Ed Ryland CCIM, MCR is a successful minority business owner and is recognized as an expert commercial real estate advisor, thought leader, speaker, community game changer and entrepreneur. He is the founder, president chairman and CEO of ARVO Realty Advisors, a successful and highly respected full service commercial real estate firm based in Houston, Texas. ARVO Realty Advisors works with corporations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and small businesses in the areas of consulting, acquisition, disposition, landlord and tenant representations. A partial list of ARVO's clients includes: Macy's, Shell, E&Y, Marathon Oil, Hewett-Packard and the City of Houston.Ed is a sought after public speaker for diversity, commercial real estate, youth and community groups. Ed has been featured on televised programs such as Houston Life, as well as featured in the Houston Business Journal, Forward Times, Houston Chronicle, and the Defender. He served as the first Afro-American executive team member for the Houston Association of Realtors, the largest real estate association in the country.