As the president of Kennedy Wilson Property Services, Ed Sachse leads a team of over 120 commercial real estate agents and property managers in 24 states across the U.S., with 16 million square feet of retail, office, industrial and multifamily assets under management. He provides strategic guidance and operational supervision of the company’s platform of real estate services which includes property management, commercial brokerage, corporate services, facilities management and lease administration.
Ed is a seasoned and versatile real estate industry veteran, having been involved in over $9 billion of real estate transactions with a list of widely recognized clients across a variety of product types over the last three decades. In addition to executing high profile commercial sales and leases, Ed’s roots in accounting and property management give him an operational perspective on every company assignment.
In 2022, Ed oversaw the acquisition of Alhouse Deaton, a Bay Area property management and brokerage firm with 1.5 million square feet under management and offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto. The transaction is consistent with Kennedy Wilson Property Services’ strategic growth plan to expand its services across the western United States.
Beyond his professional success, Ed has been a longstanding leader in the community. Since 2007, he has been deeply involved with City of Hope (COH), a national leader in advancing cancer research and treatment protocols. As a cancer survivor himself, Ed credits the organization with saving his life. As part of COH’s Los Angeles Real Estate & Construction Industries Council Ed has served as past president and currently serves on the executive committee, raising over $20 million to date in support of COH’s mission.
In 2021, Ed launched a crucial initiative at Kennedy Wilson Property Services to promote greater representation of women in the commercial real estate industry. Along with making financial contributions to professional organizations supporting women in CRE, Kennedy Wilson Property Services is committed to increasing female representation in its internship program and acting as an educational resource to encourage female participation through mentorship and guest speaking engagements.
Prior to joining Kennedy-Wilson Properties, Ltd., Ed was the founder and president of Sachse Real Estate Company, a full-service real estate firm in Beverly Hills specializing in commercial brokerage and property management. In 2003, Sachse Real Estate ranked in the Top 25 brokerage firms by Los Angeles Business Journal, and in 2010, his company was purchased by Kennedy Wilson (NYSE:KW). Ed’s early professional roles include work as a CPA for Arthur Andersen LLP, as a financial officer for Douglas Emmett, Inc., and as a senior sales associate for Coldwell Banker (now known as CBRE).
Born and raised in Detroit, Ed is a graduate of Michigan State University, avid guitar player and lover of music.
U.S. Bank Advisory Board
International Council of Shopping Centers
City of Hope - Los Angeles Real Estate Board
Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)
B.A., Accounting, Michigan State University
Allied Retail Partners
Paladin Realty Partners
Hoffman Brown Company
East West Bank
Oceanwide Plaza, LLC
Fashion Institute of Design
Pacific Equity Partners
Williams & Dame