal insight and mindfulness-based stress reduction, as well as improv and stand-up comedy. His leadership skills have been most valuable in environments where consensus building is challenged because of the need to deal with multiple stakeholders.


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