Ed Summers

Edwin L Summers

Edwin L. Summers has been involved in real estate development and financing since 1973.  Mr Summers has worked primarily for the Woodlands Development Corporation as the Director of Office Sales & Leasing; Paine Webber Properties as Senior Vice President, with responsibility for acquisitions in the southeast and southwestern United States and, as the Managing Director of Paine Webber Realty International Advisors, was responsible for the financing and development in downtown Washington, D.C. of two major office buildings and the acquisition of the Jefferson Hotel.

He was a founding principal of the Simpkins Group, one of the premier build-to-suit firms in the Houston area.  In 2006, Mr. Summers was the Simpkins Group's partner in charge of the acquisition and re-development of a 150,000 SF office building for Thermo Fisher Scientific Company in Sugar Land Business Park, Sugar Land, Texas.  Stewart Title and the Houston Business Journal recognized this work as the 2006 Landmark Award winner for the "Best Headquarters Move" in the Houston region.  He was also a partner in the Simpkins Group's ownership of approximately 155-acres of land in the Sugar Land Business Park and the development of the Sugar Land Commerce Center.  For the past five years he has acted as the real estate advisor for a foreign national group which has extensive land holdings in the Houston area.

Mr Summers is married and has three children.  He is a graduate of Southwestern University at Georgetown, Texas and is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Texas.  He was on active duty in the United States Marine Corps from 1967-1970, attaining the rank of Capitan with service in the Republic of Vietnam during 1968-1969.



in multiple property types

Mr. Summers has extensive experience in land acquisition and financing as well as well as the planing, development and acquisition of a variety of income property types to include office, industrial, retail, and medical.


Minimizing financial exposure and mitigating development risks


​maximizing land use potential with various product types