Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Edna Meyer-Nelson skillfully oversees and directs all the business activities for this multimillion-dollar firm. Edna is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with post-graduate degrees from University of Houston and University of Colorado.
Her career began in the banking industry where she served as a Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer and Marketing Director for several of the larger banks in Houston. During her tenure, Meyer-Nelson’s duties included initiating commercial loans, small business loans, real estate loans and executive lines of credit. Managing over $50 million in assets, Ms. Meyer-Nelson assisted in the buyouts of several independent banks, initiated and incorporated new, cost-effective programs, and actively encouraged executive women to enter new business ventures.
A longtime board member of Houston Children’s Charity, in 2009 Edna earned the distinction of serving as its first female President. She also sits on the boards of several other charities and organizations including the Executive Advisory Board-Graduate Real Estate Program, C.T. Bauer College of Business and the Houston Police Foundation. She is a supporter of Houston Crime Stoppers, member of The Cooley Circle, a Charter Member of Baylor Research Advocates for Student Scientists and the recipient of the CAP Cherished Companion Award.
In 2020 Meyer-Nelson received the Sue Trammell Whitfield Award for Resiliency from The Women’s Fund and was named an Executive of the Year and Woman of the Year finalist by REDNews. In 2019, she was named a Houston Treasure by The Social Book. She is an Official Member of the Houston Business Journal Leadership Trust, has been named one of H Texas Magazine’s 25 Most Beautiful Houstonians, a Houston Business Journal Women Who Mean Business 2019 Honoree, a Connect Media Women in Real Estate Award Winner and one of Houston’s Inaugural Power Women by BisNow. In 2018, she became one of 48 women in the country to be inducted into Real Estate Forum’s Women of Influence Hall of Fame. Additionally, the YWCA of Houston honored Meyer-Nelson with their Outstanding Business Woman Award. In 2017, she became the first woman to receive the Houston Business Journal’s Landmark Lifetime Achievement Award and was honored with CREW Houston’s inaugural Circle of Excellence Award. She is an inductee of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame, has been named Houston Business Journal’s Inaugural Best for Profit CEO and a finalist for their Women Who Mean Business Award, received CREW’s 2015 Networking Story of the Year, one of Real Estate Forum’s 2014 Women of Influence, one of CREW’s 2012 Top 15 Women in Commercial Real Estate, one of Real Estate Forum’s 2010 Women of Influence, a top finalist for “Business Woman of the Year” and “Entrepreneur of the Year” and continually garners top spots on The Houston Business Journal’s Top 50 Women Owned Businesses, Top 50 Fastest Growing Businesses, and Top 100 Diversified Businesses in the United States. She is an active member of the American Business Women’s Association and the National Association of Professional Women as well as a frequent guest lecturer for a variety of graduate, undergraduate and continuing education courses at Rice University and University of Houston.