Board of Directors
Ed Wulfe is president and founder of Wulfe & Co., a Houston based commercial retail real estate brokerage, development and property management firm. He has more than 41 years of experience in all aspects of shopping centers, commercial real estate, community redevelopment and civic leadership.
A graduate of Texas A&M University, Wulfe began his career as a mechanical engineer with Texaco. He made his move into real estate and spent seventeen years at Weingarten Realty Investors where he rose to Executive Vice President and a member of its Board of Directors. In 1985, he launched his own commercial real estate firm, Wulfe & Co. During his real estate career, he has been involved in all aspects of the development and operation of shopping centers of all sizes and types.
Wulfe's innovative redevelopment of Gulfgate Shopping Center and the resulting revitalization of the surrounding area generated two 2003 Landmark Awards for Gulfgate as the "Best Commercial Real Estate Rehabilitation/Renovation Project" and the "Best Impact on the Community Project", and his renovation of Meyerland Plaza Shopping Center earned two Legacy Awards for "Deals That Made a Difference" in 1995 and 1996. Currently Wulfe is involved in the development of BLVD Place, a major mixed-use complex in the heart of Houston's upscale Galleria/Post Oak area.
Since 1998, Wulfe has served as Chairman of the Mayor's Main Street Coalition where he leads the redevelopment of Houston's Main Street Corridor into a "Signature Boulevard". In 2003, he successfully chaired a city wide referendum to expand Houston's light rail and transit systems. Currently he serves as Chairman of the Board and immediate past President of the Houston Symphony and a founding member of the Steering Committee of Houston's Quality of Life Coalition.
Wulfe is a member of the Executive Committees and Boards of the Greater Houston Partnership and Scenic Houston. He also serves on the Boards of the Center for Houston's Future, Trees for Houston; Uptown Houston, Holocaust Museum Houston, the African American Museum of Houston; the Methodist Hospital Center for Performing Arts Medicine; and the UT Health Science Center. He is past Chairman of the Urban Land Institute's Houston District Council.
The Houston Chapter of the Associated General Contractors presented Wulfe with their 2008 Master Builder Award. In 2007 The Houston Symphony dedicated its Opening Night Concert and Gala to Wulfe and in 2006 Wulfe was inducted in the City of Houston's Hall of Fame and was also named a "Texas Legend" by Cadillac/Channel 11 and The Houston Chronicle. He received the 2005 Texas Legends Award presented by the Galleria Chamber of Commerce, the 2005 Exemplary Leader Award from the American Leadership Forum; the 2004 Rice Design Alliance Award for Design Excellence; the 2004 Leadership Award from The Park People and the 2003 commercial real estate Lifetime Achievement Award by the Houston Business Journal. In 2002 Wulfe received the American Jewish Committee's Annual Human Relations Award and was honored as Scenic Houston's 2001 Scenic Visionary.
Wulfe and his wife Lorraine share and enjoy their six daughters and ten grandchildren.